Escarpment Gallery

My niece and I took the ferry out to George’s Island to explore Fort Warren. Our tour guide was a young and seemingly adventurous man who led us to places I’d not been on previous tours. Before leaving us, he pointed to a set of stairs tucked into a corner of the fort. He said that if we went up the stairs and climbed through the window, we’d find the escarpment galley. We did as he suggested. Getting in the window was no easy feat. We were rewarded with this view. The escarpment gallery is inside the outer wall of the fort and allows defenders to shoot those attacking from the outside. The shafts of light were made by holes used to fire from.

I will not be posting the rest of the weekend. I have a special project I hope to be able to share with you soon.

Power

Sources of power – one sustainable and one not. This image was two years in the making. I started to notice the juxtaposition of the wind turbine and smoke stacks as I would make the drive south into Boston. I found a parking garage that would give me the right vantage point and finally picked a night to go down to make this image.

USS Consitution by Night

I made this image of the USS Constitution from a vantage point along the Harborwalk in Charleston. With the security and equipment on the side where you enter to visit the ship, it’s difficult to get a good photo. I have better luck on this side.

I’d prefer if they didn’t have that one light near the bow of the ship. There were two. I positioned myself so a piling was between me and it.

There seemed to be a lot of activity on the Constitution. I believe they had a scouting troop or similar group of young people camping out overnight on her. Can you imagine?

Mike’s Pastry

If you visit Boston, you’ll see people walking aruond with boxes from Mike’s pastry. This is the original store in the North End. Even at 8:30 on a Saturday night, there is a line to get in. Once you’re in, there is another line. They have excellent Italian pastry.

If you go two blocks over, Bova’s Bakery also has excellent Italian pastry and I’ve seldom had to wait. They are also open 24/7 in case you get that 2:00 AM craving for cannoli.