A Vermont Walmart

Berlin Mall
Just a mall out in the sticks. This panorama was taken from the top of our mini-van at the Berlin, Vermont mall. A small version of Walmart, JC Penny, Walden Books, a bank, JoAnne Fabric, an Opthomatrist, two shoe stores, a low end jewelry store, a music/video store, pin-ball and half a dozen or so empty store fronts. In the distance is the Central Vermont Hospital. Looking beyond that is the local city of Barre, VT – population 9,000 or so. Their slogan is “Granite Capital of the World” due to the local granite quarries and stone carving sheds.

Click on the photo for a much larger version. What do you see? What is like your local area? What is different?

Outdoors: 81°F/57°F Sunny
Farm House: 77°F/68°F brochures
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/71°F nada

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3 Responses to A Vermont Walmart

  1. Dreamer says:

    I see more grass and trees and hills and blue sky than in my area. Had you not told me that was a mall I would have thought it was just a Wal-Mart, and a small one at that. No joke. Like most places, I see a parking lot full of late model SUVs, mid-sized coupes and luxury cars. There are many more evergreens in this picture than in my area and not as many deciduous trees. But even so, it looks like a comfortable place. I’d like to be tucked away a moderate distance from the town in my own little abode. But hey, that’s what you and your family are doing, isn’t it? Keep living the dream, we’ll all live vicariously through you.

  2. Susan says:

    The views from Berlin, NY (where I live) is mall-free. Just mountains, a few dairy farms, some webby old factories. But the same can’t be said for Bennington, VT, where we have to go for any good shopping. LOTS of commerical development going on there.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Interesting and a very different kind of post walter. Thanks.

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