'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Quite A Sight

Courtesy Burlington Free Press
Here's downtown during 'Tropical Storm' Irene's visit to Vermont. The state took a hit with my town being an unwilling star.
The river jumped the bridge and took the road instead.

My studio/barn and home were not affected  - we live a couple of blocks up river - except that it was eerily quiet to have no traffic on the street. And sights I won't soon forget.
Amazing that within a week, the building worst affected was moved, (we lost 4) the road repaved, the bridge cleared. The opening at the Brandon Artists Guild www.brandonartistsguild.org went on, followed by a town wide turnout for some live music in the park's bandstand.  Love 'dem strong Vermonters. www.brandon.org


oldblackcatboo said...

JEEZ! I had NO idea!
I am so glad you are safe.
I just looked at all those photos and I can't believe the destruction. I just thought it hit the coast. Wow, I'm stunned.
I came VERY VERY close to buying a house in Lowell, I'm going to Google that area and see how that area fared.
Once again, so glad you and yours are OK!
XOXO - Cindi

MulticoloredPieces said...

Very impressive photo! I've been in the middle of a flood, too--not something I care to repeat. Love your Queen of Hearts, and Cat sculpture.
best, nadia

Robin Kent said...

Thanks Cindi and Nadia! Appreciate your concern. Hope this is the last non-art related post I make. Although maybe you coud call it an art instillation? It definitely was an event.

Sandy Mastroni said...

glad you are ok Robin
nothing much happened at our house ... but parts of my town and other towns got hit bad
it was scary

Carole said...

Robin I am glad you and you place are okay. Great photo. They make em strong in Vermont!

Robin Kent said...

Thanks everyone. Glad you're OK Sandy! Some roads are workable now, while many still out, but being addressed. Will have to consult a map for 'how to get there from here'. I see the bottom of the shelves in our one grocery store. I think the light is brighter there as a result.

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