Winter in Montpelier, Vermont

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.

State House

Vermont State House

The Vermont State House. Outside of New England, we call it a capitol building.

Vermont State House Lawn

A snowy, sunny day on the State House lawn.

Vermont State House Ceres Statue

Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, sits atop the gilt dome.

State Street

Worcester Branch of the Winooski River

The Worcester Branch of the Winooski (Onion) River, from the State Street Bridge.

Montpelier Coffee Shop

Capital Grounds Coffee on State Street. If there’s a coffee shop, I’ll find it.

Montpelier Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre on State Street, still a working cinema.

Montpelier State Street

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.)

Montpelier Church

A cool little church on State Street. It’s too bad there’s an old clunker of a car parked in front of it.

Montpelier Art Deco Building

An Art Deco office building across the street from the State House.

State and Main

Montpelier City Hall

Montpelier City Hall

Montpelier State and Main 1

The corner of State and Main. Like so many New England towns, the Montpelier State & Main is the center of the city.

Montpelier State and Main 2

State and Main at sunset. I love the lighting on the buildings.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs regularly at

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