A little introduction to Burlington, VT. Burlington is the largest city in Vermont and has about 40,000 year round residents. It is the home of the University of Vermont (UVM) as well as several other colleges and is full of students and quite a cast of colorful aging hippies. There is usually some kind of protest being held at the end of the marketplace or some kind of funky parade going on. The main shopping street, Church Street, was closed to traffic at least 30 years ago and is a pedestrian marketplace with lots of open air cafes (seasonally), kiosks and street performers. Burlington is located on the shores of Lake Champlain which runs the length of the state and separates Vermont from New York. The lake is 12 miles wide in Burlington and there are ferries that cross the lake in the summer. When I was a teen that was the primo summer job, to either work the food and concession stands on the ferries or work as a deck hand. Yours truly sold a lot of Budweiser and hot dogs as well as countless souvenirs for minimum wage for 4 summers in college. I lived in South Burlington from the time I was 7 until I graduated from college, left for 5 years and then went back for 7 years before moving to Massachusetts. I consider myself a Vermonter and always will, so there!!
These pictures are of the marketplace, some of the shops and restaurants that are icons of Burlington and then some of the houses around the downtown area. Without further ado, I give you Burlington, the Queen City of Vermont.
Edited: Please excuse my layout skills, or lack thereof. These pics looked perfectly centered side by side in the preview. Hope they don't make you dizzy!! Janet