Photo Challenge #322

Last week’s questions should not have been: “Where in Westport would you see this?”

It should be: “When did you first see it?”

Tons of readers quickly identified Molly Alger’s image as the bathrooms (aka “bathhouses”) at Sherwood Island State Park. It’s at the western end, past the concession stand and near the Nature Center. (Click here to see.)

For years, Connecticut’s first state park — 232 acres of prime beach, woods and walking trails, smack in the middle of Westport’s shoreline — was our town’s best-kept secret.

Then COVID struck. Compo was closed. It opened soon, though to limited capacity.

Seeking wide-open spaces, room to exercise and much-needed beauty, Westporters “discovered” Sherwood Island.

It’s a wonderful place. It’s particularly beautiful now, in the starkness and solitude of winter.

Plus, it’s free.

Congratulations to Pat Saviano, Fred Cantor, Nicholas Eisenberger, Diane Bosch, Ralph Balducci, Bruce Salvo, Jalna Jaeger, Lou Weinsberg, Stephen Axthelm, Judy Reid, Wendy Schaefer, Phil Kann, Hehenberger, Barbara Jay, Lawrence Zlatkin, Robert Grodman and Mary Ann Batsell.

You know your town. Let’s hope more Westporters enjoy this state park in our own back yard too.

Now: Can you identify this scene? One hint: It is not at Sherwood Island.

If you know where in Westport’s you would see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Mark Jacobs)

7 responses to “Photo Challenge #322

  1. Chip Stephens SHS 73

    I was sure that it would be playing the MASH opening music “suicide is painless“ when I clicked on the music.

    Oh well I should’ve paid more attention in music class back in the day. Does anybody remember Loundin Wainwright III singing the lyrics to the song back on Saturday Night Live years ago ?

  2. Barbara Sherburne '67

    I believe it was called Mack the Knife.

  3. Rachel Halperin-Zibelman

    I believe this is on the side of 215 Main Street?

  4. Vanessa Bradford

    Upper Main Street. Represents non profit Star?

  5. Correct – on the side of the 215 Main Street building. Well done, Rachel and Vanessa!

  6. Stephanie Ehrman

    It is on the side of 215 Main Street, which is my office building during non Covid times 🙂

  7. Sandy Johnson

    Hi Dan, I’m still enjoying (plus learning new things) reading your 06880
    all the time!! Learned much from this one!! Hope all is well w you during
    this virus world in which \we are now living!! Thought I had been thru
    everything having growing up during WW2, but this virus is something
    else!! Stay safe and healthy!!