Posts Tagged ‘va’

Ye Olde Cable Television

August 3, 2010

It’s a simple, common image, really. But having spent four years of my life in Colonial Williamsburg, I am always struck and amused by the juxtaposition of the old world and the new. I wonder if anyone ever plugs their T.V.s into these things right there on the street.

As far as light goes, it doesn’t get better than Caroline Street around dusk. The trees that line the streets create this really magical, diffuse light.

Hippies Use Side Door…

August 2, 2010

Enough said.

Fredericksburg Cemetery

July 27, 2010

The heat finally broke yesterday, so Lisa and I got out for some much needed downtown exploration. Though I’ve driven by it a million times, I had never been in the Fredericksburg Cemetery. Took a walk around Kenmore afterwards, and found a sweet car from the future. More to come from the cemetery and Kenmore tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by, and if you’re diggin’ the blog, please consider joining us over on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theotherfredericksburg .

Ristorante Renato’s

May 26, 2010

The Things We miss

May 25, 2010

Fredericksburg isn’t a big town. It’s just not. For a while, I had gotten tired of its kitschy antiques, historic buildings, and perfectly manicured gardens. Mostly because I felt like I had seen it all. I walk the streets of Fredericksburg on a pretty regular basis. And it’s easy to stroll past the same structures day after day and blithely condemn their existence. But that’s one of the things I love about this project. It’s a challenge. Is this art? I don’t know. But I can tell you this much…I see it differently than I did yesterday, and I think that’s important. Thanks for stopping by!

Inside Dinty Moore’s

May 22, 2010

So…apparently Dinty Moore’s is closed. Add them to the list. I hope we round a corner and don’t see any more businesses in Fredericksburg go under. I really miss pizza from Basil’s. This is one of my favorite shots of the project thus far. Thanks for stopping by!

Asparagus?

May 20, 2010


On the Way to Carl’s

May 19, 2010

Speaking of iconic buildings, Carl’s would be the obvious choice. But I love Dinty Moore’s. Something about the typeface that does it for me. Or maybe it’s the ceramic swan.  Geoff and I ended up at Carl’s for hot fudge sundays. However, that poor building has been photographed so many times (more than a few by me), that I just had to leave it be this time around. Has anyone actually eaten at Dinty Moore’s? Thanks for stopping by, and hit me in the comments if you’ve had the pleasure of a meal at Dinty Moore’s.

I have to admit, I moved to the area well after this building had fallen into disrepair. But, it’s a bit of a landmark on William Street. The current plans have it being torn down sometime this year and replaced with luxury townhomes. I’ve tried to photograph this building a number of times, but they always turn out a bit too abstract. I don’t know how I feel about the townhomes yet, but to be honest, the space needs to be used.

I spent some time walking around the building, shot a few frames, and found some unlikely fruit. Thanks for stopping by!