Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas in Cape Vincent

Cape Vincent New York is just 10 miles south of Kingston, as the crow flies.  However there is a lot of big water and a large island between the two.  So, travelling to visit our friends who live there takes about an hour and fifteen minutes by car which includes two big bridges and a brief stop at the border crossing.  The community is a small village with a rich history, beautiful old buildings and powerful huge maples that toss the sidewalks around.  Despite the dull gray weather I found plenty to inpspire me and recorded it in rather bland photos.  Bland until some creative manipulation made them quite "painterly" I think.  Perhaps I can come up with something to suit a commission for one of the CV residents....?

A few "unaltered" photos :

Sidewalks along the western stretch of Broadway.   Trees have the right of way, just as it should be!

The Cape Vincent Arts Council's  Chopin Festival is held in this lovely building.

The Fisheries Station and Aquarium, formerly a grist mill.

The famous "Stone House" which housed Canadian Rebels during the Patriot War in 1838.



Anonymous said...

Wow, the Roxy photo is dynamite!

Artmosphere said...

Thanks G! I'm thinking of tackling this one in paint...

Anonymous said...

HI Hennie, really enjoyed your post, it's such a pretty old town. Fun to see what you've done with the photo manipulations. happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!