Snow Day in the Hood!
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Filming continues in Gloucester for the indie movie Manchester-by-the-Sea, produced by Matt Damon and starring Kyle Chandler and Casey Affleck. Read More Here.
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It’s a Glorious Morning! Although I did crash after only taking ten steps from our door and, not realizing it, got water spots all over my camera’s lens. Every photo had to be de-spotted prior to uploading. I hope I didn’t miss any spots.
Wednesday morning East Gloucester was especially beautiful although, is anywhere not magically beautiful after a new fallen snow? While photographing around the neighborhood, I nearly ran into Frieda on her way into her shop, Again and Again (with lots of terrific gift items for last minute shoppers). After photographing down by the North Shore Art Association I stopped in to say hello to Frieda and Beth at Again and Again (see yesterday’s post).
Leaving the shop, and while admiring Duckworth’s wreath and lovely holiday decor, I met Ken Duckworth outside his bistro. We had a friendly chat and I was reminded of what a fabulous neighborhood is ours. At that moment I was thinking not of the beauty that surrounds, but of our wonderful neighbors.
Dinner at Duckworth’s Bistrot anytime of the year, but most especially during the holidays, is always a very special treat. Plan to go soon for your Duckworth’s fix because I believe they close for several weeks during. January.
This is the first little batch of photos after Tuesday’s snowfall. I don’t like to post too many full-size photos in the same post because it bumps my fellow contributors too far down the page. I’ll post more from Wednesday morning’s after snowfall tomorrow.
Olive Kitteridge, the book, is a collection of short stories written by Elizabeth Stout, and is set in the town of Crosby, Maine. Olive Kitteridge was the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction.
Early that same morning I had taken Rosie for her morning walk. The sunlight streaming sideways through the fog shrouded trees was gorgeous and our hood had a new look for the day; the North Shore Art Association had become Crosby Lyons Club and the parking lot was filled with vintage cars from the 1970s and 1980s .
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Have I told you guys how much fun I’ve been having taking pictures for you?
Took this a couple of days ago before work. It was nearly pitch dark out and I set up the tripod in the corner of Beacon Marine right where the black iron fence starts. I was bent over adjusting the settings when two people came out from around the corner and startled the hell out of me. I don’t often have people bouncing around at that time of morning. Stay tuned throughout the next couple of weeks where you will see some of the best photography I feel I’ve captured to date.
Thanks for visiting GMG and being part of our community.
Bob and Dave have moved their eclectic vintage stuff and classic bike shop to the bottom floor of the Beacon Marine Basin.
While visiting Bob and Dave Bob let me know they were featured on the cover of the “I Love My Bike Book” that’s them in the bottom right portion of the cover posing at the Eastern Point Lighthouse-
Here is a little about the “I Love My Bike” book from it’s authors on it’s website–
Matt and I love everything about bicycles. Our excitement for all things cycling is only surpassed by the great friends that we have met along the way. It is with this sentiment that we set out on a journey to find people with strong bonds to their bikes and cycling community to be a part of a photo book.
Last fall, we began photographing our cycling friends around Boston, and taking short treks to New Hampshire, New York City, and Philadelphia to track down people riding their bikes. We met so many great people on these first trips. Almost everyone we stopped and asked to be photographed with his or her bicycle answered, “I love my bike!” Every person that we shot gave us the names of at least two of their cycling-obsessed friends that we should include in the book, and before we knew it, we started getting more emails than we could handle from bicycle-lovers all over the world.
With the help of friends, old and new, and some very gracious sponsors, The Ace Hotel, Open Bicycle, and Print Brigade, we have been fortunate enough to have the means to travel to big cities and little towns to find fellow purveyors of humankind’s greatest invention: the bicycle.
Along our travels, Matt and I have had the tremendous pleasure of being in the company of so many people of great importance to their respective cycling cultures—many of whom are our personal heroes– but they stand side by side with a community of people who are, quite simply, bicycle enthusiasts like us.
The book that we are creating is not about a singular style of bike or type of cycling, but rather about all of us in a grand kinship of bicycles. We want to capture the strength, will power, and grit as well as the creativity, sense of humor, and whimsy of riding a bike.
Matt and I have had so much fun meeting cyclists of all ages and backgrounds, and also taking in a few solitary moments with the landscape of the places we have traveled to. Our sincerest thanks to all of the bicycling folks that we have met along the way.
If anyone is interested in being a part of the book, we would love to meet or go for a ride!
Brittain and Matt
Here is a video about the project featuring it’s authors.