Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Old Sturbridge Village I

Technically, Old Sturbridge  Village isn't in Connecticut.  It is just across the line in Massachusetts.  (Close enough . . . )

OSV is a recreated New England village set about 1840.  Interpreters who dress for the times and their positions explain their lives and activities.




The potter.


The foliage has not been very colorful so far, but if you pick one tree, you can fake it.


There is a one-room bank on the town green, with this impressive wood stove in it.

33 comments:

Karl said...

The first photo is gorgeous, magnificent portrait, Jack!

joo said...

It's a wonderful post, Jack! I'd love to be able to make pottery:)
Lovely colour of the leaves!

Luis Gomez said...

I like the portrait of the potter. Very nice Jack, thank you.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a New England version of Colonial Williamsburg. Julie was in Nova Scotia last week and the leaves were beginning to turn as well, but were before their peak.

Glad that your absence was due to travel and not for a medical reason. Sounds like a good trip.

JM said...

It must be a wonderful place. I love the top shot, Jack.

Kate said...

I, too, think the portrait is wonderful. Terrific hat and facial expression!

Valerie said...

I like the sound of OSV Jack, and it would be an interesting experience to hear their stories.

EG Wow said...

I really enjoy watching crafts people dressed in period dress and using old tools. It gives some perspective on how much life has changed. Do you remember how the potter was making the wheel go around?

Sharon said...

I love the top photo! I visited here many years ago!

T. Becque said...

Nice portrait. Looks like you're seeing fall colors, our cacti here just stay green :)

Lois said...

I would definitely enjoy watching the potter at work. Nice portrait Jack.

Andy said...

I like how you captured the potter.

It's been almost forever since I visited Old Sturbridge Village.

Lowell said...

I thought the guy in the first photo was a wax figure at first. Spooky!

JoLynne Lyon said...

That first photo is wonderful. They all are, but the first is my favorite.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love the potter! And what a terrific capture, Jack! Beautiful colored leaves! That is indeed an impressive stove!!

Sylvia

youth_in_asia said...

These shots are making me a little nostalgic. Haven't been here since the 4th grade. Nicely done!

Halcyon said...

These villages can be interesting to visit. We have something similar in Toronto (although I think it's pioneers), I should try to visit next summer.

SRQ said...

Love the interpreter surrounded by the pottery -- very nice. Your fall color shot is representative of my pics from MI --- not the best of colors yet, but, when you get really close you can fool almost anyone! Very pretty.

Birdman said...

Nice 'stach! I've had one since a young friend said the Beatles looked 'cool' in theirs.

RedPat said...

Great potter shot! He's pretty prolific judging by the shelves.

VP said...

The first photo is a masterpiece!

cieldequimper said...

Not only is it a masterpiece, but it's also a potter. And I love pottery.

Faking? Tsss... :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Pottery is very interesting.That first picture is awesome!
Léia

Malyss said...

This potter has a fascinating face!Almost a movie character..

Tash said...

The potter looks like a thiner version of Sam Elliot (the actor), and seems to be a really good potter. (I liked doing pottery but I never got very good at the wheel).
I love your "fake" color photo.

Regina K said...

I agree with the majority, that first photo is quite remarkable, the pots in the background, his hands full of wet clay and him looking out from under his hat captures the scene quite well.

Lúcia said...

The first shot is great, it's cool to see him in action! ;-)

Farmchick said...

Really a fantastic portrait of that potter.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

I agree with the others, Jack - that is a wonderful portrait of the potter.

Randy said...

Excellent shots Jack. Love the orange leaves but the potter shot really is great.

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful fall! Even if it's fake;))

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a fun place to visit! Lovely photos and RED/ORANGE leaves, Jack! Kinda sorta like Williamsburg??

Lynette said...

Exquisite photo of the potter, Jack. And I agree with your foliage statement!