Whale tail over the indoor pool

Marti, a 26-foot-long, 10-foot-high whale tail sculpture, is shown being installed last week on top of Dover’s indoor swimming pool. The artwork by Dale Rogers of Haverhill, Massachusetts, is the crowning touch to the city’s Adventure Playground in Henry Law Park beside the Cocheco River..

Steeple repair

Scaffolding surrounds the St. John tower on Chapel Street. This view is from the other side of the Cocheco River.

When St. John Methodist moved from its home a block from the Upper Square in downtown Dover, the city acquired the landmark and converted it to low-cost housing. Today the spire is undergoing repair. A few years ago, the steeple on First Parish required similar maintenance.

The long yellow building at the top of the hill and the gray one to its right are new additions to the skyline.


Hot, hot, hot

In my novel What’s Left, the kitchen in the family restaurant could have looked like this. It’s the Olympic Club Hotel (a.k.a. Olympic Club Saloon), 112 N. Tower St., Centralia, Washington, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo by Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons.