The day was beautiful and crisp and Grounds were buzzing with students enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather! My mom joined me and my nearly 1-year old son for the afternoon outing. We started at Bodo’s Bagels to fuel up, and after a bagel sandwich and bojo we were ready to begin.
We divided the picture list into two categories: Central Grounds and the Corner. We tackled the Corner photos first and cruised Rugby Rd, 14th Street, Main Street, Gordon, and several other residential roads. We executed the “park, flashing lights, sprint around the car" technique, and successfully took every shot we needed without even a warning from the officers patrolling the neighborhoods around UVA.
Next we tackled Central Grounds where we opted for the less daring "parking garage and stroller" technique. We captured scenes of the Lawn, Rotunda, libraries, the chapel, the serpentine walls, gardens, pavilions, amphitheater, Rouse Hall, and several other landmarks around grounds!
For the “hard work” we decided to treat ourselves to Carpe Donuts, but unfortunately they had already closed! So instead, we went by Calvino Café because they carry Carpe Donuts and we needed our donut fix. After a short jaunt down 64, we were back in Richmond
before rush hour with lots of photos to provide the illustrator!