A VISIT TO MAINE
Bangor, Brewer, Bradley, Hampden, Bucksport, Verona Island, Winterport
July 2005 Photographs by Pygoya
Pick up at the Bangor airport by realtor Andree Knowles
A welcome end to a long journey from Honolulu, including 5
hours layover at
Boston airport, here seen with a fire in the distance
Days Inn - "home sweet home" for 3 days
Ah, coming from airport area, first view of Bangor, long anticipated destination only a virtual reality on the Internet prior to the moment.
Straight to business: meeting with John Rohman, Maine Arts
Commission chairman (left) and the Bangor
Art Society representatives (3 persons on the right); realtor extraordnaire, Andree Knowles of NE Prudential
stands between Rohman and Pygoya who came to investigate gallery and museum opportunity in Bangor
Bangor is a lovely historic city, the largest in Central Maine. Orono, home for the Univserity of Maine,
Bradley town, and Bucksport seaport are all about 30 minutes by car from Bangor. Brewer is the
city across the river from Bangor. It was lovely summer weather around 80F and sunny with some
a museum of discovery for children
a school of dance and the Bangor Museum in the historic district
Pygoya investigated the end red brick buildng as a possibility
Museum of Webism; the adjacent attached yellow sienna building is
soon to be the second location for the expansion of the Bangor Museum
It has a nice island kitchen in 3 floor condo above the lst floor beauty salon
Pygoya investigated the possibility of an art gallery in the third from the left (shortest building) on Main Street.
The Grasshopper Shop is popular with tourists and locals alike
Canals run through Bangor proper
Although all in snowy white during the long winters of Maine, Bangor is quite green with trees during the summer
an old church
and another place of worship
large mansions add charm and character to many streets of Bangor
The red building is St. John's school for boys
population of Bangor in 2005 is about 35,000
lovely metal sculpture on Main Street
Some available Cape Cods, around 1900 vintage
Owner of The Lunch Box, great breakfast and coffee; he runs 2 miles in 8.5 minutes!
And my dream visit to my favorite author's haunt, the residence of horror writer STEPHEN KING!
Really gets me in the mood!
A visit to Brewer