Monday, November 30, 2009

Skyline, wintry day

From the back of the businesses on Jackson St.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sidewalk art

Sidewalk art is everywhere; this art is in the cement repairing a sidewalk by Bollo's.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Two bus stops, Patrick Henry Dr.

These two bus stops, for different directions, are on Patrick Henry Dr.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Show at Taubman

A small scene from one of the shows that opened last week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

National Holiday

For Thanksgiving, the flags.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quiet Main St.

Looking up the hill along Main St. with the parallel road to the right. The parallel road is on the town map and it is Main St. It must be considered just another lane for traffic.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Windows at the Taubman

The window at the Taubman Art Gallery in Roanoke, is its architectural feature. This view is the inside of the lobby. The stairs, on the left and reflected in the window, make the viewer think of a southwest Virginia mountain stream.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Designer Bench

The simple lines are creating a well-used bench by one of the local coffee shops.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Book Signing at Library

The book "Izzy's Fire" is used in some schools to help students understand the Holocaust. The library hosted at talk by the author.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fly-over Lane Stadium

Last home football game of this season was ideal weather. Again, there was a flyover of military planes during the playing of the National Anthem. The timing was perfect; the planes and the music create a dramatic moment.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Newspaper box

Boxes for different publications such as newspaper or real estate publications, are lined up together on College Ave. This is the one most creatively decorated.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Restaurant called Abella Cafe

Abella Cafe is a pizza restaurant located on Draper Ave. The restaurant is below a parking lot and the entrance is part of its charm. It managed to make its entrance accessible even in its lower level location.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Clouds or fog

The clouds were hanging low over Main St.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New route for Blacksburg Transit

Blacksburg Transit provides a vital service to the community. Extending its routes to Christiansburg has been a major effort by both towns. Today this bus was parked by the offices.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hokie House

This has been part of the downtown landscape for decades. Cooks Clean Center and Hokie House provide services that many of us use.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tree in cemetery

Westview Cemetery is near the downtown part of Blacksburg.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Windows to promote Downtown Merchants

Some of the downtown merchants display their products in this window.

Friday, November 13, 2009

College Ave. from Henderson Lawn

A view along the lawn where concerts are held in the summer.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day Ceremony

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets recognized all military veterans at the War Memorial. The pylons are dedicated to concepts such as service, leadership, honor and sacrifice.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rain on College Ave.

Rain on College Ave. Dismal gray all around town.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Good Shepherd Church

Good Shepherd Church on Prices Fork Road

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Eggleston is an old community in Giles County. There was a railroad stop in Eggleston which brought visitors.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Red berries

Even as all the leaves are gone, there is still a lot of color in this tree.

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Theatre with sign

A new billboard on the side of Theatre 101 can be seen from Main St., looking across Henderson Lawn.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Art Gallery

Part of Virginia Tech's School of Visual Arts is in Henderson Hall. It uses this hallway as a gallery for some of the works. Perhaps these are some of the Visual Communication and Graphic design pieces.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Looking down on Ellett Valley

This view of Ellett Valley shows a beef cattle enterprise nestled in the hills.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Town Council signs

All nine of the active candidates for Town Council put signs at this intersection.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Marching Virginians at Lane Stadium

The Marching Virginians' presentation of the American flag is an impressive ceremony.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Community Strings

Blacksburg Community Strings and Chamber Orchestra presented an All Saints Day Family Concert featuring a violin soloist.