Tag Archives: Northampton

Weekly Photo Challenge: MONUMENTAL

If present-day Northampton were to choose its monument, it might well be a bank of solar panels flanked by a long row of recycling bins, with bicycles rampant here and there. But when you actually drive along our main drag, Route 9, your eye will pretty immediately be … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: GRAND

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,  Or what’s a heaven for? These lines from Robert Browning are perhaps the encouragement behind Northampton’s grand aspirations. We live in a moderate sized town, in the middle of one of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FORWARD (3, and a Bonus!)

It’s one thing to announce boldly, I’m moving forward! But it’s another thing to pause and reflect: What am I moving forward TO? Do I really want to go there? Which has so far prevented me from ever detouring down this … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: JOURNEY (2)

A journey, yes —  going around in circles! This charming mini-railroad runs (in clement weather) around a portion of Northampton’s Look Park. (I hear you now: is there no end to the wonders of this park? And the answer is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THROUGH, 2

If you want to go to the other side, you’ll have to go THROUGH the Potato Island Bridge, not forgetting to walk your horses, or you’ll pay a hefty $2.00 fine. If your horses are feisty or only imperfectly under your … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Old-Fashioned, 3

All good old-fashioned fairy tales begin: Once Upon a Time — So — here we go. Once upon a time there was a little girl named Goldilocks who went for a walk in the forest and saw a wee little … Continue reading

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