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History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA

History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA

My friend had a family event to attend in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, so I went along for the ride. I spent my last say in the DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia) area in a quieter setting, and it was a welcome reprieve and perfect ending to my weekend. Just two hours outside of Washington D.C., Charlottesville is a city with a lot of charm and a lot of history. A history that is depending on who ask, one of great leaders or painful reminders. A few of the pictures I’ll share in this post, I went back and forth about sharing because they are painful reminders of a horrid time in America’s history. I decided to share them because I don’t only want to share the shiny and appealing parts of any place I visit. I want to be honest with my readers and share the entirety of my experiences, not withholding anything.  But with that said, I greatly enjoyed my time in Charlottesville, visiting downtown’s Main Street and the adjacent historical landmarks and monuments as well as the University of Virginia’s campus. I hope these picture I share do this city beautiful city  justice and I hope to visit again one day. Enjoy a day in Charlottesville, Virginia!History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog  History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogHistory & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, VA - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog

Be sure to check out my other posts covering my time spent in DC:
Your Crown Has Been Paid For: The Million Man March
Memorials, Monuments & Museums: A Day in Washington D.C.
Eats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia


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    Patrice Jolene
    November 1, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    I loved the pictures , I plan on visiting one of these days.

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      Sanura
      November 3, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      Thank you! I hope you do get to visit. It’s a lovely place!

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    Nadeen
    October 28, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    I loved my time at The University Of Virginia. It does have a lot of history, good and bad. But the beauty of the campus and surrounding area with that Virginia charm makes it so lovely!! The architecture at UVA is amazing. I’m glad you were able to see it!

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      Sanura
      October 29, 2015 at 10:36 AM

      Hi Nadeen! UVA is a STUNNING campus and the surrounding areas seemed so peaceful, like it was an ideal location for a college. I hope to return one day and really take my time and explore every nook and cranny.

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    Allison Jones
    October 28, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    I love your blog! I’m so glad I stopped by. Charlottesville looks like a quaint city with a lot of history. Beautiful photos 🙂

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison Jones

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      Sanura
      October 29, 2015 at 10:33 AM

      Thank you so much Allison! Charlottesville is a beautiful city that I hope more people get to experience. Thank you for reading! 🙂

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    Tiffany
    October 21, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    VA girl here! I get excited when people post about my home state. It’s definitely no LA or NYC or ATL, but it’s charming and quaint all the same. Charlottesville is a nice city and that photo of the mountains? OMG beautiful backdrop!

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      Sanura
      October 27, 2015 at 8:40 PM

      Thank you! Coming from LA I thought it was going to be like Mayberry lol but I was pleasantly surprised by its charm and SO MUCH HISTORY is there! I can’t wait to return and discover more of Virginia as a whole.

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