On our fourth full day in Maine, we drove to Bangor which is one hour from Bar Harbor to spend the day.
A veteran’s memorial statue and garden
Bangor public library
What impressed me the most about this library is the availability of foreign language books in French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Yiddish, Hebrew, etc..
David took a photo of a dollhouse he found here to show our son Jacob who thinks dolls are very creepy.
Sherlock Holmes dollhouse in Bangor public library
As fans of the classic detective stories Sherlock Holmes, we were thrilled to see this exquisitely constructed dollhouse. There is even a Baker Street view and scenery outside the window. It was created and donated by a friend of the library.
University of Maine’s art gallery
There was a pop art exhibit at the gallery. While there, we talked at length with the receptionist who is a student at the University of Maine. She said her family moved to Maine from Florida and that she thought Mainers are a lot more helpful than people in Florida.
Stephen King’s houses and neighborhood
Bangor’s claim to fame is its native thriller writer Stephen King. The public library has his books not only in English but also in many foreign languages.
Stephen King owns 2 large houses right next to one another separated by a garden and a driveway. On the grounds, there is an interesting tall wooden sculpture consisting of books and animals.
We thought we would take a couple of pictures of a few houses nearby to show what kind of neighborhood it is.
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