Last weekend I visited Roanoke for a couple of days on VSTE (Virginia Society for Technology in Education) business. And it rained almost the whole time. But I still got a few nice shots.
This view of the Hotel Roanoke reminds me of some of the half timbered buildings we saw in Chester, England. Inside and out it’s very much a throwback building.
The kind of window sign you might have seen on the streets of Mayberry.
A wooden statue standing in front of a restaurant.
As I said, it rained a lot.
Glass barriers that used to form booths for pay phones. As I said, it’s a very traditional hotel.
As mentioned in an earlier post, I’m trying to carve out more time to devote to photography. Here is my first post featuring a few shots from the previous week or so.
I had planned to post theseÂ sooner but got lost in trying to learn a software alternative to Aperture, the photo management programÂ Apple has decided to abandon in favor of their new Photos application. However, PhotosÂ has a long way to go before it’s an appropriate replacement and another possibility called Emulsion also needs a lot of work. More to come on this topic.
The National Zoo’s male panda Tian Tian (I think; Karen could certainly tell me) batting around his snack dispenser looking for more food.
A real modern-age antique.Â We had one of these when I was a kid but I’m pretty sure my dad paid more than $150 for it.
More pictures below the jump.