The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stairway to Art

Looking out of one of the top floors of the UMass Library you can see that only a few cars remain as the students all leave for their winter holiday.



Hurry back kids, lest we die of boredom! A cool thing to do in the UMass Library is explore the stairwells, which also serve as a gallery for student art, most of it dating back to the late 1980's. Here are a few samples:



Washington in the stairwell.



Stairway sunset.



Traversing the woodland way into downtown Northampton yesterday I came upon some city workers still hard at work clearing branches that fell during the Halloween snowstorm.



That storm was a real holocaust for our friends the trees. Not only were many tree branches knocked down, but a lot of branches that didn't fall were none the less weakened to the point that the snowstorms over the rest of this winter will bring them crashing down. Thus there were really two storms, the original one that brought a whole lot of branches down in one day, and another, slow motion aftermath as the branches weakened in the storm continue to fall for months to come.

When I got downtown I took a short cut by the old courthouse onto Main Street.



There I was surprised to see in this shop window dinnerware for Republicans!



Positive beats filmed entirely in Northampton.



Hadley tree on a cold day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can have a lot of fun in those staircases!