I had the pleasure of visiting Staunton, Virginia this week for a book signing. Staunton is a small city in western Virginia that has had great success in revitalizing its downtown area. I'm an architect by training and love old buildings. Staunton's buildings are especially enjoyable because of the intricate brickwork and cast stone used to build them - the details appeal to my artistic sensibilities. Unexpected public art just adds to the experience of visiting!