Category Archives: Montpelier

COVID Days, Quiet Streets

Vermont’s stay-at-home order has brought eerie quiet to the streets of Montpelier, the capital. The most activity seems to be at the hardware store, still open because it’s considered essential, and the post office. It’s funny though: The less there is to look at, the more there is to see. Has to do with slowing down, I think.

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Summer Night, Baseball

The New England Collegiate Baseball League, the Vermont Mountaineers versus the Newport, RI, Gulls. Played on the Montpelier Recreation Field on a warm evening. The college players live with local families over the summer. The batboys are lucky local kids. A good night for the Mountaineers, who won 13—2.

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Montpelier’s July 3 Parade

Red, white, blue and a peach with orange fuzz at the Montpelier, VT, July 3 parade. A wave from the Morse Farm’s Burr Morse, above, and another from Montpelier’s mayor, Anne Watson, below, along with a Trump protestor and a runner in the annual Montpelier Mile. Bottom, crew members from the USS Montpelier nuclear-powered submarine, who always march in the parade. Lots more when you click  here for a gallery.

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Agriculture on the Move

It was the end of Agriculture, at least temporarily. Ceres, the god of Agriculture, came down from the dome of the Vermont State House in Montpelier yesterday. Carved from pine by State House Sergeant-at-Arms Dwight Dwinnell and associates in the 1930s to replace the 1859 version made by sculptor Larkin Mead, she was rotting away. A new one will be made, based on Mead’s original. This one will head to the Vermont Historical Society museum.

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Gun Violence Protest

Images from a demonstration at the Vermont State House today to call for action to halt gun violence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Latino Night at Bagitos

The end of January marked the second anniversary of the Latino group that meets every Tuesday at Bagitos in Montpelier to speak Spanish, celebrate Latino culture and get together with friends. A typical night might bring together locals who are from or have ties to Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, Bolivia, El Salvador, Argentina, and Uruguay.

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Home Share Now at the National Building Museum

Cindy McCloud, left, and Monika Gadre outside Cindy’s home in Montpelier, VT, which the two shared back in 2011 under the auspices of Home Share Now, the Barre-based group that brings people with home space to share together with people seeking the same. The photo is one of two of mine now at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, as part of the exhibit Making Room: Housing for a Changing America. The exhibit, up through September 16, 2018, focuses on residential living in the United States, from architectural changes to groups like Home Share Now. Click here for information on the exhibit. And here for information on Home Share Now.

 

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Last Gig at Charlie O’s

 

Last Saturday, The Suspects (Phil Hyjek, Chris Stone, Sam Burke, Lee Gardner, Al Roy) played their last gig together at Charlie O’s, perhaps Montpelier, VT’s, most famous institution except for, and with due respect to, the State House. Portrait at bottom is Chris Stone, the band’s harmonica player.

Fuji XE1 at ISO 3200 to 26500.

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iPhone Moon

IMG_1425copy_2WSHFull moon, Main Street, Montpelier, VT. iPhone 4s.

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