The week between the Christmas and New Year holiday is generally a quiet one in the downtown Roanoke region. Save a few local residents enjoying the week off, along with a few stragglers already back at work (such as myself), the normally busy streets and alleyways can provide a veritable wealth of stoic charm and tranquility.
After several days of bone-chilling temperatures coupled with a few soaking rains, the many puddles dotting the historic cobblestone district never cease to amaze in reflecting a peaceful and unique angle on our small mountain town.
Heading back to work on the day after Christmas was no easy task. A scorching sunset of a sunrise view made it all a far more bearable duty, Patrick Henry High School entrance view south.
The first puddle reflection encountered on the walk in.. Kirk Ave between Jefferson and 2nd.
Kirk Ave view toward Jefferson, just outside the office.
Jefferson and Kirk view South.
Alley connecting Jefferson Ave and Historic City Market, westerly view.
Alley connecting Jefferson Ave and Historic City Market, easterly view.
Alley between Kirk and Church, westerly view.
Alley between Kirk and Church, easterly view.
Parking lot on the corner of Church and Jefferson.
Christmas Day sun momentarily peeking through between rains, Patrick Henry High School varsity ball field.
Thank you for stopping by, as always. With 2016 in the books and very thankfully so, hoping you all enjoyed an excellent Christmas break, from our house to yours. Here’s to a blessed and prosperous 2017 in the days and months to come.
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