Friday, April 30, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Merry Go Round

Watch Hill, RI  2021

The Merry Go Round at Watch Hill has been in continuous operation here since 1893.  It was built in 1867 and supposedly was brought to Watch Hill by a carnival and abandoned here in 1893.  It's on the National Registry of Historic Places and is thought to be the oldest continuously operating carousel in the United States. I'll have to come back when it is open for the season.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Waxhaw, NC  2021

A "Thomasson" refers to a useless or relic piece of architecture  that has lost its purpose, but is still maintained. They can be considered as works or art.  I think the second story door would qualify.  I doubt it has a purpose now, but it is maintained.  I'll let others decide if it's a piece or art.  The name comes from Gary Thomasson, a ballplayer signed by the Japanese Yomiuri Giants for a record breaking sum of money and played his last two years there, mostly sitting on the bench.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Downtown II

Waxhaw, NC  2021

 There is strong sense of history in downtown Waxhaw.  There are a number of businesses that seem to be doing very well, with new businesses opening up.  Many of the buildings are on the National Historic Registry and have been repurposed during the years.  Note the steps along the curb with the handrails.  

Sunday, April 11, 2021


Waxhaw,  NC  2021

I don't think they sell many wagons and buggies these days.


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Foot Bridge II

Waxhaw, NC  2021

 My daughter lives in a community that has well-maintained trails for hiking and biking.  One trail is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a system of trails the runs through both North and South Carolina.  

Monday, April 5, 2021

Spring in North Carolina

Waxhaw, NC  2021

There are definite signs of spring in North Carolina.


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Monk Parakeet Nest

Bridgeport, CT  2021

I took a break from blogging over the last week or so while I traveled to visit my daughter and her family in North Carolina.  My wife and I are totally vaccinated, so we felt it was safe, besides, we both needed to see the grandkids!  I meant to post this before we left, but didn't get around to it.  These monk parakeets build huge nests.  I'm back in Connecticut, and hopefully regular posting will resume.