M.C. Escher was a graphic artist known for his mathematically inspired art that created optical illusions. For example, his print “Waterfall” has water from the base of the waterfall flowing along an aqueduct and serving as the source of the waterfall. Hopkinton’s downtown has its own Escher, easily discernible with a quick walk.
Starting at the library and heading south, Church Street is clearly an uphill to St. John’s Church and to a left on Church Place. Heading east on Church Place, the route is clearly flat. Turning left again and heading north, this section of Hayden Rowe Street is also flat, as is Main Street following the turn left to head west back towards the library. So the block consists of an uphill and three flat sections, or of course, one can go in the other direction, and have a downhill and flat sections, if one wants less of a workout.
— Peter LaGoy, Hopkinton
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