Monday, July 28, 2014

Old Lyme


Old Lyme had its Mid-Summer Festival this weekend.  I expected to be showing
photographs from the festival, but all of my people pix were awful.
So, instead, here are some of the houses on Lyme Street.
We all have days like that.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Om Street Yoga

For the fourth straight year. West Hartford closed LaSalle Road for a couple of hours
early yesterday so more than 1,000 yoga enthusiasts could convene for morning exercises.

Yesterday I made a boo boo and posted these photos for several hours on the same day my post
about Eleanor was already running.  If you saw this post yesterday,
please go back and visit Eleanor.

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Eleanor is a social worker.  To earn some extra money, she works
in a clothing store on Saturdays.  Eleanor has loved riding horses since
she was a little girl.  This year she got her own horse, Irish Mist, which she calls Frosty.

Friday, July 25, 2014

56 Arbor Street: Medley

Bill and his son Ross operate the Jumping Frog Bookstore on the first floor
of 56 Arbor Street.  Most of their business is in internet sales.

Art Connection Studio is a nonprofit community art center and gallery.  They
serve their residential adult clients -- individuals with developmental, psychiatric, addiction or behavioral challenges -- with an interest in creating art.  Tara (left) manages operations and
the studio.  Chrissy and Katie are art therapists.

Dave is a labor lawyer with offices at 56 Arbor Street, the former home of
Underwood Typewriters.  He likes the creative atmosphere in the building.

And Aisha wraps hula hoops with brightly colored tape and sells
them under the name Hartford Hoops.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

56 Arbor Street: Real Art Ways

Real Art Ways is a wonderful arts venue located in the rear of 56 Arbor Street.
It offers visual and performing arts, cinema, public art, education, and live social events.

After years of fundraising, they recently replaced their old movie projectors
with new digital equipment.  As a creative art space, R.A.W. put the
old projectors out in the entry,
as a kind of industrial
art form.

(iPhone photo.)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

56 Arbor Street: Hartford Prints

Hartford Prints is a small letterpress studio and stationery store with its production activities at
56 Arbor Street and a retail shop on Pratt Street.  It is owned by three sisters,
none of whom were there when I visited.  I will have to go back.

But, three of the employees were there.  Kait operates the press. 

Christa is a designer.

Lauren, too. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

56 Arbor Street: Louise

Underwood Typewriter Company building at 56 Arbor Street in Hartford.

It is too late for Louise's center to do any good for my mind and me.