Friday, October 23, 2009

Beverly, Mass. - Part II

It's nice to look at these old Beverly photos again. I forgot that I had so many of them tucked away! As a kid, one of my favorite places to go was Lynch Park. There were two beaches, one sandy one which was nice for swimming, and the other rocky one was great for catching crabs. The best thing was the garden, surrounded by a brick wall and guarded by twin lion statues. Dawson Hall burned down before the days that I would take my daughter there.

The view at Hospital Point made it a nice place to go parking. I did a watercolor of the view in daylight when I was in junior high . . . my first and last attempt at both watercolor and plein air painting!

This next item was tough to locate but once I started looking at the post cards I had to find it. It's something that I have been saving since high school. I almost "decoupaged" it to a pine board back then. . . glad I didn't. The Whitman building was right across the street from the house on Cabot Street.


Here are my mother and I in the front yard with the brick Whitman building in the background. The back of the photo is dated Aug. 1955. If you followed the road to the left you would come to the Salem-Beverly Bridge.


I have met a number of people from Beverly in my shop over the years. It seems that this area of New Hampshire attracts folks from the North Shore!

9 comments:

postcardparadise said...

I particularly like that first card...and the picture of you with your Ma. Sign in the background is amusing as well.

Snap said...

Lovely post. The cards are great. So many nice memories for you! Happy PFF!

Marie Reed said...

It's so much fun to meet your blog! My parents live in Manchester, NH! The moved there about ten years ago. I'm just head over heels when it comes to the Granite State. I'm so delighted that you joined PFF!

AnitaNH said...

How nice to discover "Postcard Friendship Friday" on Marie's blog at http://www.cpaphilblog.com/ just when I put up these old Beverly postcards. I have to credit Dave at http://oldpaperart.blogspot.com/ for the heads up!

MrCachet said...

GREAT images! And I think you look (even then) like you.

Mikel O'Brien said...

What a wonderful way to share your history with us! The images are really stunning! Thanks! :-)

Sheila said...

A wonderful way of bringing back memories!

Margo said...

I am so glad you didn't decoupage that beautiful card. I'm so glad you found it. Thanks for sharing all of these!

Postcardy said...

I like the birdseye view. Reminds me of Google maps. I wonder how many of those buildings are still there.