Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Along the valley

Between the beautiful mountains are beautiful valleys. I love them all. This is the new Eastern Montgomery Elementary School, nestled in the valley.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Neon art

Art that is in my home.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Changing sides

Early this morning, Main St. traffic flow changed sides. The two-way Main St. moved across the street. The rest of the day, gigantic shovels removed the old lanes.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Another restaurant

International cuisine is part of the community.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Roanoke railroad station

A symbol of Roanoke: train station.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dinner table

Ready for the Thanksgiving dinner.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fire Plug

All the hydrants have chains, now.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Farmers' Market

Kind of dismal, rainy day at the Farmer's Market.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Radio station

Radio stations don't need fancy buildings, it seems.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bluefield, W. Va.

Traveling along the New River took me to Bluefield, W. Va. (not so far from Blacksburg) which was the home of mathematician John Nash.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Once a bridge was needed

Following the New River heading towards West Virginia, we passed a place where once a bridge was needed.

Friday, November 19, 2010

River Bend Golf Course

Championship golf course along the New River

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Near Glen Lynn power plant

Along the New River from the train tracks.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Celanese Plant

The Celco Plant in Narrows, is along the New River. It began operations in 1939. It produces cellulose acetate, flake, filament, and tow.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Eggleston Scene

Standard scene in Eggleston.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cambria business district

This circa 1910 building was, at different times, a drug store, grocery, medical doctor's office and a 12-bed hospital, the Do-Drop Inn restaurant, a meeting hall, and apartments. It is again a business, creating advertising posters and banners.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Extra St progress

Construction of the redesign continues and the Extra Main St. seems to be taking shape.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Luster's gravestone at Westview

On the tour of Confederate Soldier graves at a Blacksburg cemetery, the guide noted the headstone of Luster. After the Civil War ended, he returned to Blacksburg and, as one of his enterprises, operated a toll road. The road was named Luster's Gate which is still a major community.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day at Tech

Another photographer was at the Virginia Tech Memorial tonight to capture the Corp of Cadets observance to remember the day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Art Gallery

One of the art galleries.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tree-lined street

Seems the stereotype of a fall street scene.

Monday, November 8, 2010

View from traincar

The views from inside one of the historic dome cars on a rail excursion are of a different perspective than from the highway across the river. This is Castle Rock.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Historic railroad ride

Roanoke Chapter of the National Railroad Historic Society had an excursion on restored train cars.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Old section of town

Homes in this section of town were the "place to live" when veterans enrolled at Virginia Tech after World War II.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Parking sign

This part of the community has many restaurants and bars.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Civic program

League of Women Voters of Montgomery County hosted a session with the Blacksburg Town Council to talk about community issues.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Samples of Architectural styles

Main Street has a variety of styles.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

No romance, just work

When the beautiful colored leaves fall from the trees, they must be collected by the town in an efficient manner.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Road Construction equipment

One of the machines used to create the new Huckleberry Trail extension.