A Bridge Too Far (2016)

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Santa’s Land — Putney, Vermont

After descending down a conifer lined path, you come to Santa’s Sweetheart Bridge; with the main attraction of the park lying just a short walk through this candy-colored covered structure. I suppose in a more innocent time this isolated and dark spot was meant for lovers to share a quick kiss before entering, but Santa and passion are quite antithetical to me…

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Santa’s Land

One Down, Two to Go (2014)

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Farm at Southbury Training School — Southbury, Connecticut

One barn lies in ruins flanked on either side by structures which are not going to remain standing much longer. This ends our visit to the farm at Southbury Training School. Tomorrow we return to a place that I thought I might never revisit…Never say never.

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Southbury Training School — Southbury, CT

Along the Road (2014)

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Seaside Regional Center — Waterford, Connecticut

Time to move on to another location, but don’t worry, I have plenty of Seaside images in my picture vault for another visit. Whatever the plans are for making this location into a State park, I doubt that what remains will be able to keep the charm and wonder of the site if they choose to raze these structures.

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Watch Us Play (2014)

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Catskill Game Farm — Catskill, New York

A now stagnant pond that once was a playground for some type of attraction reflects the honest, folk-art like playground setting for the animals. This spot, more than any other at this location,  typifies the innocence of this place for me.

Catskill Game Farm Website

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In a Different Light book

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The 16th Hole (2014)

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Catskill Game Farm — Catskill, New York

The miniature golf course was awash in green – from the faux-grass putting carpet to the overgrown pathways to the filtered sunlight through the trees above – the area was very green. The 2006 price list indicated it was $2.50 per person to play.

Catskill Game Farm Website

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In a Different Light book

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Got Green? (2014)

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Catskill Game Farm — Catskill, New York

As my visit to the Catskill Game Farm was at the height of the summer, everything was quite saturated with green and the bright yellow of the sun only added to the green hue. This image is the clubhouse entrance to the miniature golf course where the rules say “Play in groups of 4 or less, Maximum 5 strokes per hole, Ball may be moved 4″ from edge and Do not swing club above the knee…”

Catskill Game Farm Website

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In a Different Light book

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