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Lighthouse Shadows

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Lighthouse Shadows
Marblehead Neck Lighthouse
Marblehead, Massachusetts

Shadows of the support structure cast on the enclose spiral staircase shell.
Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday.
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Rockwellesque

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This week's Sepia Saturday prompt reminds of the style of the great painter Norman Rockwell. His idyllic, realistic style adorned many a cover of the Saturday Evening Post in the 1900's. He also painted many masterpieces such as the Four Freedoms, Triple Self Portrait, and The Golden Rule.

I had a chance to see many of Rockwell's works a few years ago that are hung in his museum. The brilliant museum is located in a beautiful far corner of Massachusetts called the Berkshires. This area provided many an inspiration for his portraits.

My favorite? This one showing a doctor examining a little girl's "sick" doll. It even shows a doctor's bag which is shown in the prompt below.

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Clear Water

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Clear Water Copley Square Boston, Massachusetts

Posted for Theme Thursday. This week's theme is "beverage."
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Bulldog Cool

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I had an urge today to see a bulldog riding a skateboard, set to music. You can find almost anything you want on Youtube!
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Scrolling Shadows

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Scrolling Shadows
Salem, Massachusetts



Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday.
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Compact Court

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The postcards and photo below show one of the Superior Court Houses in Essex County, Massachusetts. This one is located in Newburyport and is the smallest of all the county courthouses, perhaps the smallest in the state of Massachusetts and most likely among the smallest in the country.
The courthouse has only one courtroom which is on the second floor. The second floor also has a small judge's chambers and jury room. The first floor contains some small administrative offices.
It was designed by the noted architect Charles Bulfinch. Bulfinch also designed many famous Boston landmarks including Faneuil Hall, the new (1798) Statehouse, and the Otis Gray house. He was also the architect in charge of planning the Rotunda of the U.S. Capital.
This little courthouse has been around since 1805. It originally had a front porch. I suppose you could relax there before being taken to trial!
Noted figures from history who got their start practicing law here are President John Quincy Adams an…

Sunlight Fountain

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Sunlight Fountain
Christian Science Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts.
This fountain is usually filled with many wet children (and adults) splashing to and fro on a hot summer day. With the chill of autumn setting in, today the fountain is empty. It will soon be turned off till next April.

Posted for Thursday Challenge. This week's challenge is "wet."
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Fruitful Tree

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Recently I was asked for permission to use a photo I shot of the Endicott Pear Tree in Danvers, Massachusetts. That tree has survived countless major storms, frigid winters, and vandalism. It's so hardy it still bears fruit. The Endicott pear is the oldest known surviving fruit tree brought to the "New World," in 1630

My own post on that tree link is here.

The first two links below used my photo, gave me credit, and detail the history of the tree. The third link used the photo, with credit, in conjunction with an Arbor Day Foundation membership offer. The fourth link chose not to use my photo but ran a story on the tree. I found this interesting that the UK media was interested in what happened when someone took a pear tree from  England to New England.

Treehugger.com
Huffingtonpost.com
Oklahoma City - City Sentinel
Dailymail.co.uk
holykaw.alltop.com

Shadow Lions

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Shadow Lions Lynch Park - Formal Gardens Beverly, Massachusetts


Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday.
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