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Old 08-16-2007, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Went through Montpelier today and took some pics. Montpelier has a population of about 7500 and is Vermont's State Capitol.

Capitol Building


and again....


State Street


The Pavilion Building. This is where the Governor's office is located as well as other state offices


Main Street


Shops on Main St


Main Street


The Round-a-bout on Main Street
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Bravo Vter!

Who would not want to live here -or both towns!
Idyllic- wonderful.
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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I was trying to picture what the town looks like with snow. How could anyone feel stressed while living there. So beautiful.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Thanks for the photos. Some remind me of Brattleboro. Some remind me of Portsmouth, NH.

Montpelier looks like a nice town.

What's it like in terms of things to do, compared to Brattleboro and Burlington?
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:07 AM
 
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FABULOUS VTer !!!

Thanks for taking time to put these up !!
For all the othr towns too !!!

The 5th one down is the location my wife and stood
when we said "yeah...we're moving here"

I sat on that bench in front of the Pavilion building many times
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Colchester, Vt
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Montpelier is a real nice town. It's probably my favorite small town in the state. When I lived in Brookfield Barre/Montpelier were the two larger towns to do things in. Both towns are side by side, Montpelier being the nicer of the two. Between both most people can find enough to do. Burlington being much bigger has much more to offer, but in all honesty I prefer Montpelier over Brattleboro and any of the other towns its size or close to it's size. My wife and I never get bored walking around and going to all the shops on Main St.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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What is it about Montpelier that makes you prefer it to Brattleboro?
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Here is a couple of shots of Montpelier in the winter.

The gristmill on North Branch of the Winooski off Elm St about 1/4m north of the roundabout.
http://forums.skimrv.com/albums/album33/MontGrstMill.jpg (broken link)

http://forums.skimrv.com/albums/album33/moonmontpeler.jpg (broken link)
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Nice shots...trying to get my bearings on the 2nd shot. Where is that taken from?
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Colchester, Vt
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What is it about Montpelier that makes you prefer it to Brattleboro?
It's hard to explain. The first night I ever spent in Vermont was in Brattleboro and I loved it at that time, but my opinion changed when I spent time in other parts of the state. I get this dreary feeling whenever I need to go there. It feels like an old mill town. It's not that I'm treated poorly by anyone there, but IMO there are nicer places like Montpelier. Montpelier has a different feel. I also think that the State House lawn provides a great open space. I think it gives Montpelier what the waterfront or Church Street gives Burlington.
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