away for the weekend: rurality - bellows falls, vermont

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

rurality - bellows falls, vermont

Saturday afternoon, after a little apple picking and not quite ready to
call it a day, we headed over to nearby Bellows Falls, Vermont.
It's been years since I last visited this little town.
As we wandered through town, Simon and Garfunkel  ran through my mind.


 "I'm sittin' in the railway station
Got a ticket for my destination
hmmmmm



...And each town looks the same to me,
the movies and the factories


And every stranger's face I see,
reminds me that I long to be


Homeward bound..."


When Greg and I were in college, we used to drive up here to have breakfast at the
Miss Bellows Falls diner (although it was probably more like brunch
or rather - breakfast-for-lunch).
We had a great time last weekend meandering through town - poking in and out of shops.
And many thanks to nearby-apartment-daughter for unwittingly posing for the shot 
that had me humming for the rest of the afternoon.


32 comments:

  1. I love the picture of that clock in the middle of town. So beautiful. Very picturesque place.

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  2. Love these. That diner is awesome. Looks like a great town to visit and photograph.

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  3. I love all of that brick. It looks like you've stepped back in time in more than memories. I bet that diner has great food.

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  4. Looks like a fun place to visit. I like the clock in the secont picture and train car diner.

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  5. I love that diner! It is so cute. Looks like a neat little town :)

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  6. That looks like such a fun town to visit. I would certainly stop at that diner for lunch!

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  7. Sounds like a perfect day -- love the diner sign. :)

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  8. awwww, it's a great photo!!

    and s & g, what can be said?? this one is a classic!!

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  9. Your blog is beautiful! I'm so glad I found it. :)

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  10. Now I am going to be humming that song the rest of the day but your shots go along with the song perfectly....It's such a quaint little town with that beautiful clock tower right in the middle of town. I think it's so neat that the restaurant is still there and in operation since your college days....It's always good to return to a place with happy memories....

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  11. What a quaint town. I love the depot shot and the hills in the second one look like they could be found around here.

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  12. Looks like a village that put you back in time to a less hurried pace. Great photo essay of Bellows Falls.

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  13. ...and I still like Simon and Garfunkel! Cool to get your daughter to pose at the railway station.

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  14. Oh what a perfect place...love that diner, bet you had some wonderful eats there. Great photos!!

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  15. Gorgeous and fun photos and love the Simon and Garfunkel captions ~ carol, ^_^

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  16. Beautiful, especially "daughter at station" shot---she did a great job!

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  17. Beautiful, especially "daughter at station" shot---she did a great job!

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  18. Awesome.....I immediately thought of Shelburne Falls, MA (near the Mohawk Trail) when I saw these photos. Have you been there Bridge of Flowers etc.

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  19. Those cute, quaint little towns. It's a like a little bit of vacation just looking at your photos!

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  20. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  21. Beautiful photos from the little town! I love the railway station... I was actually scrolled down to see the bellows falls thinking it was a waterfalls :) Cool restaurant! Hope u were having great time there.

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  22. Great images, looks like a quaint place to visit.

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  23. With a family history in Bellows Falls that dates back to 1752, I love it when people like our little village. This is one of the best photos of the town hall clock tower I've seen. Can I get permission to re-use? Thanks so much.

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    1. Thank you so much - that is quite a compliment! Yes, feel free to re-use. The image has been sized down for the web, so probably wouldn't print well but should be okay for use on a computer.

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  24. that first pic was excellently captured...

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  25. Sounds a beautiful town! I like your photo which got during the trip..specially clock tower..
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  26. I love that diner and this cute town. I think you chose a great place to live with so many wonderful places a weekend away. You always remind me of my California Bay Area life and the great weekend wanderings I had there.

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  27. The photo of your daughter is beautiful it warms my heart. Being a Mom I guess it stirred my emotions. All wonderful shots. B

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