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Lowell Scenes

Some picturesque scenes from Lowell during last week’s folk festival.

Frye’s Measure Mill

Fryes Measure Mill

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Frye’s Measure Mill has been water powered since the 1850’s. They continue to fashion round and oval pantry boxes, measures, and piggins (like a wooden ladle) as they have done for years. The also reproduce Shaker boxes using the panstaking methods pioneered by the Shakers themselves. I hope to return on a Satudray this summer or fall and take a tour of the manufacturing process. More photos are below.

Fryes Measure Mill - Measure Mill Boxes

Fryes Measure Mill - Derrick

Fryes Measure Mill - Derrick Top

Old Mill Door: Color vs Monochrome

Old Mill Door - Monochrome

I post the color version of this photo (see below) the other day. Alexandra saw it and asked about a monochrome version. Here it is. I really like it, even though I usually enjoy the color of brick. Perhaps it is the more stark contrast between the brick and the door that appeals to me as well of the focus on the distressed look of the door. What do you think?

Old Mill Door

Old Mill Door

Old Mill Door

I liked this door on an old mill building in Nashua, NH. The brick and the arched top of the doorway are nice details. It is interesting how the individual boards were installed at an angle with the center being off-set. Personally, I could do without this bit of graffiti; there is not really an artistic feel about it.

Wish Upon a Star

Wish Upon a Star

In my part of the world, we’re entering a challenging time of year for photo blog posts. Unless there is snow, everything is a bit brown or grey. People are outside less and when they are out, they tend to just be out long enough to get from point A to point B. It is more challenging to come up with material to photograph as opposed to July when I can just go out back and make photos of my wife’s gardens or easily find people for a bit of street photography. With that in mind, I began to explore some of the old mill buildings in nearby Nashua, NH.