Roanoke, Virginia, July 2018 (2)

5th Street Overpass near the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Mill Mountain is in the background.  If you look closely at the sixth photo, you can see what looks like a gutted fighter jet to the right of the two antiquated trains.  I can only assume those are connected with the museum. (So, too, is the rusting hulk in the seventh.)

 

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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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