Yesterday my wife and I drove out to North Adams, a small town in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts, to go to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMOCA). It was a wonderful day. (I will describe the exhibits in separate posts.)
North Adams in nestled between the mountains of the Appalachians. Indeed, it sits beneath one of the highest peaks in the northern part of the range, Mount Greylock. The buildings and houses are scattered on located on the small hills within this mini valley: the downtown area is at one of the lower levels in the center, the residential areas are elevated around it.
The arrangement of churches in the area is bizarre. There are six churches within two and a half blocks, each with its own distinct steeples. There is something odd about how they pierce the sky in such a concentration.
Saturday, September 11, 2004
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