Westport’s cemeteries are important places.
Like most boneyards, they feature row upon row of gravestones, markers and monuments. This being New England, many are old. Some are historic. All mean something.
But cemeteries can be beautiful too. Willowbrook — established in 1847 — is more than final resting place of generations of Coleys, Burrs, Nashes, Bedfords, Bradleys and Hurlbutts.
It’s a place of rolling hills, specimen trees, shrubs, a pond, the famed Daffodil Mile — and last week’s Photo Challenge.
Mark Jacobs’ image showed a lovely brook, running underneath a handsome viaduct. (Click here for the photo.)
Only one “06880” reader — Dan Herman — knew where that photo was taken: by Carriage Lane, just off Main Street.
Perhaps the end of the Thanksgiving holiday kept the number of correct guesses low.
Or maybe we all need to spend more time hanging out in Westport cemeteries.
This week’s Photo Challenge —
— can be found in a hangout of a different type.
Hint to young “06880” readers: The object above is a “pay phone.” Once upon a time, you fed coins into the slot (upper right), dialed or punched in a phone number, and talked to them using the “handset” (middle, with cord).
Another hint to young readers: This phone is located in a place you’re very familiar with. Now you know what it is!
Readers of any age, who know where in Westport you’d find this: Click “Comments” below.