Contemplative

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A winter escape from time.

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Present Passed

detail la becquee mathurin moreau brooks memorial libraryTouched by many hands, the foot of the bronze “La Becquee” (The Mouthful) by Mathurin Moreau (French, 1822-1912), at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Beauty Fades

james fisk jr monument statues brattleboroSilent stone maidens, scarred and worn, surround the tomb of Col. James Fisk, Jr., the infamous robber baron and railroad tycoon; native son of Brattleboro, Vermont, “Jubilee Jim’s” larger-than-life story was cut short in 1872 at 36 years of age by gunfire from a jealous rival.

At the Prospect Hill Cemetery above the Connecticut River, in Brattleboro, Vermont. Fisk’s monument was designed by another esteemed local, sculptor Larkin Mead.

Autumn Afternoon Reverie

prospect cemetery brattleboro statue sunsetLate on a Sunday, a silent stone maiden casts her eyes downward to the quiet grounds of Prospect Hill Cemetery in Brattleboro, Vermont.

And… (small celebratory noises) this makes post #200 on Quotidiously, folks. Thanks for following and liking us all these many months!