The Mills And Architecture Of Lowell- Community, Commerce, Creativity

Old buildings downtown, converted into apartments/condos.

Old buildings downtown, converted into apartments/condos.

There were some very tricky conditions on this day in Lowell. While the Gossen Luna Pro F light meter is accurate and reliable, there are conditions and contrasty ambient light that can make metering more of a decision-making process, as opposed to a “dial it in” choice. I didn’t have my digital gear with me, so I had to trust it, and make some compensations as needed. The Hasselblad only does what the photographer “tells’ it to do.

The Lowell Manufacturing Company was a leading producer of carpets. A product of the mills.

The Lowell Manufacturing Company was a leading producer of carpets. A product of the mills.

“THIS PLANAR LENS is characterized by an extremely uniform edge-to-edge sharpness at all apertures, resulting from the excellent correction of all lens aberrations. As indicated by its name, the astigmatic flatness of the image field is outstanding.” –Hasselblad promotional description of the Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 T* Planar Lens

In other words? Lines are straight! There really is no barrel distortion.

"Community Commerce Creativity"-  George L. Duncan Park

“Community Commerce Creativity”- George L. Duncan Park

This park was dedicated to George L. Duncan. He founded Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, Inc., in 1988, and serves as its Chairman of the Board. Mr. Duncan served as the Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise BanCorp. Inc. and its subsidiary Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, Inc. until January 2007. Duncan has been an Executive Chairman and Director of Enterprise BanCorp. Inc. since 1988. He serves as a trustee of Lowell General Hospital.

Plaque at the park reads-

Lowell was founded upon the confluence of the Merrimack and Concord Rivers to become a nineteenth-century textile manufacturing empire. The city later faced urban decline when industry left the region. On January 3, 1989, George L. Duncan, a community banker and entrepreneur, founded Enterprise Bank here in the heart of downtown Lowell marking a rebirth of commerce and community involvement. This park, designed by George’s daughter, Alison C. Duncan, Landscape Architect, celebrates the many expressions of water and industry that have shaped Lowell’s history and represents its renewed energy and hopes for the future. Dedicated on June 18, 2013.

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