Thursday, August 18, 2011

Orange Town Details

Orange is a little town in central Virginia. It still has some of its old industrial quality, with a furniture mill and some other noisy workshops I observed downtown. Slowly and not too surely, Orange is moving into the newer Virginia industry of tourism. There are three fairly good gourmet restaurants in the town, as well as more than one bed-and-breakfast inn and a brand new motel. My favorite thing in Orange is the train crossing, which is right in the middle of town. Every hour during the day, a freight train rumbles through sounding its majestic chord of horn blasts. It goes through once or twice at night, too. I drew these details of buildings while wandering around main street in the evening, and the lower two drawings (Crown Royal whiskey bottle and an espresso bean grinder) were done in a restaurant waiting for my dinner. Click on the pic as usual for bigger view.

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