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In a rush
Published on Jan 25th, 2013
17 comments When you're in a rush, any direction will do. UVA women line up on Chancellor Street for sorority house tours on Saturday, January 19. The 10-day formal recruitment process culminated in "bid day" on...
Tree sentries
Published on Jan 19th, 2013
10 comments A row of red cedar, scientific name juniperus virginiana, stand guard on a farm in Green Springs National Historic District in Louisa County. Known as "pioneer invaders," they are among the first to...
New year, new tune
Published on Jan 9th, 2013
0 comments With trademark hair and epic beard, the man known to many as "Harmonica Dave" rang in the new year with another street performance on the Downtown Mall. ~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo...
Roseberry's lens
Published on Jan 3rd, 2013
2 comments Photographer Ed Roseberry, a man whose images constitute a powerful record of more than 50 years, was on the job at Charlottesville's 250th birthday celebration, shooting with his trusty twin lens...
Published on Dec 13th, 2012
14 comments Charlottesville Albemarle is no stranger to greenfield development. So it's heartening to encounter some re-development. Here, the ghost-box of Circuit City, closed three years ago, is getting...
Published on Dec 10th, 2012
11 comments Walking in the County southeast on Hydraulic Road past the shops at Stonefield. Enjoying the new sidewalk and trees. Headed home. Arriving at the “Main Street” of the County, U.S. Route 29, the...
Uriah J. Fields
Published on Nov 30th, 2012
0 comments Mr. Fields, the Sunday before election day, working to re-elect President Obama.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
John Crow laws
Published on Nov 27th, 2012
4 comments The Town of Culpeper is having a “buzzard problem.” Big birds are hanging out doing their business where the town doesn’t want them. Forty miles southwest, the City Council of Charlottesville...
Big top, big prep
Published on Nov 16th, 2012
2 comments Workers install snow ropes on the canopy of the nTelos Wireless Pavillion in preparation for winter weather– a safety feature for the the folks that will later manually remove the accumulated...
Lost in the funhouse
Published on Nov 9th, 2012
5 comments If any family members go missing this weekend, it is a good bet they are burning in new neural pathways, trying to find the front door, trying to find their car, trying to find their way in and...
The slumbering herd
Published on Nov 2nd, 2012
9 comments Pre-Halloween, a Georgia Power security guard babysits a herd of bucket trucks slumbering in the parking lot of the defunct Azalea Mall just off I-95 on the north side of Richmond. I did not ask...
Election 2012
Published on Oct 31st, 2012
1 comments If Romney/Ryan supporters need cheering up, a happy place for a drive would be U.S. Route 360 through King William and King and Queen Counties. People in this region make their own signs. This one is...
Smoky welcome
Published on Oct 23rd, 2012
0 comments No shortage of incense amidst the crowd awaiting the October 11 arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama along Market Street.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at billemory....
Friendship Court
Published on Oct 16th, 2012
22 comments "There is hereby created the Placemaking, Livability and Community Engagement (PLACE) Design Task Force (PDTF) to act as an advisory body to the Planning Commission and City Council... charged with...
Published on Oct 5th, 2012
1 comments A side of the Gleason condo tower and the back of the Atlantic Coast Athletic Club show the juxtaposition of fenestration and the lack thereof. (The blank side of the ACAC may be a good place for a...
Brew crew
Published on Sep 29th, 2012
0 comments Attendees at the third annual Top of the Hops beer festival fill the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Saturday, September 22, for an array of two-ounce samples of over 150 craft beers.~Commentator Bill...
Thoughtful graffiti
Published on Sep 24th, 2012
7 comments Recently seen at the free speech chalkboard in front of City Hall.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
Published on Sep 17th, 2012
12 comments Historians and locals spend considerable energy asking what would Jefferson do (WWJD)? Jefferson aids that pursuit by his meticulously catalogued writings. Jefferson has been called the epicurean...
Scott Stadium
Published on Sep 11th, 2012
11 comments First home football game of the year, September 1.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
Presidential visit
Published on Aug 30th, 2012
15 comments It takes a village to protect and coordinate for a Presidential trip.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at (ONLINE BONUS #1: More Bill Emory pix...
Published on Aug 20th, 2012
6 comments A Buckingham Branch employee sledgehammers slag off a new track weld between 1st and 2nd Street Northeast in Charlottesville. lists no synonyms, but the word sledgehammer is derived...
Stealth bus stop
Published on Aug 8th, 2012
4 comments Through sensitive selection of signage, appurtenances and plantings, this Charlottesville Area Transit bus stop fits comfortably in a rural central Virginia neighborhood.~Commentator Bill Emory puts...
Hydraulic curiosity
Published on Aug 6th, 2012
28 comments Corner of Cedar Hills and Hydraulic Road. The trees in this part of town are disappearing, soon to be replanted along the grand boulevards of Stonefield. I suppose the trees in the Route 29 median...
Church ISO new home
Published on Aug 1st, 2012
5 comments The historic Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is a fine example of a rural church type that is fast disappearing from the county’s landscape; the last chance to preserve the structure is running out...
Published on Jul 23rd, 2012
2 comments Headless mannequins make me slightly uneasy. I guess the idea is to focus attention on the dress? Fifth Street Southeast.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
Young and creative
Published on Jul 16th, 2012
0 comments Photographer: "What is your name?" Sign-holder: "I am going to give you an alias: Mama Punkass. It is my Rainbow name. I go to Rainbow gatherings."~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly...
Independence Day
Published on Jul 7th, 2012
7 comments Independence Day at Monticello included famed gymnast Nadia Comăneci and a young girl with a flag. Missing, however, were the silhouettes of two house-hugging liriodendron tulipifera that have been...
A short history of America
Published on Jul 2nd, 2012
0 comments R. Crumb’s images made a cameo appearance at the Charlottesville City work session on land use on June 7. Originally, this image of landscape metamorphosis was in black and white and not set to...
Downtown Mall
Published on Jun 25th, 2012
15 comments Filed under Charlottesville.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
Neighborhood model
Published on Jun 19th, 2012
1 comments My introduction to real estate advertising was an issue of Mad Magazine in the 1960’s. Honest to goodness, discover Treesdale. (Techniques outlined in the magazine seem to be in play here. Formerly...