Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My visit to Charlottesville!


...so I went home for the holidays...which is Charlottesville, Virginia!

Tuffy (my little West Highland Terrier) and I just wanted to show you a few sites around C-ville and the University of Virginia, which is located in Charlottesville...

Of course...The Lawn at UVA is a great place to visit...we are in front of one of the faculty pavilions on The Lawn (in the above picture), where a faculty member lives with his/her family.  


...and the well known Rotunda is on one side of The Lawn at UVA.   The top of the columns are draped in black fabric right now...

...this is not one of our pictures, but shows the faculty pavilions interspersed among the student rooms with the Rotunda in the distance...at one end of The Lawn at UVA.

The Downtown Mall is not far away...and is full of shops, boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. 

The Downtown Mall is actually a pedestrian mall created by laying brick where a paved road used to be located in this historic shopping area of Main Street in downtown Charlottesville...they stopped the cars from driving down this long stretch of Main Street in Charlottesville-- now you just walk this area of Main Street and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries on foot...and don't have to worry about any cars!

...Oyster House Antiques is one of my favorite furniture stores on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville...

...my parents eat on the Downtown Mall after church on Sundays...

...and is where the old Paramount theatre is located!


...and so many cute stores like Petite Bebe (for little kids)...and I spied this great table in their store while window shopping on Sunday!

...and of course you will see this...
...all over the place...for the University of Virginia!

...and the Downtown Mall is where one of my favorite stores is located...it is one of the 3 Caspari stores in the world...and as my mother noted...the other 2 are in in Paris and NYC...which besides for Charleston, SC...are my two other favorite places!!


...the Caspari window shopping pictures came out horribly...but just wanted to try to show one of my favorite gift/home decor/furniture stores in C-ville!

Hope everyone had a relaxing holiday with family and friends...and are preparing for a wonderful New Year!

Take care,

Caroline




3 comments:

Danielle.freshquince said...

Happy New Year Caroline! xx Danielle

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Thank you! This blog was one after my own heart! I miss C-Ville soo much!! Your pictures captured it beautifully! Happy New Year! xo Samantha

Ashley said...

Lovely photos Caroline! Happy New Year Xoxoxo