Old Blackstone Valley architecture, 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. In Boston, you might also see a some buildings that were built in the 17th century and possibly, late 16th (but don’t take that to the bank). There may be a few other slightly older ones in Florida where the Spanish settled early, But that’s about as old as it gets, architecturally, for European architecture in North America.

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    1. This was one of the earliest settled areas in the U.S. I think our town was incorporated in 1635 or something like that. if they had built more things out of stone, we’d have more architecture, but everything is wood and it eventually rots. Much like my front door.

      There IS something about that bridge. The shape, i think, and the trees on either side of it.

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  1. In my book this is ancient Marilyn but also so new in my eyes. Painted lady lying on snow, lit church at Christmas – all beauties. I really appreciate seeing them all for my challenge. Thank you!


      1. And now the newest ones largely seem to have flammable Aluminium cladding and ‘insulation’ and stuck on with petroleum based products – we humans don’t actually get ever smarter it seems? 😦

        Why am i not seeing a bridge above??



        1. It was a flat bridge with a wooden bed and a badly rusted under carriage — iron, I think. It has been completely replaced. I just didn’t include the big ugly green top. It was not a lovely bridge.


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