This is a photo- and video-essay about our first two days of the fellowship in Northampton, Massachusetts. It’s such an enthralling feeling to immerse in a city that makes an effort to prioritise the walking and cycling public over cars. It’s also a rare treat to use trails that are protected from the dangers of highways. I like calling it the “Trail City.”
The winter season is transitioning to spring, so most trees had no leaves. It’s still very scenic, though. It also ranges from 8 to 12 degrees, with sunny and dreary days competing everyday, so we have to adjust to how it goes in the northern hemisphere. This short video below shows what it looked like traveling to Northampton.
Our home away from home: Elm Street
After plopping our bags in the inn, we went straight to our first activities:
They grow their own vegetables too! And they’re well-integrated into the interior design.
This video shows Wayne Feiden, Northampton Director of Planning and Sustainability, touring us around the city.
The next photos are elements that I found interesting on the streets:
That’s it for first impressions. I’m looking forward to working in the Planning and Sustainability office when we get back to Northampton from Manchester.