Sunset Memories-Skywatch Friday

Mount Equinox sunset

Mount Equinox sunset

Driving up the winding roads of the  5.2 mile Skyline Drive is not for the faint-hearted but is worth the trip to the summit.   It begins  at the tollhouse on Historic Route 7 A at an elevation of 600 feet and with a vertical grain of 3,248 ft to the summit, Mount Equinox is 3,848 feet above sea level.    There are trails to hike of various levels along with spectacular views but be prepared for the almost ten degree drop in temperature, bring a jacket and gloves.   

To the East you can see the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Green Mountains, and the valley of Vermont.  To the west, are the view of the Adirondack mountains of New York.   To the south, a view of the Taconic and Berkshire mountains.  

The mountain is owned by the Catharsian monks who live  on  a private monastery on the mountain their entire lives.

 

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Bennington, Vermont and J.Seward Johnson

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Pretending, how much

Pretending, how much

He pauses

He pauses

Fall

Fall

Lady waits too

Lady waits too

Waiting to Cross

Waiting to Cross

Please clean my glasses,he said

Please clean my glasses,he said

Nice To See You

Nice To See You

I will read along

I will read along

Between Classes

Between Classes

“Celebrating the Familiar ” in sculpture.
J. Seward Johnson’s sculptures along Bennington’s Main Streets’
sidewalks were on display for a limited time during the summer and fall 2008. We spent an afternoon there during a vacation trip in September.
They are life-size cast bronze sculptures. What great fun it was to strike a pose for the camera. It was not to be missed on our way out of Southern Vermont.

The place where I first saw one of J.Seward Johnson’s sculptures was at a park in outskirts of Washington, D.C. The sculpture is called “The Awakening”. It is of a gigantic golden hand and person seemingly coming out of the ground. The photo was taken some eight years ago before the use of digital cameras. (the photo will be posted at a later date.)
After that time, I learned of a place called Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J. where a ever-growing group of artists have their sculptures on display along with J.Seward’s version of Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party” with himself and a friend cleverly added amongst the party. The park is open every day of the week with special programs,and a museum of changing exhibits. While in N.J., come visit this place.

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