Saturday, January 31, 2009

soaring spire

The First Baptist Church also serves as an overflow facility for the homeless.

Friday, January 30, 2009

geometry of snow

The roof of this Victorian house wears a thick wrapper of snow.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Here's a full view of the Retreat Tower.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

fairy tale cottage

It's snowing again in Vermont and the air is heavy with enchantment.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Some local artists have transformed the drab concrete walls in the Harmony Parking lot into humorous and colorful works of art. You might want to enlarge the photo to read some of the titles.

Monday, January 26, 2009

they don't take american express

T.J. Buckley's, one of the jewels of Brattleboro, seats less than 20 in an old diner (it's a bit more tony inside). The place is tiny but the food is fantastic...though definitely not diner fare.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

remnant of the past

This ad from early in the 20th century was repainted in the 80s. It appears on the side of a building on Elliot Street.

Thank you all for your comments. I loved hearing your Carter's little liver pill stories!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Part of the rope course beside one of my favorite paths.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

moonlight in vermont

Taken a few nights ago. Truly mood indigo.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

on call

In a few neighborhoods you can find garages built as long sheds with multiple doors opening into single covered parking spaces. A member of our local constabulary utilizes the last slot in this particular long-shed garage.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

the future

This six week old (dressed like this inside his house) knows nothing of the importance of this day or the impact it will have on his future.

Monday, January 19, 2009

shoveling the roof

After (and even sometimes during) a storm, people appear on their roofs, shoveling snow off before it does too much mischief. There a slide and clatter sound that echoes through the neighborhoods as roofs are being cleared.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


continuing the architectural tour of brattleboro. this building is like no other in town. it was built for the man who established the water cure in brattleboro in the 19th century. it's now a three unit apartment house.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

apartment house Brattleboro-style

I've never been inside this apartment house but I'm told the units are preserved beautifully with all the original woodwork.

Friday, January 16, 2009

outsider art

Time, neglect, and a young artist have transformed this facade into a thing of raw beauty.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

bend in the west river

There was still a narrow open channel in the river a few days ago but with this deep, deep freeze we're getting the river is now totally frozen over.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

night walk in the neighborhood

This house always looks spectacular through the dark winter months; always so warm and inviting.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Doesn't this house look like a giant frog?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Black Mountain Road

I had to stop at our local paper, the Brattleboro Reformer. This is taken about 1/2 mile from the newspaper offices.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

the marina in snow

Brattleboro has not suffered as much as many other towns in this economic downturn. However certain restaurants have cut their hours of operation and some have closed entirely. The Marina, situated on the confluence of the West River and the Connecticut River, could not afford to heat through the winter and decided to shut its doors until Spring.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

a milky sun

Here's a sample of our most recent snow storm. We have more scheduled to arrive tonight.

Friday, January 9, 2009

room with a view

I suspect this peculiar addition was built to give the residents a view of the Connecticut River which is about 1/4 mile away in precisely the direction of the window's orientation.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

take me out to the ballgame

In about five months, this neighborhood ballfield will reverberate with the sound of children playing. Now there is only the tick of ice striking against the soggy snow.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

the mail carrier

Because of a reduced volume of snail mail, the United States Postal Service is cutting staff. This carrier's route has been increased to cover part of the route of a laid-off carrier. She starts early in the morning and frequently is still out delivering mail through the dinner hour. And yet she still always has this beautiful smile.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Corner of Main and Elliot

It isn't uncommon to find someone protesting something on the streets of Brattleboro. Interestingly, when this man saw me aiming my camera at him, he angled his sign so it couldn't be seen, never missing a beat in his conversation.

Monday, January 5, 2009

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

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Thursday, January 1, 2009