Tag Archives: history

Power of the Past

The other day, I showed an old working engine. Here are some other images that I made at a local show that was aptly named “The Power of the Past”.

Doors of Old Sturbridge Village – Part 2

The second half of the door images from Old Sturbridge Village in Central Massachusetts. It is a beautiful place to visit in any season.

Doors of Old Sturbridge Village – Part 1

Last weekend we went out to Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum set in the 1830s. I made a series of images of doors there and thought I would show them today because there is a tradition of showing doors on Thursdays.

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Old North Church in Sihlouette

Old North Church
One of the most famed and historic churches in U.S. history. The number of lights hung in the tower signaled the militia as to whether enemy troops were approaching by land or sea.

One (light) if by land,
Two if by sea.

Bragging rights to the first person who can say the number of lanterns hung as a signal.

The Old Massachusetts State House

Old Massachusetts State House
When I go to Boston for early morning shoots, I drive down in the dark and about a block from where I park…BAM…I see this building all lit up and it just about blinds me. But, I love it. It is surrounded by streets and tall buildings. This shot was made standing in the middle of the street, which you can do at 5:00 AM on a Sunday.

Downtown Boston

These are a collection of odd shots of things you might see if you walked around the Downtown Crossing area of Boston and headed along Washington Street towards Faneuil Hall. Boston t-shirts and costumed tour guides are a part of the everyday scenery here.

Delaware and Raritan Canal Trail

Here is a fun gallery from our vacation. The Delaware and Raritan Canal used to by a major artery for commerce, back when goods were shipped by canal. Now it is a recreation area. People kayak and canoe in the canal and others walk, run and bike the trail along side the canal. We were staying in Princeton, NJ and were able to go off cycling on two different days. The first day, we got caught in a downpour, which made the trail a bit muddy. Not much you can do but pedal to shelter. The shirt never got clean.

The Historic Erie Canal

As I’ve been mentioning cycling the route of the Erie Canal, a few people have told me they are unfamiliar with the canal. Completed in 1825, the Erie Canal stretched 363 miles (584 km) from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY. It allowed goods and materials to be inexpensively transported by water from the Midwest to the Port of New York for trade and export. This helped a growing country to expand economically and geographically. It made New York City the chief port and economic center of the US. Several cities sprang up along the route to service the needs of those traveling the canal. Eventually, much of the materials previously brought by canal barges began to be transported by rail. In 1918, the historic canal was replaced with a more modern waterway.