Friday, November 22, 2013

The Minutemen Marched Along This Trail

Hartwell Tavern and House, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Circa 1732-1733

"The tavern was on the main road, the "Bay Road," running from Boston through western Massachusetts out to Crown PointN.Y. This was the road that the British troops used on April 19. The soldiers passed by the tavern on their way to Concord, and again on their way back to Boston." The above house, other buildings and about five miles of this road are all in the Minute Man National Historical Park system.

The original road where the Minutemen and British marched from Boston to Concord, and then returned to Cambridge soon after the battle at The Old North Bridge. It is now known as the Battle Road Trail. This road used to be paved, but it was removed over 20 years ago, to make it look ca 1775. It is now perfect for walking to different sites, other buildings, the Visitor's Center and to the site where Paul Revere was captured.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Splash of Nantucket

 Note: This photo and the first one were taken through the window of a moving bus.

 Local Library above.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Favorite Part of Maine

Mackerel Cove, Bailey Island, Maine "one of the most photographed places in Maine."
Land's End, Bailey Island, Maine (above and below)

Island Candy Company
I always go in and buy a selection of handmade candies, and always take photos of the owner's garden...Always.

Orr's Island Meeting House and Cemetery.

LL Bean lobby.
Goodies from LL Bean, in Freeport, Maine.
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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Frederick's Law Olmsted's Place -- A Dream of A Visit in Brookline, Massachusetts

Walkway to the house. Tree by the rock was planted by him.
  Back of the house (above and below).

Great enclosed porch. They should have placed flowers on the table, don't you think?
 Delighted but very surprised to see Wisteria still growing.

The Olmsted firm worked on quite a few parks in Lowell, MA. I'll take photos soon. One is a 5 minute walk and called Tyler Park.

Frederick Law Olmsted's FindAGrave site.