Abilene, TX

Abilene is where I make my home, these days. It’s my wife’s hometown. She calls it “the biggest small town in America.” The population is about 115,000. It is home to 3 private universities (and extension campuses of at least 3 other colleges), 2 good sized hospitals, a military base and a lot of small to medium sized businesses. It is, really, a thriving community. This past Sunday we took some pictures of our thriving community. You can see just how busy the downtown area is on a typical Sunday afternoon.

Abilene Downtown on Sunday

Mind the traffic!

First Baptist Church

In terms of architecture, this is my wife’s favorite Baptist church in our hometown. Hopefully, you can see why. First, though, you need to understand the building occupies an entire block. It was hard to capture the sheer size of it.

From a side street

From a side street

The front, with the bell tower included

The front, with the bell tower included

The three doors

The three doors

More detail of the three doors

More detail of the three doors

I love the arches

I love the arches

 

An alley in Abilene

Electric alley

Electric alley

I don’t really like scenes like this one, so why do they fascinate me so?

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