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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kennebunk: Long Cut Log

A quick trip through Kennebunk on a beautiful autumn afternoon.

trees kennebunk

kennebunk cloud collage

Kennebunk was settled in 1621 and developed as a trading and shipping center with light manufacturing. It was part of the town of Wells until 1820, when it incorporated as a separate town. To the Abenaki Indians, Kennebunk meant the long cut bank.

kennebunk collageLocal economy is tourism based. We watched a carriage ride driver maneuver through the weekday traffic.

carriage ride collagehorse carriage (3)

On a fall afternoon; a steeple peaked through leaves.

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DSCN7738For over a century, the town was a shipbuilding and fishing village. Now it’s a popular seaside tourist stop with a small district of souvenir shops, galleries, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts. kennebunk collage

9 comments:

Sara said...

Great photos (as always) and stories so interesting I can't wait for the next one. Though we have been to Maine many times your stories have not only helped us relive some of our own adventures but are giving us some new ones to try. Looking forward to more.

Scott said...

What a fun little visit. Someday I'll take my wife to Maine. Your photos really should be used by the tourist bureau.

grammie g said...

Hi Folks...Thanks again for the visit and all the things you brought to life with your lens and the history lessons about the wonderful state I live in!!
I agree with what Scott said. : }

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful set of images. Really like them a lot.

Elaine said...

I love your fall foliage shots!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi all, your comments are so appreciated and Maine provided so many interesting places that we tried to see as many as possible every day!

Sara, thanks to you too for giving us tips on places to visit and we're glad we gave you some new places to check out on your next trip. Even after we get home I will still have a few more posts.

Scott, both you and your wife would enjoy seeing Maine and you would discover so many photo opportunities yourself. Thanks so much for the kind words, much appreciated.

Hi Grammie G,your state gave us so many interesting day trips and it has been great sharing them with so many people. Hopefully, we have done the state justice. Thanks too for the compliment and we hope you are feeling better every day.

THANKS, Mona and Elaine, I enjoy your photos so much as well - your blogs are among my favorite places - outstanding nature shots!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful town!
I really like these lessons in separate towns history!

Have a great day now!
Christer.

davisart said...

Beautiful autumn and beautiful town.. sigh.. lovely, have fun! i know you are, Diana

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Christer & Diana - thanks for the visits. Yes this was a lovely town to visit on a beautiful sunny autumn afternoon. We did have a wonderful time, Diana.

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