I've been so busy today with school work (and still need to prepare for an in-class essay on Whitman's "Song Of Myself" tomorrow) that I thought instead of a very long post, I'd share with you some more photographs from my trip to Marblehead this past October.
Marblehead is an old seafaring town, adjacent to Salem, and about a half-hour north of Boston
It's also absolutely gorgeous, as you'll soon see for yourself!
Like I mentioned in my earlier post, I came with a few friends for the weekend to partake in all the Salem festivities (I'm incredibly obsessed with Halloween, FYI), and stayed at a lovely B&B in Marblehead. Most of these pictures were taken during our walk around the town- and what a walk it was! It had always been a desire of mine to see a New England Autumn (in person), so we really couldn't have visited at a more perfect time.
Anyways, enough of my blabbering! Here are the photos:
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View from our bedroom at the inn
Had to throw this in. After seeing these in the living room, I was instantly won over!
Now that I'm leafing through my inn pictures, thought I'd throw this in too :p
And this mirror I absolutely fell in love with!
... and this!
Okay, back to our walk...
Locals displaying their mini sailboats at Redds Pond
My friends congregating at the Old Burial Hill Cemetary
(this cemetary had a beautiful view of Marblehead harbor,
but the sun glare prevented me from taking an adequate photo)
Loved the colors of this house
Cute spiderwebs and golden fish plaque
Loved this weathered old house
Nearing the center of town
There was a huge storm the day before we got there,
so the water from the harbor was literally pouring into the street.
Evidently, this is a common occurrence, since all the drivers were totally unfazed!
The air was permeated with the thick scent of salt water at the time...
I think it was at that moment when I truly fell in love with this town♥
Cute waterfront restaurant
Locals chatting in front of the tackle shop
The oldest antique shop in the state of Massachusetts.
I bought my very first "self-paid" antique there:
an old bronze barometer made in Boston
(I'll post a picture of it soon!)
Taking a break at Foodie's Feast (I had a hot cocoa and a pumpkin scone♥)
I presume you understand now why I adore this town so much!
I hope I'll be able to visit it again soon- it was such an experience.
There were times on that walk when I needed to physically stop, just to take it all in.
My friends would continue on but I remained behind, suspended in awe.
For although they certainly were enjoying themselves,
they couldn't even begin to fathom what a town like this meant to me.
It is everything I aspire to be a part of,
the epitome of the most beautiful thing the world could possibly offer me.
It is my dream, simply and passionately put.