For over a decade now, it’s been a tradition for me to shoot the Norwich Halloween gathering in front of the Norwich Inn. When I first started doing it, my own kids were part of the gaggle of kids gathering to bob for donut holes and prepare for trick or treating in town. Now, it’s a whole new crop of tiny superheroes and unicorns, and I feel ancient but invigorated trying to keep up with all their energy and exuberance.
With zero time before deadline, I was asked by the publishers of the Quechee Times to do “something” on the post office in Quechee for their fall issue. Turned into this fun little piece — hardly Pulitzer material, but I think it gets the job done under the circumstances. Great crowd, fun little spot. Read the whole thing here.
A couple of days of 50 degree weather, and the glacier across New England is finally starting to recede. Out pops fire hydrants, mail boxes, beer cans, dog turds, withered perennials and other vestiges of last fall. With any luck, this warm spell will continue to work its magic, and soon the Connecticut River will thaw as well. Then come the crocuses, the fresh grass — and with that, a new lease on life for us all.
Dartmouth College is all ivy and copper roofs, red brick and classy tradition. And then there’s… Leverone Field House.
The official Dartmouth write-up states: Leverone Field House was designed by Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi, whose distinctive sports palaces for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome earned him the laudatory title, “Poet in Concrete.”
Yeah. Poetry in Concrete. Right up there with German Love Songs as things better not to attempt.
Sadly, Leverone comes across as a reinterpretation of neo-stalinist functionalism, but with less charm. It is perhaps the single hardest building on campus to photograph without tearing up and asking “why”?
This week, however, Mother Nature did her best: spring was in the air, snow was melting under a clear sky, so I gave it another shot. And it almost — almost — worked.
It was a whopping 50F today in Hanover, NH — sunny, mild and almost overwhelming after months of relentless sub-zero weather. The smart students at Dartmouth College were quick to take advantage of the conditions.
Came across this beauty near Lyme, NH. We’ve got a long way to go before all the snow has melted (mud season is going to be a doozy), but the sun is definitely winning the battle over the forces of darkness…
I shot the Hanover Garden Club in action for Here in Hanover magazine last spring in preparation for the story to run this year. The editors and designers did a great job with the pictures, and it’s great to see all the colors remind us that spring is almost — almost! — here. Check out the full spring issue of Here in Hanover.