Monday, October 18, 2010

Taste of Charlottesville

A thoughtful family member brought these when she came to visit. Two of my favorite Charlottesville foodstuffs are Starr Hill beer and Shenandoah Joe coffee. I haven't found their perfect replacements yet.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

C-ville Spring

Even reasons 1, 6, 8, and 9 are reasons enough to love Charlottesville in Spring. Check out the other 11 reasons collected by the online UVA magazine.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Virginia State Capitol in Richmond

The Virginia State Capital is on a Richmond hill overlooking the James. Now there are buildings largely obscuring that view but when Jefferson originally designed it, it was the tallest building around. Even without its size it would have had the most commanding view. In addition to the history lurking in every hall and room inside, there is the purported most authentic life-size sculpture of George Washington in the center under a dome. It was just as impressive now as it was when I saw it in grade school.
On the grounds are several large tulip poplar trees.
For brunch we ate at Cafe Gutenberg in the bottom - great food, great coffee. The ceilings and walls are covered in old tin panelling.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Old UVA Photos

The University of Virginia Magazine ran a great feature in its Spring 2010 edition. It contains pictures of UVA sites in the past and present. I think many of the photos were taken by Holsinger, though not attributed in the article. There's also a short video with pictures not in the article.

That Cavalier Tan used to be a movie theater blew my mind.

Even better is the complete Holsinger collection available digitally from the UVA library.