Photo Challenge #432

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.

(Photo/Susan Leone)


21 responses to “Photo Challenge #432

  1. The self-consciously clever-ish lower entry to the library.

  2. Dick Lowenstein

    Westport Library Riverwalk entrance…..Morley, you beat me!

  3. Ralph Balducci

    Library entrance “WESTPORT” design

  4. 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.

  5. Andrew Colabella

    Westport Library Entrance! (lower)

  6. The tiles or shapes (or whatever they are) that spell out “W-E-S-T-P-O-R-T” at the library.

  7. Dick g Lowenstein

    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.)

  8. Lynn Untermeyer Miller

    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.

  9. Wendy Schaefer

    Westport Library lower entrance

  10. An easy one — yes, the lower entrance of the Westport Library. Good job!

  11. Amy Schneider

    Westport Library

  12. Richard Fogel

    I forgot the password so I can’t log in

  13. Beth Berkowitz

    Easy Westport library entrance

  14. Mary Ann Batsell

    Westport Libary near Riverwalk

  15. Emily Waldman

    The library!

  16. Helen Ranholm

    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.

  17. The Westport Library!

  18. Re the bear, there was a fella there one day carving it with a chain saw. He was working on a few pieces.

  19. The Westport Library!

  20. Library roof.

    The bear by Mc Donalds was actually carved on site a few weeks ago by a local chain saw artist

  21. Janice Strizever

    Westport Library entrance

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