I remember going to the zoo when I was young and having my parents tell me about how they had come to see Emily when they were my age. Now, some fifty years after them, I find myself at the zoo telling my child how I used to visit her when I was his age, and how his grandparents used to visit her when they were his age. It seems like such a strange thing to say, when we live in such a disposable society, where nothing is forever, and nothing lasts.
A worker high on a stack of an old manufacturing plant, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Notice the sections of ladder that are strapped and stacked all the way up tho the worker, there are at least six or seven of them below where the photo cuts off, just to give you an idea of how high up he is and how high he climbed by ladder.
Facade of the old Orpheum Theater in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
There is currently a movement to salvage and restore this historical theater, which was built in the early 1910’s and closed almost 40 years ago. There was an open house and walking tour of the inside of the theater last Sunday, but I missed it due to being out of town for the weekend. Judging by some of the photos I have seen from the event, I probably could have spent hours there myself.
Maybe next time…
Sandy River Railroad, Rangeley, Maine
“Like a steam locomotive
rolling down the track…”
Some colors found in Northern Maine over the weekend. Fall foliage is almost in full swing, though another week should do the trick. This is the first year in many years that it didn’t rain just before or during our visit, so we were grateful for the colors we did get to see.
Engine 250 at Edaville Railroad, Carver, Massachusetts. The engine has been retired, but is used as an attraction in this train and railroad museum.