The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Point Update

On my way to Springfield to visit friends in ol' Pine Point the other day I ran into local photographer and former Pointer Fred Krug on the bus.



Next to the shuttered Friendly's on Berkshire is the Vietnamese Buddhist Association. It used to be a bank.



Across the street the former Mutual Ford is reverting to a weed-filled lot.



At least Napoli's is still in business.



When Napoli's opened back in the 60's the owner prayed to Jesus that if his shop was successful he would build a shrine. The business thrived and he erected this statue in the restaurant parking lot.



Pine Point businessman Tommy McCarthy is running against entrenched incumbent Gale Candaras.



Old glory on Coleman Street.



Stop snitchin'.



This stone structure at the Holyoke Reservoir was erected in 1887.



This Holyoke bar used to be owned by Mike Sullivan before he was elected mayor.



I'm sure there were many occasions at City Hall when he wished he was still a bar owner.

A face on the door of an Amherst partyhouse.



Bumpersticker on a car parked in Amherst.



Amherst writer Augusten Burroughs has a flickr account. It includes pictures from the serious to the whimsical, such as this posed shot meant to be him lying dead at the bottom of the stairs in his Amherst home.



There are a number of shots from Burrough's Amherst childhood as well as some arty pics of Amherst today. To check it all out click here.

Cool video from Northampton band Spouse.

3 comments:

sodafixer said...

Oops...you meant to say Mike Sullivan...bar owner/ Mayor of Holyoke.

Tom said...

Yes of course you're right - my brain cells are fading but thank God unlike print media the internet allows you to make corrections so that no future reader is aware of the error - unless they read the comments!

Guy said...

Since 1887? Erections lasting longer than 4 hours require medical intervention!