Tuesday, May 4, 2021


 I stayed in Roanoke on the way back to Connecticut, as I did on the way south last October.

The Hotel Roanoke and Convention Center is a beautiful, classic hotel in downtown Roanoke, high on a hill across the tracks from the railroad station and the downtown.

The hotel connects with the downtown through a glass and steel elevated passageway across the tracks .

On the other side is the Taubman Museum of Art.  It closes at 5.  I arrived at 5:15.

City Market is a nice older brick building leading to a neighborhood of restaurants, bars and shops.  It reminds me of a smaller, less touristy and less busy version of Boston's Quincy Marketplace.

A brick wall in the City Market area welcomes visitors with a simulated old-fashioned advertising sign.

Between City Market and the railroad station there were throngs of well-dressed young people who looked like they were coming from a graduation or going to a prom, or both.

In an upper level of the railroad station, there is a big round 2010 sculpture by Edwin White.  Beneath the Roundhouse emulates the roundhouses that turned trains around.


Stefan Jansson said...

Some nice sceneries here.

Barbara Rogers said...

Glad you stopped and gave us a glimpse of Roanoke.

William Kendall said...

The hotel is a beauty.

RedPat said...

Nice downtown, Jack!

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, this is an excellent series of photos. Too bad you missed the Art Museum. Better luck next time. When traveling I alway like staying two nights in an interesting place. That always provides one whole day to explore. Thanks for sharing.