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Total Eclipse of the Heart *turn around bright eyes*

By • Aug 25th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

And so the day has come and gone! We made good time down to Charleston and back, thankfully avoiding much of the forecasted traffic on I95. The day before the eclipse, we set out into the city to investigate where viewing events might be happening around the city. We started the day at the College […]

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On the Cusp of Totality: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and Several Amazon Purchases

By • Aug 15th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

We are getting so close! Yesterday marked the one-week countdown to the total eclipse. Since I last updated you all, I have been investigating some interesting facets of eclipses. I checked out several books from the public library covering everything from the history and lore of eclipses to some recently published volumes meant to prepare […]

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1 Month, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 48 Minutes and Some Assorted Seconds

By • Jul 16th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

And so it begins! I’ve downloaded a countdown app and set the date to August 21st at 2:46:22 pm. This first week was mostly investigating logistics for my trip in August and conducting preliminary research on solar eclipses. I am planning on watching the eclipse in Charleston, South Carolina. Already a popular tourist destination, the […]

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Abstract: The Great American Eclipse 2017

By • Apr 1st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Total solar eclipses are rare astronomical events, and it is even more rare that one will be so visible across a large swath of North America — as they are more likely to fall over the open ocean or less accessible locations. This year however, the eclipse will pass over several main US cities, making […]

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In Summary: Words and Pictures Tell the Story of a Place

By • Aug 27th, 2015 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

Bear with me, cause this post is gonna be a long one. As the summer has come to a close, I must present you with the fullness of my research. I have constructed a timeline of the events surrounding the architecture of the Fan, and hopefully shed some light on the reasons for such architectural […]



An Architec-TOUR of the Fan

By • Jul 15th, 2015 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

Ahhhh the Puns! But anyway, while I was out finding houses to photograph and draw around the Fan I thought I would take the time to put together a little video tour of some of the more famous and architecturally significant buildings. So I’ve made a little video for you to enjoy and included the […]



Refocusing

By • Jun 22nd, 2015 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

First, let me apologize for the long absence between my last post and this one. Second, I must admit to being a tad overwhelmed. I had thought my research would start with the history of the Fan and its architecture. Afterwards, I would use the information I’d uncovered to make sketches of individual houses in […]



Richmond’s No. 1 Fan: A Brief History of the Fan District

By • Jun 5th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello dear reader, Today I write to you, not from the City of Richmond, but from the equally urban City of Detroit. Well…more specifically, the suburban-ish outskirts of Detroit, fondly referred to as Redford Township. My apologies for not updating you sooner, but the last few days left little opportunity for blogging. The last two […]



And So It Begins: The First Post and Preliminary Research

By • May 28th, 2015 • Category: Architecture, First post, Honors Thesis, Research

Today I found myself at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library. Even now, I sit at a worktable among the books, staring past the potted plants on the sill of the massive library windows and out into the city. It is a good library for my researc…



A Visual History of The Fan District

By • Mar 18th, 2015 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

My summer research will be centered around the evolution and history of architecture Fan District of Richmond, Virginia. The Fan is a neighborhood in Richmond that has been growing and changing for more than a century. So named for the way its streets …