I lived in Blacksburg, Virginia 1997-2005 while studying at Virginia Tech. In 2002, I bought my first camera. It was a Canon Digital Elph that was small enough to put in my pocket and carry around with me.
Photos taken in 2002
A corpse flower about to bloom at the horticulture gardens
View from “The Cage,” the large parking lot at the edge of campus
Burruss Hall, across the Drillfield on a snowy day
A Hokies football game at Lane Stadium
Foggy morning on the Drillfield
An art studio in Henderson Hall
Michael Vick visiting for homecoming, at the height of his popularity
I was back in Blacksburg in 2003 to start graduate school.
Fans charging the football field after Virginia Tech’s upset of Miami
A student holding a creative prop he made for the game (I think originally there was a cardboard knife in the Hokie Bird’s hand, but the security guards made him remove it)
The rural areas of southwest Virginia
Clash of clouds and sun across the Blue Ridge Mountains
Kendo practice at Virginia Tech’s War Memorial Gym
In 2004 I was in Blackburg taking graduate school at Virginia Tech.
Snowy day in downtown Blacksburg.
Driving down South Main Street.
The now-defunct Blacksburg Brewery.
The owner of Blacksburg Brewery. I forget his name but I think I read somewhere that he has gone on to bigger things in the brewing industry.
International street fair.
Keiko practice at Kendo Club.
An “Asian party” at someone’s apartment.