Friday, December 21, 2012

Mosaic: Town of Charlemont

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Town of Charlemont Mosaic
Buckland, MA

Topic: Mosaic

GPS: N42° 36.328; W072° 44.451

Quick Description: 

The mosaic for Charlemont, MA is located at Christopher's Grinders on State Street.

Long Description:

The Deerfield River divides the village of Shelburne Falls. The east side is in the town of Shelburne and the west side is in the town of Buckland. The Shelburne Falls Mosaic Project was a community wide effort to celebrate the beauty of the rural area around Shelburne Falls. Artist Cynthia Fisher designed and created 10 3’ x 3’ mosaic panels that represent each of the hill-towns of this area of western Massachusetts. In addition, the project included two larger panels entitled "The Deerfield River" and the "American Indian Portrait".

The visitors center has a map showing the location the 12 mosaics. Each mosaic is labelled from 1 to 12. The Town of Charlemont is number 12. The mosaic for the Town of Charlemont depicts the Hail to Sunrise statue, Berkshire East Ski Area, Zoar white water rafting, Avery farm house, a covered bridge, and the year of incorporation - 1765.


Christopher's Grinders
55 State Street
Shelburne Falls, MA United States

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