Many Reflections of Barre


Reflecting on Barre

Barre is our local city. A dot on the map to most people but for us it is the city. We wind down out of mountains to the flat valley plain which is built up with Barre granite. In fact, the mountains around here are shorter than they once were because Barre is a quarry town, a source granite for construction for the two centuries. Thus a lot of the buildings have granite foundations or even all the way up to the roof.

I looked out the window and realized I saw the many reflections of Barre. The photo above was taken through the glass – a transmission, looking at Barre and at the reflection in the mirror of the reflection off the window of Barre. Ray tracing au-natural.

Note that in Maine it is pronounced “Bar” and in Vermont it is pronounced “Berry” as in strawberry. Not to be confused.

Outdoors: 50°F/35°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/65°F

Daily Spark: During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn’t have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books. -Bill Maher

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6 Responses to Many Reflections of Barre

  1. Nance says:

    cool. my kind of photo.

  2. Very cool pic Walt! Anymore pics of your town forthcoming?

  3. Awesome police log. I printed it out and hung it by my desk.

  4. We do not have a police log…but here are the crime stats for one week for New York City:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cscity.pdf

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