Ironic, just as most everyone’s summer came to an end, I went on vacation. Two fabulous, relaxing weeks at…home.
Don’t say it! Mashed up words like Staycation kind of take the shine off my good time.
Anyway, I wasn’t able to get any time off work until the end of the summer which made for kind of a long summer until now–when it got even longer in a really good way!
Yes, I watched school busses load up and lumber away, filled with kids with long faces while I just smiled and waved and mouthed the words, “Have a great day! Make good choices!”
Actually, the youngest son just started high school which is amazing. Even more amazing, he walks! This is the most awesome vacation ever.
I’ve been riding around on my favorite bike taking pictures with my iphone. It’s funny, I never talk on it, rarely text but love to take pictures with it. It’s something of my photography muse. I decided to take pictures as I would if I went away.
The following is my local sculpture photo essay starting with a picture that has nothing to do with sculpture:
Lynch Park is a beautiful park and beach about a mile from downtown Beverly.
Engraved on the entrance is this enchanting warning:
“Whosovever enters here let him Beware
For he shall nevermore escape nor be free of my spell”
It is kind of magical once you enter. Once you make it past the warning, you have to get past these two.
If you need a place to sit and gather yourself, there are benches in the sun or shade.
Or walk around the flower beds and stone veranda.
The is a famous statue, The Falconer by George Blackall Simonds, inspired by the original statue cast in 1872 in Central Park.
The Grecian fountain is another lovely sculpture that has never, to my knowledge, spouted any water. It’s still nice to look at though.
My appreciation of the sculpture and verdure in Lynch Park lead me to photograph local sculptures and areas of interest.
This is a completely amazing find and just a block away! I had no idea this was here and wonder, was it just placed there? How could I miss something like that? Is there a Roman statue missing a head?
We live near Central Cemetery which has graves that date back to the early 17th century. It also has some beautiful sculptures that have weathered the years beautifully.
Finally, a few pictures of stone walls. I marvel how often I pass by these every day without a glance when I see how beautiful they are in these photos.
Final shot for this essay–leaning on the stone wall overlooking Central Cemetery.