I’d been walking around for about three hours. It was a hot day and I was tired, hungry and thirsty so I decided to stop at one of our favorite hangouts (because they allow dogs in the outside area) for some refreshment.

The Depot was a Hudson River line station from 1893 to 1954. After spending 18 years as a car dealership, the Restaurant opened in 1972 and has been there ever since. Nowadays The old train station at the bottom of Main Street has two fireplaces for cozy indoor dining, a large outdoor garden area for drinks, dinner, or parties. It also has a large, inviting bar. Oh, and it’s also haunted:

According to legend, on Wednesday nights, the main dining room has one extra guest, who did not make a reservation. In 1898, a local woman learned that her husband planned to kill her. The unfortunate lady rushed to the train depot to catch the 10:15 train to Poughkeepsie, but was apprehended by her husband, who stabbed her on a bench in the waiting room two minutes before the train’s arrival. Today, the former waiting room serves as the restaurant’s main dining room and locals claim that at 10:13 on Wednesday nights, a cold draft wafts through the section of the room where she was killed. (USA Today)

Here three of the servers take a short, and well deserved break.

As an aside: when I bought this rather inexpensive lens the reviews said that it was not very sharp, especially at the long end. I can’t afford and have never tried Canon ‘L’ lenses so I wouldn’t know how this lens compares to them. But at 105mm you can easily make out individual hairs in this picture, so I’m more than satisfied.

Taken with a Canon 5D and Canon EF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 USM.

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