Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
There's a sheer drop down a retaining wall behind the fence, to one of the streams that run through town to feed into the Naugatuck river.
The "Pictures in Public" series continues at the WPII Blog, have a look.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Back behind the McDonald's.
Meanwhile, please go have a look at my other blog, WPII. WPII has been around for a while as an occasional counterpoint to this daily web log. I've shifted its orientation a bit so that it will concentrate on one specific aspect of my recent work, "Pictures in Public." I've long been interested in making pictures of people engaged in public gatherings—parades, demonstrations, carnivals, gallery openings. That's been the subject of many WPII posts in the past, but will now be the consistent theme for frequent, though perhaps not daily, postings. Have a look.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Important day for the town of Winsted, the yearly Laurel Festival Parade is about to begin. But the story of this post is that I got caught making the picture. I shot it and walked on, but then a woman intercepted me and said, "so, you like my stickers?" This baffled me for a moment. When I'm working, the instant the shutter closes I'm DONE with that picture and looking for the next. I had to think hard to figure out what she was talking about--stickers? Oh, that...So I finally remembered what I had shot just 30 seconds earlier, and bailed myself out by saying, "yes, especially with a little kid walking past." She beamed at me and nodded.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The courtyard is that of the mansion at The Mount, the estate of the writer Edith Wharton. She played a major role in the design and decoration of the house and the extensive gardens. She lived there for ten years at the turn of the 20th century but had to sell when her high-society but unhappy marriage ended. She spent the rest of her life, some 25 years, in Europe. The house design is highly symmetrical, and these two stand in alcoves set into the north and south walls of the space where carriages, horseless or not, would arrive with guests.
Here's the house looking southwest from the gardens.
The Mount went through a checkered time from 1912 till recently but has undergone extensive renovation through the efforts of a non-profit foundation that now owns it.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
When I travel on self-financed projects I stay at very inexpensive motels (finding them on the fly is a minor art form) and the only place I'd ever before seen this particular kind of adjustable reclining chair was in $40 motel rooms. I'm quite sure I recognize the upholstery, not just the lumpy shape and weird side-arm mechanism. I've tried to read or type on my laptop while sitting in chairs like these, so I can easily understand why someone is giving them away for free in the driveway.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
The parking lot of a low-rise strip mall with adjacent fast food joint is a place that's open to the public, but privately owned. I don't know why the owners think it's important to post warning signs on their lamp posts. Clearly they don't want you to do anything here except buy things.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Bristol is such a small city that I'm surprised to find there's any public transit at all, much less protective shelters that could harbor a dozen or so people at a time in bad weather. But the buses run, and vandals tag the shelters.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
The statue stands at the entrance to a city park. The bronze plaque reads:
“To perpetuate the memory of the citizens of Bristol who served in the war with Spain, Philippine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition, 1898-1902. Dedicated Sept. 14, 1929.”
Interesting how 80 years will change the general view of historical events.
More Memorial Day pictures at The WPII Blog.