The copper topped Fairhaven High School in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. This school was the last public building built and donated by Henry Huttleston Rogers.
I attempted to photograph this ship once before, over the winter when it was dry docked in town, but was turned away. It’s not the original Mayflower (which would be almost 400 years old now) but it’s a very accurate reproduction. It also lives a few hundred yards from Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The photo is actually a composite of three vertical wide angle shots put together using Autostitch.
Prince Henry the navigator statue at Popes Park, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Sundown at Fort Phoenix, Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
Some sort of tether(?) ring at Fort Taber, an old military fort in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I am not sure of their use, but they are about 8-10″ round and solid. The weight of them being bumped against the stone they are attached to has worn away at it, leaving a ring-shaped channel that looks as though it were chiseled out of the stone. I don’t know as much about this fort as I probably should, and judging by the amount of vandalism in some spots, neither do a lot of other people.
A visitor reading the inscriptions on the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts. The memorial is made up of six glass towers, each five stories tall, with a walkway that allows visitors to walk through each tower and look up through the four glass walls. On each of the glass walls are inscribed the numbers from 0000000 through 6000000 in order, split up over the six towers. There are also various writings, poems, and memos that were written during, or about the holocaust.
Inspired by Moby Dick, which was written and based in this city. The photos are all from the downtown are, where the history of whaling still lingers today. The statue of the whale’s tail is located at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, which is part of the Whaling National Historical Park. The statues of the harpooneer and smith are located in the center of the park at a federal building. The Seamen’s Bethel was the church of the whalers, and later went on to become the church of the fishermen and sailors. This was the church that Melville wrote about in Moby Dick, and it is still used to date.
Facade of the old Orpheum Theater in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
There is currently a movement to salvage and restore this historical theater, which was built in the early 1910’s and closed almost 40 years ago. There was an open house and walking tour of the inside of the theater last Sunday, but I missed it due to being out of town for the weekend. Judging by some of the photos I have seen from the event, I probably could have spent hours there myself.
Maybe next time…