Visiting my Hometown

in travel •  19 days ago  (edited)

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Been visiting my hometown of Thomaston, Maine since last Wednesday. I will make higher quality posts about my trip to Maine when I have computer access, but I thought I would share my journey.

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Went to a restaurant by the water, “The Slipway”

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I took several walks around town. The first day I visited the Thomaston Historical Society and had a lovely chat about the history of the town and its boats and prison.

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The former state prison was an inspiration for Shawshank in Stephen King novels and looking at the photos you can see why.

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Beautiful Sunrise from my dads backyard.

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Went for a walk around town to see what has changed. I saw some gorgeous prints in the Antiquarian Book Store and visited a pot shop.

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It is hard to make a proper post on my phone, but here are more pictures.

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Will make a better post about it later; I have more to say. The area is also an inspiration for the”Silent Hill” video games. (Which are actually set in Maine and inspired by Stephen King’s “Mist” )

Went to visit my brother in Damariscotta yesterday and today I am in Portland with my mom. Having a good time, I will post again soon:)

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Wonderful post, @twirble :) Lovely photos, and really liking the write up about various interesting tidbits about how this lovely locale has inspired so many creative works, like Shawshank, Silent Hill, and Mist....

I would love to visit Maine, one day, for sure !

Thank you! I do not know about”Mist” but a few Stephen King movies were filmed in the area. “Silent Hill” was based on many things, but it is inspired by local architecture.

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What a lovely town. I would love to visit Maine one day.


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