After the cannons, the brick showers might be the 2nd most iconic Compo Beach scene.
Generations of people of all ages have rinsed off there. Generations of little kids have played in the mud. Generations of photographers have taken photos of generations of shower-users.
Larry Silver’s 1980 shot is one of the best:
It’s one of over 50 prints included in “Larry Silver/Westport Visions,” a Westport Historical Society retrospective of his 40-year career that opens next month.
There will be plenty of publicity about this great show.
But today let’s just honor this great, often-overlooked, seldom-remarked-on piece of the beach we love so much.
If you’ve got any Compo shower memories, click “Comments.”
And if you’re new to town: What are you waiting for? Head on down, and enjoy this true Westport gem.