Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Window, West Main, Charlottesville

West Main, Charlottesville

Towns and cities tend to be named and thought of as a conglomeration of different areas. So it is for C-Ville. There is the University Area (or “The Corner”), the Downtown, 29 North, Barracks Road. West Main is Main Street between the University Corner and Downtown Charlottesville. It happens to also include the Charlottesville Amtrak Station. It runs between some of the older residential areas. Since I’ve been living here it has been a strip of some hotels, businesses, auto shops and restaurants. Across from the train station there is a block of two story brownstone buildings with commercial spaces on the bottom floors. This is possibly a sign of a prior plan for the area, or not. If so, like many plans, the result was different from the plan.
The photo above is the building now used by the Albemarle Baking Company. This was taken during the demolition of the old space. The motorcycle belonged to the gent doing the construction work.
Taken with a Koni-Omega 6X7, and a Hexanon 60 mm lens. Never heard of it? Well, here;
http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?KoniOmegaRapidM.html~mainFrame .
The film was Tri-x 120 roll film.

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