The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Veteran's Weekend

Here are some vets setting up chairs for a ceremony in Northampton's Pulaski Park in their honor.

The rising sun comes shining through the front windows of the Haymarket Cafe this morning.

At noon it was so nice that I was sitting outside at Raos in Amherst without even a coat on.

There are three main coffee houses in downtown Amherst. Amherst Coffee is where the power players gather to cut their deals. Raos is for academics, with everyone sitting and staring at computers. The Loose Goose is for the farmers and other year round residents.

You might think I spend all my free time in coffee houses. Well hey, it beats my Pine Point Cafe years, but the truth is I do go to other places as well. Like hamburg joints, such as this wonderful new one that opened in Amherst recently.

The burgers are great and the prices are low, so who could ask for more? It's located in the old Newbury Comix, now unrecognizably transformed into a kitchen, although the beautiful old hardwood floor remains.

A psychedelic truck at the Amherst Survival Center.

A colorful new mural in the UMass Student Union features the names of Valley towns.

Anti-Bush art in the UMass Student Union Art Gallery.

In a Men's Room in Herter Hall.


Anonymous said...

The new White Hut is great!

Tim said...

Not surprised the White Hut took their show on the road. Just wonder what took so long. Its a shame Newbury closed though. Real "interesting" world as I age. No more record stores, books are on some computer device like everything else, newspapers are a thing on the past and people walk around staring into their phones. I'll take my youth compared to this "age of enlightment" any day.