Photo Challenge #102

Old-timers call it “Needle Park.” Newcomers refer to it as “the place at the corner of the Post Road and Main Street, near the Calypso store.”

Either way, it was the answer to last week’s photo challenge. There’s a large concrete urn (perhaps a planter?) there now, which fits in with the drab, gray surroundings.

Once it was a vibrant park next to what was then the Westport Library. It attracted its share of “hippies” — hence the derogatory “Needle Park” — along with many others.

It was supposed to remain a park in perpetuity. Well, they paved paradise and — you know the rest. (Click here to see last week’s photo; click here for an “06880” story on Needle Park.)

Congratulations to Shirlee Gordon, Joyce Barnhart, Bob Grant, Dan Herman, Anthony Palmer and J. Wagner, all of whom knew where to find the photo — whatever they called it.

As for this week’s photo challenge: No, it didn’t snow here last week. But Lynn U. Miller found this mound anyway. If you know where in Westport she took this shot, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

22 responses to “Photo Challenge #102

  1. Ice rink at Longshore!

  2. Michael Calise

    Longshore Harding Park

  3. PAL ice rink at Longshore

  4. Zamboni shavings in the parking lot near the icerink at longshore

  5. The Ice from the WPAL Rink @ Longshore

  6. It is the ice from the Longshore rink, which makes me very glad to see that Tony got it right, since he runs the rink and put the snow there!

  7. Shirlee Gordon


  8. Next to Longshore ice skating rink

  9. the modern sculpture in Long Shore

  10. It is definitely the snow and ice from the PAL skating rink at Longshore. If you haven’t been — go there. It’s great!

  11. Ogopogo!

  12. Long shore pool pavilion?

  13. Andrew Colabella

    Ice Rink @ Longshore dumped by Toxic Tony

  14. I’m sure I’m way behind… but this is outside the snack bar at longshore facing the marina

  15. Long Shore CC. Left over mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving.

  16. Seth Braunstein

    Longshore ice rink

    Sent from my iPhone


  17. Peter Tulupman

    gotta be from a Zamboni

  18. Outside the PAL skating rink at Longshore Park

  19. Longshore Skating rink ice

  20. Peter Schwartz

    Dan, are you embedding a “falling snow” animated graphic in this photo? Small white dots “falling” at a slight angle from top to bottom. I mean the photo of the bridge at the top.