Roanoke, Virginia, July 2018

These are just a few shots of the City of Roanoke in the vicinity of Mill Mountain.  I really like the style of the houses here, although I don’t know what it is.  They’re truly immense, despite looking a bit boxlike.

 

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Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia, July 2018 (video)

Again, Mill Mountain rises to about 1,750 feet, and I think my friends and I were at the overlook at or near its summit.  These videos don’t do justice to the view, although the second one at least gives you the best sense of looking down at the world.  The slope is so steep that peering down nearly induces vertigo.

I don’t know how true this is, but I read somewhere that Roanoke is the only American city with a mountain that is actually inside the city limits.

 

Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia, July 2018 (4)

My Side of the Mountain.  Looking for Frightful and The Baron.

That view is extraordinary, isn’t it?  Mill Mountain rises to around 1,750 feet, and these were taken when my alumbuds and I were at or near the summit.

 

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Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia, July 2018 (3)

More mountain madness with the Mary Washington College kids.

I DO realize that those blurry car shots are weird.  I just find them trippy and dreamlike!  I’ll probably never stop posting them.  (And that third really blurry shot makes me think of Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.”  The bright, laterally-racing greens just give it a sense of urgency.)

 

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