Everyone talks about Spudnuts… it’s a local landmark and place of recommendation. Once a huge chain, this one in Charlottesville is one of a few left. It hasn’t changed much since it opened 40 (ish) years ago…
photographs by Johanna Leech
Harry the fiberglass hotdog at Gibson’s Grocery (703 Hinton Avenue)
Harry was once kidnapped from his previous location in Earlysville- later found ‘buried alive’, his arms had been broken off and his shoelaces were stolen – the local community of Earlysville raised $2,000 to restore him
Photographs by Johanna Leech
I ordered a short stack of pancakes at Fox’s Cafe
Spoke to the manager Diane, why fox’s? “Well I married a Fox”
Customer’s often add to her collection, bringing and even making her foxes:
The Giant Magnet – belonging to Ross McDermott
Ross said I could use the magnet in my show… now how to get it to the gallery…
Thrift Store find:
Mexican restaurant logo:
Interesting photographs I took walking around Charlottesville :
Thought today: How could we make The Bridge a tourist attraction?
Yesterday I saw an animal, which I described as a ‘beaver’, bigger but without a long tail… turns out its a ground hog or as Robin mentioned a ‘whistle pig’ in the countryside.
Why is is called a ‘hog’ and a ‘pig’ anyway??
Circa – antique store rummage – found lots of postcards that will be a key part of the project, examples below:
(Description) Virginia. Nickname – Old Dominion. 1960 Population – 3,966,949. Sq.miles: 39,893. Entered the Union, June 25, 1788. (Hand written) July 23, 1965
(Description) ‘A Brilliant cardinal flashes through Virginia laurel.’
(Hand written) Waynesboro Oct 17, 1965
Balancing Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, 1925
Natural Bridge Virginia leaflet 1947