In honor of the opening week of baseball season, I took a road trip with my brother and a friend up to Cooperstown, NY to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. It was the first time I had been back since I was a child. Though cold (and rainy on the last day), it was the perfect time of year to go to avoid the crowds that typically swamp the small village nestled below the mountains beside Lake Otsego during the summer months. The quaint town was practically all ours for the taking (spare for some bus tours and kids at the Hall of Fame), and it was great to be able to mingle with the genuinely friendly and sometimes eccentric locals (especially on the first night at the only two bars in town open past midnight).
Below are some of the images and landscapes I was able to capture during my brief stay.
Written and photographed by David H. Schleicher
The baseball HOF is definetly the best of the sports hall of fames. It puts the football HOF in Canton to shame.
Ben, it is quite unique, and the town is an attraction all by itself that could be of interest to those who may not be baseball fans. –DHS
Do they still have they weird guy in cooperstown that hangs out infront of the hall of fame and plays the banjo???
Though I encountered many “regulars” of Cooperstown, I did not meet any banjo player. It may have been too cold for him to be outside, though. Perhaps he is only a warm weather fixture. –DHS