Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bangor Standpipe - Outside, inside, up, down

On my way home from work today I stopped by the Standpipe in Bangor to test out a wide-angle lens, kindly on loan from The Thing of the Moment maestro JKirlin. What better large object in Bangor to use as a test subject than the Standpipe. As the sun was setting, no less! I hope you'll agree that I managed to get a couple of cool shots.

I was getting ready to leave, after taking the ground level shots you'll see below, when I noticed another car in the small parking lot. I figured it was someone else enjoying the sunset until I got near enough to notice the Standpipe logo on the car door. Seeing someone at the door I went over to show off some of the shots I'd just taken. He and I got to talking for a moment and he invited me to come up into the standpipe with him. Since I never seem to be free when they have the quarterly tours, I jumped at the chance to see the inside. I was also fortunate enough to get all the way to the top as he raised the flag up from half-mast. Thanks, Merrill!

Matthew Stubbs with Sax Gordon - Time Out Pub, Rockland, Maine March 7th, 2011

Sax Gordon has been spending a lot of time in Rockland recently. He sat in a few weeks back with Eddie Shaw, he appeared here with Matthew Stubbs and he'll be back again on April 4th (along with Stubbs) to back Junior Watson.

Stubbs also seems to keep rather busy. When he's not gigging with Charlie Musselwhite or Junior Watson, you can find him gigging quite often around New England.

Here are photos from their March 7th performance at the Time Out Pub in Rockland, Maine.

First set photos by Jennifer Murphy

Second set photos by Michael Murphy