For quite a while, drivers stuck at the Post Road light just before McDonald’s have had time to look at — and wonder and worry about — the wood pile in the once-vacant lot just east of Roseville Road.
There are lots of logs. Though they look precarious, they’re stored there safely by tree service owner Bert Porzio. (That has not stopped ongoing efforts by the town, to try to remove them.)
Recently, there was a new addition: a large bear, carved out of wood.
There are many like it at the BP gas station a couple of miles toward Southport, next to Maple Avenue.
This one found its way to the lot, where it towers over yet-uncarved wood.
No one knows how it got there, or why.
But David Meth, Dan Vener, Michael Calise, Molly Alger, Johanna Keyser Rossi, Seth Schachter, Pat Saviano, Heidi Cornish McGee, Michael Simso, Kate Caputo Squyres, Arthur Hayes, Robert Mitchell, Michael Szoto, Amy Schneider, Rick Benson, Seth Braunstein, Micil Ryan, Carolyn Wilkinson, Jo Kirsch, Berna Merih, Mark Soboslai and Janice Strizever are among the many readers who nailed the most recent “06880” Photo Challenge.
This week’s challenge is metallic. If you know where in Westport you would see this, click “Comments” below.
The self-consciously clever-ish lower entry to the library.
Westport Library Riverwalk entrance…..Morley, you beat me!
Library entrance “WESTPORT” design
Reportedly, the carved wooden bear was placed near the Post Road/Roseville intersection by CT DOT officials as part of a pilot traffic calming program. Apparantly the agency’s first choice; a large, carved mermaid, was rejected.
Westport Library Entrance! (lower)
The tiles or shapes (or whatever they are) that spell out “W-E-S-T-P-O-R-T” at the library.
As for the “safely” stored wood pile, it’s probably the longest running municipal litigation in Westport. (Bert Porzio is the tenant not the landlord.)
Westport Library entrance- lower entrance, by the Riverwalk. The “PORT” side of the sign, which is actually the right side of the sign, if one is facing the building.
Westport Library lower entrance
An easy one — yes, the lower entrance of the Westport Library. Good job!
I forgot the password so I can’t log in
Easy Westport library entrance
Westport Libary near Riverwalk
Please leave the poor man who is working the woodpile alone, he is just trying to make a living. It is a difficult piece of property to get into and out of and he seems to be handling it well.
The Westport Library!
Re the bear, there was a fella there one day carving it with a chain saw. He was working on a few pieces.
The Westport Library!
The bear by Mc Donalds was actually carved on site a few weeks ago by a local chain saw artist
Westport Library entrance