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Friday, August 19, 2011

Just Another Summer Day

  A reflection captured

...as my sister rolled me down the street in my wheelchair on our vacation last week.
How often do you see a piano being played on a sidewalk...

 with a moose painted on it???
This was a first for me, but I guess it was just a typical summer day in Littleton, NH, also home to "the worlds longest candy counter" at Chutters!


 

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42 comments:

  1. Colourful photos! Great reflections in the first picture.

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  2. wonderful, happy rainbow of pictures!!!

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  3. My first time to see here a piano along the sidewalk. And the candy that is awesome!

    Weekend Reflection

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  4. Delightful glimpse into a bit of Americana...

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  5. I am so thankful to find you in the midst of just another summer day. : )

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  6. These are great pictures. Love the piano with the moose, lol. And the first picture with the reflections-

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  7. I can feel summer thanks at all those wonderful colors you captured... Well done !

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  8. I heard about pianos on the sidewalk, they do that in London too! I think it's a brilliant idea :o)

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  9. Great photos! Last year some organization (can't remember who) spread several pianos around by county. they just dropped them off at various places on the sidewalk.

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  10. I guess that piano is there for "moose-ical" interludes!

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  11. Love the colors you captured in your roll down the street! When I roll I do not have the talent to take pics and dodge other people :)

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  12. the pianos are a new thing in many towns ..artist painted and they invite the public to play, it is a great marriage of art, music and enjoyment... looks like a fun time! xox

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  13. I would visit Chutter's for the jujubes, my childhood favorite. My husband just told me that he's brought me candy from this store! Now he knows to get the jujubes.

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  14. Looks like a cute town - great shots.

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  15. Laura, I'm glad you got to vacation in such a lovely place!

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  16. Such fun pictures! I read your bio, and I was recently diagnosed with ms. I totally get what you are saying about it changing you for the better.

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  17. Laura Laura Laura. this is a magical post. I've been gifted with lovely. I guess each town must have its claim to fame, right? I hope you enjoyed this beautiful summer day that you've given to me from across the miles. happy Friday to you my friend. be well, be safe, be light.

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  18. It looks like such a fun summer day! I LOVE summer!
    Chuckling at Debra's "moose-ical" interlude - heee!

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  19. You grabbed some neat images here Laura. Those candy shots bring back some way back memories. And meeses on pianos. Who would have thought?

    Thanks for your kind words. That first image came late to the party and I had to include it. The middle two are more subtle.

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  20. Wonderful streetscape colours! And that "moosey" piano is a gem!

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  21. What a beautiful summer day! The rainbow colors make the day even more wonderful. Great blog!

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  22. it's amazing there are a lot of pianos placed thru-out new york city-
    awesome!

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  23. Such a sweet post! I love the piano, both because it is on the sidewalk, and because of the moose!

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  24. Wonderful. Thank you. Big hugs.xoxo

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  25. What a colorful walk...and love the moose piano...

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  26. Laura, those reflections of the street scene on the window of the music store with the woman playing an oh so funky piano are FABULOUS! Well seen and captured! That candy story must have been fun to be in with a camera. Better taking shots than eating the candy LOL! I feel like that in a flee market... better to shoot than to buy more stuff I don't need. Glad you were out and about on a sunny day, Laura!

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  27. Oh, oh... silly me... I just looked again and saw that the pianist really IS on the sidewalk! In the top shot I thought she was inside captured with the reflection of the street... and that skewed how I viewed the following shots. Interesting, huh? Well, the reflection shot is still a super find!

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  28. What cheerful photos! That piano is brilliant.

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  29. Piano on the sidewalk!!! Makes you wonder how she got it there.

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  30. You have got really an eye for the colorfull detail.beautiful pictures. hope to see some more.

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  31. I love your beautiful photo,s. Taken with the heigh of a child you also kept the curiosity of a child and this curiosity is what we need to keep the world going.
    thanks

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  32. I love your pictures, Laura! Especially the piano with a moose. :-)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :-)

    Irene

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  33. great reflections and I love the idea of a piano on the sidewalk

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  34. such happy photos and reflections - i'm so glad you were able to enjoy your family vacation.

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  35. That candy counter -what a temptation!
    Love that piano on the sidewalk:)

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  36. Fun photos, Laura! That first one is really cool! I loved the sidewalk piano player! The others look good enough to eat. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. You're thoughts are much appreciated! Hope you are feeling well.

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  37. Great shots! Looks like a great place to explore!

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  38. That looks like the Austin Art Alliance piano Kelly had donated to her!

    Beautiful pix, thanks!

    xo

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