Monday, March 31, 2008

Photos From Wise County, Virginia

Last week I was all over Virginia - Gate City, Wise, Norton, Big Stone Gap, Coeburn, St. Paul, Hansonville, Abingdon, Emory, Meadowview, Marion, Wytheville, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Christiansburg, Salem, Roanoke, Floyd, and Pearisburg. I was doing all sorts of things to get ready for my wife to start her PhD at Virginia Tech and for me to start teaching in Wise this fall, not to mention visit Emory & Henry to celebrate its 172nd year since establishment (go blue and gold), get in some camping, and of course fulfill my ongoing love of downtown architectures. Well, I took my camera to get pictures for Sarah (who has never been to Wise) but, right on par with my standard memory, I forgot the charger, limiting my total photo count. That said, I got a couple of decent (note decent is not equal to awesome) shots in Norton, Big Stone Gap, Wise, and Coeburn before the camera's battery went to be with its maker, so I thought I'd share. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Jeremy Peters said...

Eric, great pictures from around Wise County.

I especially enjoyed the first six or so of Coeburn's Front Street. The town has really done a nice job of revitalizing the downtown area (the 3-way excepted). Especially nice is the shot of the Lay's Hardware building with the ODP sign in the background. The Lay's building has been the centerpiece of the revitalization effort.

For those yearning for a few more pictures of Coeburn, a.k.a. "Guest's Station", check out this collection on Flickr.