I like to take photographs of photographers taking photographers. I ran into this one one block over from 821 Cafe. I am a fan of that blue wall. Danielle Dick from Spit for Science working with ALT Lab’s video team. Students set up hammocks around VCU. I wonder if that happens in other places. Not the best picture but I love the stories I make up for this scene. Something about the formal clothes, the long beards, and the apparent picnic preparations. My eldest and a few classmates decided their science project would be focused on testing the flammability of various materials. I don’t think any of them had ever seen Beavis and Butthead but . . . .
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