At the corner of Sandy Pond and Westford Road, Ayer, Massachusetts
The first public school, Boston Latin School, was established in Boston in 1635. The first schoolhouse was wooden, which set a standard for centuries. As education spread across New England, so did the schools.
Then a few brickyards sprung up in the Boston area, and especially in Medford. By the 1800s, the New England Brick Company produced 15 million and 20 million bricks were made each year. More the affluent the area was, the more they wanted bricks, included schoolhouses. In the 1820s, the Industrial Revolution was in full force, which influenced the “common school” movement.
The below red brick single room schoolhouse was built in 1869 for the children of Groton. When Ayer broke apart from Groton, the school became part of the new community's school system and continued in that role until closed in 1906.
Scotty Dog is a hot dog stand in Beverly -- which offers great homemade relish. While I was in line, I saw a row of vintage cars across the street at Antique Car Restorations of Beverly. There are usually a couple of cars but this time there were six!
When ever I see vintage cars, I think of Uncle John.
These were taken at Antique Car Restorations of Beverly (Massachusetts).
An Ongoing Photo Essay About Our Environment
I was tired -- as most of you are too -- hearing the headlines about our environment:
The boundary between the human world and the natural world.
An exploration and discussion about how to draw the line.
The remnants of my Nikon D700 (below). The strap broke and it fell to the rocks. The lens completely shattered.
It is nine years old. It’s taken thousands of photos around the world. Across the US. So many miles on road trips. Five continents. Birthdays, holidays and one wedding. Shots of our nieces, dogs, my love, Britt and Jerrod and many others. So many great memories were captured by my Nikon.
It was my therapy when I was so very sick. (Read my blog about relearning photography after brain cancer.)
On June 6th I purchased a new friend, a Nikon D810 -- and a new strap. I started taking photos the next day after reading the manual. The D810 is noticeably lighter and streamlined. Some of the buttons have been moved around. I'm enjoying it so far.
* I will use the D700 as a back up.
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