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 State and Main to the State House.
The Vermont State House. Outside of New England, we call it a capitol building.
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.
A snowy, sunny day on the State House lawn
Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, sits atop the gilt dome
Looking east on State Street. Yes, there’s a Subway in this photo, 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
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.