Middletown is kind of arty, kind of funky, kind of downtrodden, kind of fun, kind of sad.
Restaurants, bars, galleries, clinics, social services. I walked Main Street.
Nora's Cupcake is a Mecca for cupcake aficionados. I decided they weren't good for my blood sugar.
Krust is a restaurant with a spare decor featuring manufactured wood.
Once a week Ada handles the cash register at her daughter's craft gallery, Tesoro.
As Halloween approaches, Tesoro sells skeletons in wigs and fancy dresses. I didn't buy one.
Middletown has a big homeless population. A community garden is a favorite hangout.
An artist volunteering at 650 Main Street, a gallery, painted portraits of many of the homeless,
to make the point that they have faces and stories. It was closed. I shot through the window.