Milton Hall

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Milton Hall, Milton, Connecticut

A nice example of New England architecture; conservative, white, with a hint of ornamentation. This building is only a short walk from “Trinity Church” featured here on June 15, 2020.

Olympus OMD EM1MkII with 12-40mm f2.8 ZUIKO Pro zoom, processed in Snapseed.

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Out Of The Past

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

For those of you who have no idea what film noir is, the movie, Out Of The Past is one of the best examples. Think guns, dames, and hats. Noir’s visual style had its roots in German expressionism with dark, rich blacks and vibrant whites. For my money, the best writers were Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon) and James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity). Cain did uncredited rewrites on Out Of The Past and came up with lines of dialogue like: “She can’t be all bad — no one is,” to which another character responds: “She comes the closest.” 

Nesting boxes

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Nesting boxes, Connecticut ©. Steven Willard

I was struck with the impression that these three buildings were like Russian nesting dolls, one just fits inside the other.

Olympus OMD EM1 MKII with Zuiko f2.8 12-40mm zoom, processed in Snapseed on my iPad.

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Trinity Church

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Trinity Church, Milton, Connecticut © Steven Willard

I don’t think one has to be religious to appreciate the design of Trinity Church located in the hamlet of Milton, Connecticut. Designed by architect Oliver Dickson, construction of this Greek Revival church was begun in 1802 and completed in 1826. The church houses an organ that was installed in 1823, making it one of the oldest in New England.

Olympus OMD-EM1MkII with 12-40mm f2.8, processed in Snapseed.

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