I was working on a project yesterday — it’s not ready for prime time yet — and became rather frustrated with myself. I’ve gone out at least once a week since May to take photos around Grafton and do you know what is extremely unrepresented in my Grafton photos?
That’s right. The completely obvious Grafton landmark.
I planned to take photos on the Common all summer — heck, I was going to shoot my Christmas card there — but for one reason or another, I just don’t do photos there unless there’s a compelling reason, like the scarecrows last month or the church fair earlier this fall.
But it’s Grafton Common! Shouldn’t I have some stock footage of it just in case, say, I want to design a Grafton-centric website or promote a farmer’s market there? I mean, everyone knows the Common. We have the bandstand on our official town flag, for crying out loud.
Speaking of the bandstand…
One of the railings could use some attention. This is what happens when a structure is overly loved, unfortunately.
Amazing to think that this really started life as a movie prop for “Ah, Wilderness!” isn’t it? It’s held up remarkably well.
And it’s a perfect vantage point to contemplate the future of another landmark: would the town really sell One Grafton Common?