My friend, Marge, and I went to Jamestown, NY on Tuesday, July 2, to see the art gallery exhibit “A Journey in Photographs” by Brad M. Bielawski. The exhibit is at the James Prendergast Library.
Marge and I enjoyed looking at Brad’s travel photographs from all over the world. We saw some of the photographs displayed in the art gallery on the Internet. The photographs display well on the Internet. The photographs, however, look so much better framed and on the wall! “A Journey in Photographs” will be on display through July 26.
After looking at Brad’s photographs Marge and I went for a walk in Dow Park, which is located across the street from the library. In the park is an Underground Railroad Tableau. The Tableau consists of three life-sized bronze figures that honor Jamestown’s notable Underground Railroad participants: Catherine Harris, Silas Shearman and an anonymous fugitive slave.
This statue honors the anonymous fugitives who touched Jamestown in the pursuit of freedom along the underground railroad.
When we completed our walk in Dow Park, we left for Chautauqua Mall. We shopped at a couple of the stores, before leaving for lunch. We enjoyed all-you-can-eat soup, salad and bread sticks at the recently opened Olive Garden. We were pleasantly surprised to be offered free samples of wine.
Marge and I had a wonderful day in Jamestown. Our conversation during the drive to and back home from Jamestown and while at the “A Journey in Photographs” art gallery exhibit, at Dow Park, and at Olive Garden allowed for a better knowledge of each other.