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Tag Archives: Westport Library Riverwalk
There were many ways to describe last week’s Photo Challenge.
The steps leading to the Saugatuck River by the library. The east side of the river. South of the downtown bridge. Next to the lower parking lot. A kayak launch site. The place where ducks sunbathe.
All were correct. Yet no one mentioned the Riverwalk specifically, or the Taylor Place parking lot by name.
Still, it was obvious. Bob Weingarten’s image showed the concrete steps and the adjacent seawall that no one ever uses, but everyone loves to look at as they sit or stroll near the Westport Library. (Click here to see.)
Nearly 2 dozen readers — including a few first-time respondents — knew the site. Congratulations to Tom Ryan, Chip Stephens, Staci Hebel, Will Luedke, Jerry Kuyper, Mark Taglia, Elaine Marino, Michelle Scher Saunders, Andrew Colabella, Stephanie Ross, Michael Calise, Morley Boyd, Richard Hyman, Gina Ryan, Rosalie Kaye, Jo Kirsch, Jonathan McClure, Bruce Salvo, Amy Schneider, Jo Ann Flaum, Fred Rubin and Suzanne Raboy.
Now, where would you find this week’s Photo Challenge? If you know, click “Comments” below.
Today’s weather is not exactly the get-outside-and-enjoy type.
But a couple of days ago, it was. Westporters did.
And alert “06880” reader/photographer Fred Cantor was there — at the Riverwalk — to capture them.
The other day, I posted a few of Lynn U. Miller’s photos of the library Riverwalk, at dusk.
I was struck by their beauty. Many “06880” readers were too. But for Suzanne Tanner, one picture was especially poignant. She wrote:
I want to thank Lynn for capturing such a profound and welcoming photo of my daughter’s memorial bench on the grounds of the Westport Public Library.
The bench was inspired by and appropriated with a memorial fund started in my daughter’s name to establish points of figural beauty in and around one of Tess’s favorite places in town — our riverfront library.
I want to remind others how important it is to pause and reflect on all of the love that is given to us in life, be it the warmth of a child’s hand in ours or the generosity of a singular smile resonating in the crevices of time’s travel. It always pleases me to see another appreciate the beauty in the structure of the bench and the delightful setting for all to share.
A portion of Tess’s fund has been allocated to the Levitt Pavilion to continue the effort. I am currently searching for outdoor sculptures, favoring any with the essence of poetry, discovery, mythology and hummingbirds to create a Riverwalk Sculpture Garden in Tess’s honor.
If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please contact either myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Levitt (email@example.com). I welcome the energy and opportunity to share in the journey of remembering a most delightful spirit with an inspiring path along the riverwalk.