Boston’s Castle — look around!

Guest Post by Christopher O’Keefe … … Why is there a stone castle, complete with a tower and moat, in the heart of a modern US city? Were these high walls the home of royalty or noblemen? In a sense, yes….and no. In the late 1800s, the nobles of Boston, the wealthy […]

via Boston’s Castle — look around!

This is my guest post on my friend Monica’s blog. Monica just published her first e-book of Haiku. You can read it about it and see a link to sample pages here:

14 thoughts on “Boston’s Castle — look around!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Yes, I’ve thought of the parallels. The fears we have today are not that different from back then. I thought of commenting in my post but really don’t want to make it a forum for that. Cheers!

  1. reocochran

    This is wonderful, Chris! I like that you chose to feature this in black and white, too. It is amazing how I have been through and into Boston over a half dozen times.
    My great grandfather from Sweden was a stone mason and so, I feel compelled to look up stone structures and try to visit them. 🙂 His work on a “castle” in Gloucester and stone walls along the ocean highway north and south of Rockport really have withstood the test of time. My cousin, Edward Tuck, went out during the “perfect storm” and filmed a few of the stone pieces (gazebo, e.g.) standing on wharves and stone breakwalls. He sold his footage and “documentary” to National Geographic, I believe.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Wow, your cousin sounds daring. Was the castle in Glouster the famous Hammond Castle? I’ve never been there but have heard of it.
      I’m not sure many people know the history of this building. I heard someone tell the story and then verified its authenticity.

      1. Miss Gentileschi

        That´s sometimes the case with wonderful buildings, isn´t it? I wonder why that is…. Anyway, you catched it wonderfully! (silently raising my Starbucks cup in salute) 🙂 Cheers!

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