Friday, November 27, 2009

Pictures of Charlottesville and UVA 

The TigerHawk Teenager and I roamed around Charlottesville this afternoon, and I snapped a few pictures...

A new rule: All college town pedestrian malls look alike. Charlottesville's is virtually identical to Iowa City's...

All college town pedestrian malls look alike

A brass band, playing to raise money for a food bank named for -- who else? -- Thomas Jefferson...

A band for a food bank named for Thomas Jefferson

Miller's, which is a very nice bar...

Miller's, on the mall, Charlottesville

A good use for an old garage...

A good use for an old garage

Mr. Jefferson's university...

Mr. Jefferson's university

The Lawn...

The Lawn, UVA

Your blogger, on the Lawn

Columns, columns, everywhere...


Mr. Monroe's farm

And, finally, The Corner...

The Corner, UVA


By Blogger SMGalbraith, at Fri Nov 27, 08:18:00 PM:

I cannot read about Jefferson without my mouth becoming agape.

Botanist, inventor, musician, political philospher, agronomist, astronomer...and I'm leaving out another half dozen "hobbies." Half dozen? Dozen.

Humbling...very humbling.  

By Blogger SMGalbraith, at Fri Nov 27, 08:26:00 PM:

...and architect who designed the grounds/layout of the University.

He also spoke and could write French, Greek and Latin.  

By Blogger SR, at Fri Nov 27, 09:36:00 PM:

Is it OK for the HT to sport Hokie gear in Charlottsville?  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Fri Nov 27, 09:41:00 PM:

Not really "OK," but since VT will play UVA here tomorrow there will be lots of Hokies walking around, no doubt.  

By Blogger Kurt, at Sat Nov 28, 01:04:00 AM:

Nice photos of C-Ville. I haven't been back in 11 years already, but it's nice to see it doesn't look too different than it did when I was in school there.  

By Blogger Steve Burri, at Sat Nov 28, 10:50:00 AM:

Is that the Starbucks that Jefferson frequented?  

By Blogger SR, at Sat Nov 28, 09:54:00 PM:

Hokie,Hokie,Hokie High!  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Sat Nov 28, 11:21:00 PM:

Jefferson was educated at W&M, of course.

SR, does that mean they still call it VPI in-state? Or just for that cheer. Good memory. That cheer was old in '71.  

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