It’s been years since I’ve visited the small town of Chelsea. Since returning to Vermont, the town has been on my list of places to see and photograph. Finally, this week, I went back.
Located in Orange County, Chelsea is home to only about 1,250 residents. What makes the town unique and memorable are its two town commons and twin general stores, all of which date back nearly 200 years. A beautiful, white building stands at the head of both commons — the Orange County Courthouse and the United Church of Chelsea.
When I arrived and saw the pairs of buildings and the commons, I thought of how I would describe this timeless place. Three words immediately came to mind: symmetry, balance and unity.