Friday, January 6, 2017

New England Weathervanes

Wiscasset, Maine
It can be hard to describe a certain style of dryness. With humor, "Yankee" or "Down East" almost covers it; someone makes a remark in absolute deadpan that breaks up the room, and then - and only then - does that person let slip a slight smile.

The architectural equivalent of this low-key approach may be the weathervane. Houses can blend into the street or town green, letting the entire scene shine and not drawing undue attention, but look up a few degrees to the weathervane and the passion, the wit, and the individuality of the owners shine through.


Damariscotta Mills, Maine




Midcoast Maine



Connecticut Shoreline


Connecticut Shoreline

Midcoast Maine (1974)

Guilford, Connecticut

Yale Campus

Marblehead, Massachusetts


Rockport, Maine

Ocean House, Watch Hill,  Rhode Island

Marblehead, Massachusetts

Pemaquid, Maine


Bath, Maine



Newport, Rhode Island

Connecticut Shoreline

Clinton Town Hall


Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine

Christmas Cove, Maine

Maine Turnpike Rest Stop, Kennebunk (Southbound)

Camden, Maine


Camden, Maine


Public Restroom, Jamestown, Rhode Island

Wiscasset, Maine

Morgan Horse Farm, Old Lyme, Connecticut


DownEast Magazine Offices, Camden, Maine

Connecticut Shoreline


Midcoast Maine

Clinton Connecticut Volunteer Fire Department


3 comments:

  1. What a fantastic post! Thank you! It made my morning. Jane Keller

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  2. During the week between Christmas and the new year, my mind often turns to home beautification projects for the upcoming months. I've spent the past couple of days wandering my neighborhood streets, gazing at weather vanes. This post is so timely!

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