September 4, 2017

Day 247: Bread and Puppet


Stilted performers of the Bread and Puppet Theater.

The Bread and Puppet Theater got their start in New York City in the 60s and have been in operation ever since, making them the one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. Their comical, social and decidedly political show has been a staple at Lawrence’s Bread and Roses Festival every Labor Day for years.

They are fun to watch and very fun to photograph. But they really don’t like that. Being photographed, I mean. At least not from “backstage” (behind the bus that serves as their stage front). In spite of the fact that “backstage” is situated in a public park, in plain view of the hundreds of festival goers, I was asked to stop taking photos from here by one of the actors. I was slightly taken aback — and I did point out the obvious.

Nonetheless, I consented. She asked nicely. Plus, I already got a few shots.

What is this, some kind of series?

Yes, it is! Throughout 2017 I’m attempting to take a new image every day and post it to this blog. Ambitious, I know. Success is not guaranteed, but I’ll give it my all. You can see all of the images below. Just click on a thumbnail and flip through them.

Day 303: Powerless

Heavy rain and high winds ripped through our area last night. We are among the 400,000...

Day 294: New England New

Waiting for my son’s car to get towed to the shop. Might as well get my daily image done....

Day 238: Doorway

We had dinner in Boston tonight with friends. I grabbed a shot of this cool doorway on the walk...

Day 212: Tunnel Traffic

My Berlin adventure has come to a close. I landed in Boston late this afternoon after. Pair of...

Day 211: East West

For my last day in Berlin my friends, Brian and Renee Burke took me on a whirlwind tour of some...

Day 210: Nightlife

I dragged my Berlin hosts to the Mitte section of Berlin tonight so I could photograph the...

Day 209: Train Waiting

A candid shot from a train station in Berlin. I was on my way to Tegel Airport to finally...

Day 208: Fernsehturm

Fernsehturm was built by the East Germans, essentially to show the world what they could do....

Day 207: Luis

My photography guide in Berlin is Luis dos Santos, an incredibly gifted photographer and all...

Day 206: Club 53

Well, I got to Berlin safely and on time in spite of the rail delays. However, my luggage did...

Day 205: The Wait

A shot from the airport. Rain in Boston caused my flight to NYC to be delayed. Which meant I...

Day 181: Pizza Chef

Pizza and beer night at my friend’s beautiful outdoor kitchen, complete with wood fired...

Day 175: Scraps

Heading home today. Great trip. This was the scene at the docks near the Ferry Terminal....


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