Wednesday, December 29, 2010

An Interlude

I am going to go back and show you some of the night images I made on the trip to Boston.  The top image is of the memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment of Massachussetts.  The other image is of the first night of ice skating on the duck pond in Boston Common.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Salem, Massachusetts.

I was named after my great grandfather Thomas Grant Bemister.  He lived in Carbonnear, Newfoundland for most of his life.  He ended up moving to Salem in the early 1900's and lived in this house;

where my grandfather was born and raised.  There is a graveyard across the street so we decided to see if my great grandfather was there.  He wasn't but we did find him in the Salem Town Cemetery.

While we were in Salem we visited one of the many witch museums.  We also went to The House of Seven Gables which is located on the coast and has breathtaking views of the ocean.  On our way there we stopped by the Salem Maritime National Historic Exhibit to see the ship Friendship.


The House of Seven Gables

Saturday, December 25, 2010


The Salem Witch Memorial

The Mayflower. Plymouth, Mass.

John Adams

John Adams' home in Quincy, Mass.

First Parish Church.
Quincy, Mass.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Trolley Tour

We got the trolley tour of Boston.  I didn't make many photographs on the tour and now I kinda wish I had.  Here are some images that I enjoy.  They kind of feel touristy and I like that about them.

Fenway Scoreboard

The Teammates statue outside Gate B at Fenway Park 
Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr, and Dom DiMaggio.  

The Mass. Ave. Bridge

Frank Gehry
The M.I.T. Building

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Boston Harbor Boat Tour

The US Coast Guard station in Boston Harbor. 
These are the docks where the USS Constitution was constructed in 1812.

Docks from the old naval shipyard on the north side of the harbor.

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

The USS Constitution and the Bunker Hill battle site memorial

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bean Town at Night

Now, of course I had to make some images at night while I was in Boston.  This statue of Benjamin Franklin stands outside of the Old City Hall located right outside of our hotel. 

Paul Revere's House

Paul Revere was a silver smith and a copper smith.  He fathered sixteen children between two wives and was a courier for the revolutionary cause.  This is his home on the north end of Boston just down the street from the North Church.

The USS Cassin Young and The USS Constitution. Charlestown Navy Yard.

 USS Cassin Young

USS Constitution

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Old State House

The Old State House located in Boston.  This building was constructed by the British in the early days of the colony of Massachusetts.  It was the place where British rule was overseen during the colonial period.  It is the site of the Boston Massacre.  It was also where the Declaration of Independance was first read publicly to the people of Boston.  It was actually read from the balcony on the second floor. 

Old Sturbridge Village

We stopped here on the first day of our trip.  Old Sturbridge Village is an outdoor museum that is the home to structures from the earliest periods of our countries existence.  The day that we were there the tinsmith, the blacksmith, the cobbler and the potter were working.  The tinsmith was a skilled craftsman.  He got his materials from England and created everything from drinking cups to ovens.  The blacksmith seemed to mostly work on the barter system.  He bragged a bit about his running tab at the general store.  The cobbler had a TON of shoes.  The potter was my favorite.  The potter is actually a farmer who takes the clay from his own land.  It is sort of a side job for him.  He brought the clay in and worked it into cups, pots, dishes, etc on a foot spun potters wheel.  Everything is dried, glazed and fired in the big brick kiln in the photo above for over 4 days.  The actors were full of information from the period and do not stay so true to their characters that they are unable to draw reference to todays society.  I had to buy some pottery. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Plymouth, Mass.

Got back from New England this morning.  We went to Boston and visited other parts including, Quincy, Salem, Plymouth; parts of New Hampshire and Maine.  A slew of pictures is on the way.