The Shapes and Spaces of The Corner

As several of my readers know, I have an ongoing year-long project this year focusing on the Shapes and Spaces of Charlottesville. It is amazing how fast this year is going and how much more I would like to add to this project. I hope to compile this project into a book that can then be sold in 2014. At the moment, the plan is to have part of the proceeds, from each sold book, set aside for donations to local nonprofit organizations – such as the SPCA, Virginia Blood Services, local food banks, and PACEM. This project is all about Charlottesville, my hometown and current city, and I think it would be great to use it as a fundraiser for local businesses that help so many in our community.

Last night, I was working putting together part of the book – or at the very least at what the composition may be. It is really interesting to pair photos of different parts of town together that relate to each other somehow. Below is one set that I ended up really liking:

Here are some of the photos that I took while I walked around The Corner last week:

I found a fish sunbathing on a beach while out walking…


I was walking with a friend and we found a heart shaped pile of debris!


The Corner is a hotspot for UVA students when the academic year is in session. Visiting it during the summer is nice, because you can find parking and leisurely enjoy the area without the crowds. Some of the businesses shown in this series have been on The Corner for decades. Probably one of the most iconic eateries in Charlottesville is Bodo’s Bagels. It has three locations and I definitely missed it when I was living in other places. Bodo’s is locally owned and is often rated #1 in annual local business contests. It can be really busy, but they are known for affordable food, fast service, and quality! (If anyone has heard of the fast-quality-cheap triangle, you know this is almost unheard of!) I hope you have enjoyed another photo series from the Shapes and Spaces of Charlottesville project – more to come!

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