Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistTom Jelen Platinum Member CollectionPanoramic
Description You'll take a step back in time when you walk, hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski the carriage roads of Mount Desert Island. Or go by horse and carriage, the way John D. Rockefeller, Jr. intended when he built the 45 miles of crushed stone roads between 1913 and 1940. No matter how you experience the carriage roads, you'll enjoy the magnificent beauty that surrounds them.Though sometimes called carriage trails, the word trail is truly a misnomer. The roads are 16 feet wide with generous crowns that keep them well drained. Considered the best example of broken stone roads in the United States, they are, indeed, an engineering wonder.Local workers quarried granite right here on the island to build the intricate network of roads and 17 spectacular stone bridges. In fact, the stone cutters developed such skill that Rockefeller asked them to create a more rustic look. He also took care to preserve trees and to landscape with native plantsferns, sheep laurel, and blueberry bushesso the roads blend naturally with their surroundings.The well-marked roads wander through Acadia National Park, covering long, shady stretches of woodland, skirting peaceful lakes and ponds, circling mountain elevations, and showcasing breathtaking views of the Atlantic and nearby islands.More than 60 years ago Rockefeller donated 11,000 acres to Acadia National Park, complete with the road system he planned, funded, and constructed. Today both Mainers and visitors enjoy the quiet beauty of Acadia's beautiful carriage roads.
Tom Jelen, Village of Lakewood Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Native of the northwest side of Chicago, my father and his two brothers were printers for Donnelly and Sons, formerly known as The Lakeside Press. The company was known for its rotogravure, typeset, litho, and large offset printing publications, e.g., Look, Life, and National Geographic. I would see all sorts of versions as they were printed and then the finish publication. Printing and photography were a daily diet at home, we even had our own dark room. Sixty percent of my file is film produced on medium format film cameras such as a Fuji 6x17, 6x9, Pentax 6x7 and a Noblex rotating lens 6x12 format. Digitally I use a Canon Ds, stitch panoramic art and produce Vr for commercial use. I scan all my film on an Imacon @300dpi. High rez .tiff's are available upon request for commercial use. Many of my photos have been used in Geography books and commercial print ads locally and globally. Licensing can be accomplished by contacting me at, Tomjelen@comcast.net Member, American Society of Media Photographers Life Member International VR Photography Association International Association of Panoramic Photographers Awards, 2010 Epson International Pano Awards 2011 Epson International Pano Awards 2012 Epson International Pano Awards 2013 Epson International Pano Awards