We took a quick day trip to Amherst & Northampton today. I didn't have time for a thorough tour or take as many pictures as I would have liked.
Amherst & Northampton are about 100 miles west of downtown Boston and very close to each other. Amherst is a primarily a college town with Amherst College, University of Massachusetts & Hampshire College. Northampton is a county seat and home of Smith College. Northampton is known for it's large LGBT community.
Like I said, this is not a complete tour, just a few pictures I managed to snap:
8. Birthplace & lifelong home of Emily Dickinson:
9. Statue of Noah Webster (known as man behind the dictionary) on grounds of Amherst College. He was a co-founder of the college. It seems that he had unusally large hands & feet:
12. I am calling this one "Losing Autumnal Grasp As Winter Approaches".
15. Still Amherst College:
18. This is Robert Frost. He taught at the Amherst College:
19. The rainbow flies all over Amherst & Northampton:
22. I think we are still on Amherst campus:
26. Now in downtown Northampton:
My dad had a car like this when I was a wee lad in the 1960s. It was white with light-blue interior.
46. A glimpse of new houses along the highway:
47. Crossing the Zakim Bridge means we are almost back home:
48. I took the following pics in Malden a few days ago:
49. Pine Banks Cemetary, Malden:
50. These are graves of veterans. Nicely decorated for Veterans Day.
Thanks for looking!