Friday, October 5, 2012

Where I live

For this Friday post, here’s a tour part of of the town where I live, Altavista, Virginia.
It’s not my hometown. I wasn’t born and raised in Altavista. Rather, I grew up in the rural part of the county about 25 minutes away.
But I’ve lived here almost nine years, and I’ve grown fond of this small town of around 3,400 people.
I took most of these photos on a Sunday morning.


Staunton River Memorial Library.

A gazebo downtown.

A view of downtown.
Broad Street.

Gateway Park.

In English Park.
View of Staunton River from English Park.

  
Tell me one thing about the place where you live.

Note: I’m getting ready to post five days next week in honor of OCD Awareness Week and Mental Illness Awareness Week. So I won’t post tomorrow. See you next week!
(Second note: corrected "Mental Health Awareness Week" to "Mental Illness Awareness Week" at 1:49 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2012. I apologize for getting it wrong the first time.)

16 comments:

  1. What a cute little town! Thanks for sharing.

    The place where I live hmm, its a lovely little village in the English countryside where my neighbors ride their horses down my street and there are hens laying eggs about 100 feet from my doorstep. :)

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    1. Yaya, your village sounds wonderful, like a step back in time!

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  2. what a quaint town it seems! I love the flowers and parks. The river is beautiful. But of course I love nature!!

    What a wonderful idea of pictures and a little tour of the town you live in ... I'm hoping now to share a post like this one day to share with you all too!!

    Hoping your days are bright and full of His comfort!!
    ~Deanna

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    1. Thank you, Deanna! I love the nature part, too!

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  3. Oh what a sweet town! Altavista looks like the kind of place I would love to visit for a few days. Just stay at a bed & breakfast and take it all in. I can see why you like it.

    The city I live in, Manchester, NH, was once the textile manufacturing capital of the entire world. Many of the original mill buildings still exist and have been refurbished for other uses.

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    1. Sunny, Sounds like a lot of history where you live. That's great that the old mills are being refurbished.

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  4. One thing about the place I live... "bluegrass."

    Your town looks so pretty. I love how your first picture is of the library.

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    1. Elizabeth, the library is probably the prettiest building in town, in my opinion.

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  5. It looks very quaint Tina, I too noticed the first picture was a library. :)
    I live in a rural community of about 800 people but a wealthy donor gave us a beautiful recreation center with a workout room, (3) indoor basketball courts and an indoor walking track that circles above the basketball courts. This is also where our one police officer works from since we don't have a police station.

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    1. Krystal Lynn, the recreation center sounds awesome! That's great to have in the area.

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  6. Lovely pics! Altavista is a charming place.

    My town is rural but has a bustling tourist trade, so there are more and better restaurants than in many small towns. Yum!

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    1. Nadine, we have some tourist trade, but not a lot, I think. Avoca Museum is in town, and the river draws some people. That's neat about the restaurants in your town.

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  7. It looks very cute.

    The place I live should be called the stinkbug capital of the world (sigh).

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    1. Oh, we have the stinkbugs here, too, Lisa! :-(

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  8. That is beautiful, and the town looks so clean.

    Mine doesn't look so clean. Still small, but much bigger, double digit thousands. The colors in the country around here are gold (dead grass, dry wheat, dead brush), dark green (pine trees, pine tree covered hills), bluish green (farther away hills/mountains), and blue (sky, lakes). I really like those colors together.

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    1. Abigail, the colors and the color combinations do sound beautiful!

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