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
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
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
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.
The Teammates statue outside Gate B at Fenway Park
Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr, and Dom DiMaggio.
The Mass. Ave. Bridge
The M.I.T. Building
Friday, December 17, 2010
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
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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.
USS Cassin Young
Thursday, December 2, 2010
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.
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.