Part 3 of my photo journey of UVa’s central grounds. All photos taken February, 2017, in remembrance of my grad school days and to show places that appear in my Magic of Love series.
On the west side of the Lawn one can find Pavilion VII, home of the Colonnade Club, a club for UVa Faculty. I never entered in my days as a grad student – I’m not sure I knew one could enter, and I certainly wouldn’t have felt I should, not being faculty.
That didn’t stop me while researching and writing A Scandalous Matter, however. And I fell so in love with the Club’s interiors – and its nineteenth century feel, that I had Amara Mattersley fall in love with it, too, seeing it as a home away from home. Here’s her response upon entering, which was pretty much the same as mine:
“A shiny plaque near the door caught her eye. Colonnade Club, it read. Cautiously, she turned the knob and stepped inside. No one stopped her or asked her to leave. In fact, she was completely alone. Her eyes soaked in the area around her, her ears relishing the silence. The interior gave her the sense of a London townhouse. Not exactly, of course— the layout and furniture differed, but the excitement at finding a place so reminiscent of home fired her blood.” – A Scandalous Matter
Still to come: The University of Virginia Chapel and Alderman Library…