I went to visit my parents for Christmas back in December 2009, After several years of living in Texas, Vermont was quite a shock to my system. Still, it was a beautiful place, on a sunny winter day, I took my camera and walked around downtown Montpelier, getting pictures from the State House to the corner of State and Main.
The Vermont State House. Outside of New England, we call it a capitol building.
A snowy, sunny day on the State House lawn.
Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, sits atop the gilt dome.
The Worcester Branch of the Winooski (Onion) River, from the State Street Bridge.
Capital Grounds Coffee on State Street. If there’s a coffee shop, I’ll find it.
The Capitol Theatre on State Street, still a working cinema.
Looking east on State Street. Yes, there’s a Subway in this photo. It’s the only fast food chain within the Montpelier city limits. (Even the McDonald’s is a few miles outside of town.)
A cool little church on State Street. It’s too bad there’s an old clunker of a car parked in front of it.
An Art Deco office building across the street from the State House.
State and Main
Montpelier City Hall
The corner of State and Main. Like so many New England towns, the Montpelier State & Main is the center of the city.
State and Main at sunset. I love the lighting on the buildings.