Yesterday morning’s exquisite sunrise from Pirate’s Lane.
F/V Freemantle Doctor Heading Out
The sun’s light at daybreak coming up over the harbor after the snowstorm lent a golden glow to all. I find our neighborhood–the people, the architecture, the boats, the sweet little robins–to be a never ending source of inspiration. See panoramic view of Smith’s Cove sunrise, posted yesterday.
Pirate’s Lane Robin
Do eat too much chocolate!
Gloucester City Hall and Harbor Foggy October Morning
Cat Ryan submits-
Sunday! 1:30, 2:30 (space limited) Cape Ann Museum guided tour
Sunday! 1:30 Cape Ann Cinema showing The Monuments Men film
Sunday! 3pm City Hall special panel
Look for the wonderful series of articles and excellent coverage by Gail McCarthy and others in the Gloucester Daily Times!
Contact Judith Hoglander email@example.com
visit www.walkerhancockweekend.com (designed by Rob Newton)
FIRST PRIZE September 2014: Artist Brian Fay won the 2014 UK’s Derwent Art Prize just this month for this pencil drawing, Looted Salt Mine 1945 Manet in the Winter Garden. You can find his work as part of Pierogi’s famous online flatfiles. http://www.brianfayartist.com/
When I walk out our front door at sunset this is what I see ~
Gloucester City Hall Sunset from Plum Street
To see the beginnings my new website, click here- Sharon Lowe Photography. Thanks! ~Sharon
Gloucester City Hall, circa1875 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin
I made this print of City Hall from one of my oldest negatives. It was shot from a high vantage point on Middle Street. Dale Avenue is in the lower left, and Pleasant Street is on the right. The Civil War Statue, erected in 1879, now in the front center, is not yet there. Boston architects Gridley J.F. Bryant and Louis P. Rogers designed the building, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. One thing I learned while writing this is the four towers on City Hall’s corners are ventilation shafts. Questions for Cape Ann Museum’s Photo Archivist Fred Buck: Can you add to this (shooting location, surrounding buildings, etc.), and do you have anything older?
Printed from the original 5×7 inch glass negative in my darkroom. Image #9157-251 Note: The black objects in the sky are missing parts of the negative.
The Infamous Fred Buck Replies-
well, sure. yours is probably a copy neg (5×7 is way too big) of one of several stereograph images of city hall (each side albumen plate 3×4 and joined on a piece of clear glass to print the stereo card) taken by erastus g. rollins about 1872 from the tower of the unitarian church on middle st. to the left of the building is franklin square. on the right is the nice circular drive fronting warren st. cape ann museum has rollins’s original glass negs of these views in their archive (without homie poop all over them) as well as the stereo cards printed by rollins and succeeding owners of the plates. we also have bryant and rogers’ original plans of the building. c’mon down!
fred buck, photoarchivist, cape ann museum.
p.s. don’t think alice m. curtis was taking photos in the 1870s.
click the pic for the larger version
Maggie Rosa has extended an invitation for me to go up to the top of the Tower to take some photographs. Now I just gotta carve out some time. How cool is that gonna be? Sweet!
If you look at the top you can see the workers way up there. I’d be scared shitless.
The copper looks really nice all spiffed up. It’ll be beautiful once the screens come down -a newly restored sense of hope.