Thursday, August 25, 2011

Today's Photo(s): Wells Fargo Pulls Into the Roanoke Depot

Stage coach rolls down Campbell Ave.
Pearl Fu was a passenger in the coach.
Horses take a brief break on City Market.
View from a table at Subway downtown.
Somebody's gotta do it.
Wells Fargo made the transformation of Wachovia to its iconic brand official today in Roanoke by bringing in its famous stagecoach for a parade down Campbell Avenue. The coach stopped at City Hall and picked up Mayor David Bowers and other dignitaries, including the inimitable Pearl Fu before heading to the market, where it was greeted by a big crowd and the Patrick Henry High School band.

Harvey Brookins, the head of the bank in the Roanoke region, sat atop (red shirt) with the mayor in a white suit and ill-fitting cowboy hat.

I especially like the photo of the cleanup crew (right), which was kept busy by the four horses, which had obviously just eaten.

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! What a fun event! I do feel sorry for that fellow who was having to do the clean up job.