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Large Lions

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Large Lions
Boston Public Library
Boston, Massachusetts

Posted for Thursday Challenge. The theme this week is "huge." For many more huge or large photos click here for Thursday Challenge.

Gate Wreath

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Gate Wreath
Salem Common
Salem, Massachusetts


Christmas Night Lights

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Christmas Night Lights
Marblehead Neck Lighthouse
Marblehead, Massachusetts


Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from Salem, Massachusetts
Posted for Thursday Challenge, This is week 3 of the theme, "our favorite photos." For more favorites from other fine photographers click here.

Teddy Bear Take Down

These dogs have some explaining to do. lol


Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Time Beacon

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Christmas Time Beacon
Hospital Point Lighthouse
Beverly, Massachusetts

Happy Holidays Everyone!
Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Summertime Santa

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Summertime Santa
Santa's Village Jefferson, New Hampshire
Ever go to one of those off season santa's amusement park type places? This photo isn't sepia but it is old. It was shot on slide film and some of the colors had faded. Of course I doctored it up so that you wouldn't know it was circa 1962, unless I told you. I'm sitting right in the mitten covered hand of the giant snowman next to Santa Claus. I can remember thinking that santa doesn't wear glasses, but this one did.
My sister is sitting in the lap of an angel. Oh ,how appropriate, she was always daddy's little angel. (lol.) The other children in the photo are family friends that went along with us that day. The adults in the photo must be part of the cast at Santa's Village. The woman to the left is holding a "diploma" for graduating Santa School. If you look closely there is even a horse in the picture. What does a horse have to do with Christmas?
This Santa's Village, located in …

Reading Room

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Reading Room
Bates Hall - Boston Public Library Boston, Massachusetts

Post for Thursday Challenge. This is the second of a three week theme which is of our favorite photos. My previous favorite can be found here. For many more favorite photos click here.

Gate Shadow

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Gate Shadow
Oak Hill Cemetery
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Ancient Warriors

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This photo shows Isaac Shields, my great-great grandfather, in his Civil War regalia presumably with his fellow comrades for a reunion. Isaac is second from the left holding the battle flag.
I did a little research on Isaac and it turns out he was in the 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry. His unit saw action in the battle at Gettysburg where 51,000 soldiers lost their lives. He was also present at Appomattox Court House the site of the final battle and the signing of the surrender documents.
This photo must be a reunion as the men are formally dressed and adorned with their well earned medals. There were two notable reunions of both Union and Confederate forces at Gettysburg for the 50th and 75th anniversary of the battle. There were 1800 veterans that attended the 75th anniversary
Still I'm not sure if this photo is from either of those two reunions. Those trees in the background look much more "Maine like," than I think one would see in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
But still…

Dark Harbor

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Dark Harbor Marblehead Harbor Marblehead, Massachusetts



Posted for Thursday Challenge a weekly thematic photographic collaborative.
This week's challenge is open to our own favorite photos which will remain open for three weeks.
For many more collaborative favorites click here for Thursday Challenge.

Cemetery Shadows

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Cemetery Shadows
Old Burial Hill
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Old Burial Hill is the resting place of many of Plymouth Colony's original settlers including Major William Bradford, 2nd governor of the colony, who's grave is marked by the obelisk on the right.

Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Infusion Confusion

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Yes this week's Sepia Saturday prompt is a bit confusing isn't it? We see (bottom photo) a boy dressed as a cowboy complete with chaps, bandana and a 10 gallon hat. He seems to have lassoed who I assume is his father around the neck. Dad seems to be holding the family pet, a cairn terrier. Hope that little guy doesn't pull that lasso to hard or he will wring dear old dad's neck.

So confusing is this photo prompt, that it brought to mind some confusion caught in a photo (below) from in my own childhood. Here we see, myself, my father, and my baby sister. I'm holding a hockey stick yet there are no skates or even ice to be seen. I am straddling my faithful Flexible Flyer ™ steel runner sled. I see plenty of snow, but no hill to slide upon.
My father seems to be multi-tasking, a term unheard of in the early 1960's. Around his neck is camera, he is holding Flash, my grandparent's boxer, and trying to get my sister to focus on a photographer. Busy man he was.
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Minimal Bridge

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Minimal Bridge
MBTA Wonderland Station
Revere Beach, Massachusetts

Markey Pedestrian Bridge is a simple cable stayed suspension bridge designed similarly to its larger sister bridge, the Zakim - Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts. It carries foot traffic over busy Route 1A bringing subway riders directly from the MBTA Blue Line Wonderland Station to the sands of Revere Beach.

Posted for Thursday Challenge. This week's challenge is "minimal." For many more great photos under this theme click here for Thursday Challenge.