The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hotel Hamp

Encounter in Room 512.

Hey, I got lucky yesterday and a friend called to say they had rented a room at the luxurious Hotel Northampton!

We went to the glassed-in bar of the Coolidge Dining Room.

Of course I couldn't have anything stronger than orange juice, but that didn't bother me. My willpower is a lot stronger these days.

The oldest part of the hotel is the Wiggins Tavern, which dates back to 1786. Here is the ancient brick and stone fireplace around which generations of Valley residents have sought warmth.

This is what the room looked like, with old fashioned furniture throughout.

The pictures were of local scenes, such as this watercolor of Northampton's Academy of Music.

The view out the window was nothing special.

In the morning they leave a copy of The Springfield Republican outside your door.

So I recommend you plan yourself a stay at the historic Hotel Northampton!

The cyberzine Local Buzz has a funny satirical piece up featuring my old radio and Valley Advocate buddy Tom Vannah.

To check it out click here.

I like these psychedelic sneakers I saw in the window of a shop in Hamp.

Finally don't try this at home.


LarryK4 said...

Nice lead photo. The American flag, halfway between a glass-and-brick background. Even in Northampton.

Mary E.Carey said...

I like the photo of the bottles against the clear blue sky.

Andrea Murray said...

Hey Tommy,

Nice pics, it's Andrea, the girl who stalked you on the bus because of your blog.

Check out my blog! You've inspired me... I'll start posting pictures of random stuff about town. I call dibs on the "brick of gold" and the viva el gunther stencil.

LarryK4 said...

Tommy has stalkers...Damn.

Andrea Murray said...

Just fellow journalism/blogging stalkers.

More in the I recognize you so I'm going to talk to you rather than stalker sense...

Tommy said...

Andrea, you can stalk me any time any way you want.

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-the brick himself