There’s no rhyme nor reason for what I like to photograph. Something indicative of the area, something different, something I just have a fondness for with no real explanation behind it. But passing through Wiscasset, Maine for a couple of hours offered me a chance to grab hold of a few images to share.
Like this one of the iconic restaurant Red’s Eats. Written up in just about every magazine that covers local eateries, Red’s Eats has a reputation that any foodie place would envy. Every time we’ve been to Wiscasset, we see a line wrapped all the way across the front, down the side, and around the back. And with good reason: lobster rolls. To die for. Some of the best on Route 1. Or at least that’s what the magazines tell us.
And here’s another cute place, Wiscasset Cottage Antiques. One of many antique shops selling everything from period furniture to folk art to vintage collectibles. A haven for shoppers and lovers of all things old.
Inside: miniature soldiers, draftman’s tools, woodenware. But outside: buoys. Lots and lots of buoys.
Now who out there has ever heard of felted dryer balls? Well, there you go. Something different, handmade in Wiscasset. And something I just had to take a picture of!
And pretty as a picture is this front porch scenario at Marston House where we bought an English skin horse over 20 years ago. The store was closed the day we passed through on this trip, but I couldn’t help but capture their lovely fall decorations. And, of course, we’ll have to go back on a day they’re open. (Not on a Monday, for sure.)
At the end of the day, we took home some raspberry scones and a paper-wrapped bouquet of fresh flowers. But, alas, I don’t remember the name of the store. I was just struck by the “I need this” bug.
So, just get to Wiscasset. You’ll find your own treasures. But come soon. Some shops and restaurants close for the season by mid-October. And you won’t want to miss a thing.