Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bandstand


Every New England town used to have a "green" or "commons," where the cows grazed and the townspeople met.  I read recently that there is only one Connecticut commons where agriculture is still actively practiced.

This is the bandstand on Canton's town green.  There is no agriculture here.  A busy state highway runs to the right of the commons.

20 comments:

Kate said...

Happy Fourth of July, Jack! the bunting is very iconic for this day!

brattcat said...

but you've composed something idyllic in this image.

Leif Hagen said...

Happy 4th of July, Jack! I like the decorations!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think that 'green' looks perfect Jack, I should imagine it will be packed on the 4th. Have a great celebration.

cieldequimper said...

Enchanting scene! Take away the eletric wires and you could be transported a century ago. Just lovely!

Birdman said...

Looks like they're ready to do some celebrating tomorrow.

Luis Gomez said...

Very American! Excellent!

Caroline said...

Happy Fourth of July!

Cezar and Léia said...

A very special decoration for this day! Happy 4th July!

Léia

Randy said...

I love all of the green. Such a contrast to our area right now.

JM said...

I like how the shrubs enbrace the gazebo. Lovely.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I believe that when I think of a slice of Americana this image would come to mind... perfect little church in yellow in the background and patriotic bunting graces the gazebo. I can hear Stars and Stripes in the background.

Bises,
Genie

VP said...

A delicious bandstand!

EG Wow said...

I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July, Jack! Will there be speeches given from the bandstand?

RedPat said...

So quintessentially American this shot is! Ready for tomorrow.

Malyss said...

I like the patriotic decorations; And the word "gazebo"..

Regina K said...

Looks like it is used for celebrations. Looking forward to tomorrows Fourth!

Dawn said...

Festive! I LOVE how U.S. of A. folks decorate and get so into their celebrations!!! Wish I could come down and listen to the band play!!

jennyfreckles said...

Great minds and all that - we both have bandstands today. Wishing you and those you love a very happy 4th of July.

Sylvia K said...

Wishing you a very Happy 4th of July, Jack! Lovely bandstand and a great capture as always!!

Sylvia