33 YEARS OF SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE ANTONIO GENTILE BANDSTAND!

The summer of 2019 will mark the 33rd year of concerts under the stars at the Stage Fort Park Antonio Gentile Bandstand. Summer concerts began in 1986, founded by a group of former band students of retired Gloucester High School band director Antonio F. Gentile.

The Antonio Gentile Bandstand is located at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. David Benjamin will be posting the concert series schedule in the coming months.

 

 

THREE VIEWS GLOUCESTER CITY HALL-SKYLINE- HARBOR

A view that never disappoints-

Choppy harbor waters

Storm clouds clearing

Later that same afternoon

GLORIOUS SUNSET OVER EASTEN POINT LIGHTHOUSE AND DOGBAR

There were lots of folks out on the Dogbar enjoying the delightfully balmy weather and sunset spectacle Saturday evening.Dogbar Breakwater Panorama
Eastern Point Lighthouse and Mother Ann
 Old Lighthouse Bell and Chokecherry Tree

The sunset hues grew richer as night fell.

MORE PHOTOS FROM YESTERDAY’S MAGICAL WINTER WONDERLAND

Additional snapshots from Gloucester’s snowy day winter wonderland event.beacon-marine-basin-snow-smith-cove-sunset-copyright-kim-smithBeacon Marine Basin Dusk

smith-cove-rocky-neck-railways-sunset-2-copyright-kim-smithRocky Neck Smith’s Cove Twilight

LAST NIGHT’S SUNSET WAS BANANAS!

(To use a favorite expression of Joey’s). As the fog was dissipating in the setting sun, whichever direction the camera was pointed, we were treated to a breathtaking view. 

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September dreamscape – wildly beautiful foggy sunset

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SUNSET OVER ESSEX BAY

Last night’s sunset over Essex BayEssex Bay Sunset copyright Kim SmithEssex Bay Sunset -2 copyright Kim Smith

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Last night's sunset over Essex Bay

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Ring-bille Bonaparte's Gulls copyright Kim SmithBonaparte's Gulls twilight copyright Kim SmithBonaparte’s and Ring-billed Gulls in dreamy twilight

OUR BEAUTIFUL GLOUCESTER HARBOR CITY SKYLINE SUNSET IN THE STORM’S AFTERMATH

The storm swirled in late yesterday afternoon. I was on the way home from filming at Good Harbor Beach and stopped at Pirate’s Lane to watch it sweep across the Harbor. Kayaks were hurling through the air, boats racing pell mell to shore, great gusts whistling, bells clanging, and it was over before it began! The after storm glow and cloud formations were exquisite. 

Happy Summer Storm Drama! (As long as everyone is safely on shore)

Gloucester Harbor sunset -3 copyright Kim Smith

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View from Plum Street

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Storm departing inner harbor #gloucesterma

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DOMINIC NESTA RETURNING TO PORT

Dominic Nesta and his unmistakeable fishing boat ‘Tide Skipper’ coming home Friday night, with the Fort in the background. I think the pilot house on the small book gives it a very interesting, unique look, making it always easy to identify whenever seen in the Harbor.

Dominic Nesta Tide Skipper fishing boat Gloucester MA copyright Kim Smith Dominic Nesta Tide Skipper fishing boat Gloucester MA Harbor copyright Kim Smith

SUNNY DAYS ARE HERE TO STAY!

After nearly two solid weeks of planting client gardens in dismal drismal, what a welcome treat to see Mr. Sunny make an appearance. Snapshots from yesterday’s beautiful late day light.
tulip mix c Kim Smith

Tulips in our garden

Magnolia Elizabeth c Kim SmithMagnolia ‘Elizabeth’

Magnolia Elizabeth -2 c Kim Smith

Gloucester UU Church Schooner Adventure sunset c Kim Smith.Schooner Adventure masts and Gloucester’s UU Church steeple

Gloucester skyline UU Church Schooner Adventure sunset c Kim Smith.Gloucester City skyline, click image to embiggen

EASTER SUNSET GLOUCESTER

Easter Sunset Gloucester Harbor. 

Last night’s saturated sunset from East Gloucester was arresting, becoming even more so after the sun set. The colors on the water momentarily reflected the voluptuous hues of the twilight sky, when very quickly the horizon turned glowing coral-pink-peach before extinguishing itself in purple.

Gloucester Harbor Smiths Cove sunset Kim Smith

The violet-orange on the water’s glass-like surface in the foreground looked as though it had been applied by paint.

Gloucester Harbor UU Church sunset Kim Smith

Gloucester’s Unitarian Universalist Church beautiful steeple

City Hall Gloucester Harbor Sunset
City Hall

 

RED SKY AT NIGHT

Last night’s red sky was not today’s sailor’s delight. Is that old adage true more often than not I wonder?

Red sky at night, sailors’ delight.

Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

Smith's Cove Marine railways Gloucester sunset www.kimsmithdesigns

Twilight Smith’s Cove looking towards Gloucester Marine RailwaysLong Bech Rockport sunset www.kimsmithdesigns.com

Long Beach Sunset