Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past Y2-08

Visible evidence of history in this country is limited. We live in the earliest settled (by Europeans) area in the U.S., but most of the “old buildings” are not terribly old … at least not by the standards of other continents and cultures.

Most of the “old buildings” date to the 1700s. There’s a lot of stuff from the 1800s, a great deal of it from the 1880s into the early 1900s. You aren’t going to find medieval architecture in North America … not the real stuff. Imitations, yes. Real? No.

Bearing that in mind …


  1. 1880 is still a distant past. I appreciate your panoramic view of Boston Harbor and the Tea Party Wharf. You have assembled a series of images that give a feel of the old Boston. Extremely successful and yes, THE REAL stuff πŸ™‚ Thank you!

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      1. Agree about the Boston Wharf area. Triggers memories about Boston’s Market area in the pre Fanueil Hall days. The smell from the market was something else.

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    1. Beacon Hill is a great place to take pictures. Other than a few trees and the color of the bricks and cobblestones, there’s not a lot of color, so black & white is a natural. We briefly lived there, but it’s a better place to visit than live!

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