Snap o' the Day

City pays landlords to save water
Published on Jul 21st, 2009
5 comments The Hook's landlord just received a $200 check from the City of Charlottesville as a rebate for installing two low-flow toilets. Given that the landlord, Portico Properties, only spent about $200...
Slow ride from Ocracoke
Published on Jul 17th, 2009
8 comments Folks on Ocracoke Island (a sort of Tarheel Nantucket) wait for the ferry back to the North Carolina vacation destination of Hatteras Island and points north along the Outer Banks. This image, shot...
New poetry from C.W. Hlad
Published on Jul 16th, 2009
2 comments C.W. Hlad, the man whose poetry graced the pages of the C-Ville Review for the first half of the 1990s, has returned with a second collection from the Hypocrite Press. His latest is entitled...
Byrne remembers
Published on Jul 15th, 2009
1 comments Back in June, James “Jinx” Kern, owner of Jinx’s Pit’s-Top Barbecue had a "brush with genius" when David Byrne and his band, in town for a concert at the Pavilion, popped into the little barbecuery...
Belmont streetscape through glass
Published on Jul 14th, 2009
9 comments Belmont was bustling on Tuesday, July 7, when this image was captured from the front table of Bel Rio restaurant. From left, one can see the very-soon-to-open Tavola, the groovy-terraced Local, Jean...
Overhead train
Published on Jul 13th, 2009
1 comments A freight train is silhouetted against the sky over the Corner District in this image captured July 3.
Tap this
Published on Jul 12th, 2009
0 comments The 12th Street Taphouse will soon have a much smoother sidewalk linking it to the nearby Central Grounds of UVA as construction work on the adjacent West Main Street sidewalk appears to be wrapping...
Powerful auger
Published on Jul 10th, 2009
0 comments This large auger bit, photographed on the last day of June, was finally put to use on July 9 when it was spun into the dirt along Ivy Road near Farmington. The resulting hole holds a new utility...
Last days of old Shadwell Store
Published on Jul 6th, 2009
1 comments Grass grows tall and the asphalt parking lot is gone, but the shell of the old Shadwell Food Store, which is slated for demolition, still stands, as this July 3 photograph of the building at the...
Swampy playground
Published on Jul 5th, 2009
0 comments On Thursday, July 2, one day after torrential rain, Riverview Park– less than a mile away from the new Onesty Family Aquatic Center– seemed more like a wading pool than a playground. (...
Jumbo compressors
Published on Jul 3rd, 2009
0 comments These jumbo compressors stand between UVA's new Carr's Hill parking deck (vantage point for this June 28 photo) and Carr's Hill Field.
Alternate arrangements
Published on Jul 2nd, 2009
2 comments This is how it looked in the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) on June 11 when a Delta flight to Atlanta was canceled and these passengers were offered alternate travel arrangements.
LTACH rises
Published on Jul 1st, 2009
1 comments UVA's 50-bed long term acute care hospital, or LTACH, on Ivy Road alongside Volvo of Charlottesville, is rising as a steel skeleton. Why, just a month ago, it was little more than its elevator shafts...
New lights for Mall
Published on Jun 30th, 2009
6 comments As part of its $7.5-million renovation, which appears now to be complete, new lights adorn the trees, as was evident in this photo from 9:19pm on June 29.
Snap o' the Day: New Bob's
Published on Jun 24th, 2009
7 comments After the old Bob’s Wheel Alignment and the former Charlottesville Power Equipment building on East Market were demolished last September (bottom photo), a new Bob's rises from the rubble. Bob's new...
Snap o' the day: Reader response?
Published on Jun 18th, 2009
1 comments Hook box found among the rubble at the base of the partially constructed Landmark Hotel. Hmmmm. – photo by Gordon Block
Snap o' the day: Swim faster
Published on Jun 16th, 2009
2 comments Budget cuts have sliced beach time two hours at Albemarle County's Mint Springs, Chris Greene and Walnut Creek lakes, now open from 11:30am to 7:30pm, down from last year's 10am to 8pm and saving...
Snap o' the Day: Lee Park fight
Published on Jun 15th, 2009
37 comments After a brief war of words, two men in Lee Park began throwing punches and wrestling each other to the ground. Within minutes two plain-clothed police officers arrived and handcuffed the two men.
Snap o' the Day: Airport has the Dyson Handblade
Published on Jun 13th, 2009
3 comments The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport recently installed some of those new and allegedly super-efficient and hygienic hand-dryers, the Dyson Airblade/
Snap o' the day: Same as he ever was
Published on Jun 12th, 2009
0 comments Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne breaks out some of his patented odd dance moves at his show on Wednesday, June 10 at the Charlottesville Pavilion. This was Byrne's first appearance in...