Just in time for the weekend, here is another Keep it Local entry. I was walking in Old Town a few weeks ago and, for some reason, turned down Darling Street. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a purple door for what must have been the first time and then read what was written on the awning overhead – Fred Finkel Silversmith. I composed this shot to include the path leading to the door and the light beyond.
It was only later that I looked up Fred Finkel and found that he has been working in Marblehead as a gold- and silversmith since 1976. Even more fascinating than his use of traditional methods is his careful restoration of artifacts and, especially, walking sticks. Take a look at his website to see some examples. If you are in need of a gold- or silversmith, look no further than 2 Darling Street.