Rusty Nails and Severed Limbs

Just driving around Old Saybrook, minding my own business, and BOOM!  What vortex have I just travelled through?  I could only think, “I don’t think I’m in Connecticut anymore.”  With a simple sign above a warehouse door that read, “Wrought Iron,” as well as semi-abandoned and fully complete works of fabulously morbid/whimsical/grotesque art, I was instantly smitten in the grittiest kind of way.  I will adventure further into this wrought iron vortex and report back what I find!  Until then, CHECK THIS OUT!

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Speaking of Walls…

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A photograph of photographs portraying the beautiful decay of the Berlin Wall, hanging on another wall in The Works Bakery/Cafe on Main Street in Brattleboro.  The exhibit is called “The Wall: Lessons from Berlin,” a seemingly poignant commentary on yet another (proposed) wall, with photography and text by artist William Dixon.  From the exhibit, “The Wall’s history illustrates, once again, the futility of this form of political problem solving.”

Views from Bellows Falls

Bellows Falls, VT is a short drive north of Brattleboro, and has much to offer the artistically-minded pedestrian who loves to find hidden treasures in a small town.  Keep your eyes open for some smile-worthy bits of creativity on your next visit!

Painting Appeals

At the site of the new art exhibit “From the River, To the River,” the Archery Building stands in disrepair.  Here are a few shots of the grittier beauty that exists on the walls of this old institution of Brattleboro.

At My Feet

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While walking on the streets of Brattleboro, a quick glance at your feet may unveil a mysterious set of items, seemingly open to interpretation.  These pieces of industry are embedded in the sidewalk entering the Harmony Parking Lot.

Act Natural, Darwin

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Down by the train tracks, with local street art as a vibrant backdrop, I met Darwin, a 28-year old Navy Veteran, who’s been hitchhiking for 7 years through 49 states.  Darwin’s a passionate writer, recording the epic tales of his travels to beautiful lands, as well as the special people he has met along the way.  His writings are in his hands, in this photograph of a gentle soul on the move, and one day he hopes to publish them in a collected work.  I hope to stumble across it just as I stumbled across him.  Godspeed, my friend!