Monday, April 30, 2012

report: from the end of the road

Way out where 128 runs into the ocean and the trains stop at the brink of the sea, there's an abandoned town.

An expedition was organized. Maps were consulted. Crêpes were made. We went.,_Massachusetts

from the directions for finding the entrance to the park:
"There is a stone with the word "Dogtown" painted on it." 
 "Until 1989 Whale's Jaw looked like the head of a whale rearing out of the land to grasp an unwary hiker. But that year a fire was lit under the "jaw" and burned very hot for a long time. The bottom jaw broke off, leaving a somewhat less impressive sight. . ."
"and affording more surface for graffiti."
and when quarry workers leave graffiti, they really leave graffiti 
 Mr. Babson, he of Babson College, put together a privately funded mini-WPA to give jobs to out of work quarry workers. Because when you're unemployed what you really want to do is carve moralistic sayings into granite.

 Might as well label it.
[noun Geology] a mass of rocks and sediment carried down and deposited by a glacier, typically as ridges at its edges or extremity
Dogtown Square
what fool painted it lavender?

yes, we found our way back out of the woods before the zombie squirrels came out to attack us