Aug 10, 2009 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: The Washington–Longfellow Connection

Just outside Boston is one of the most famous structures of American History, the Longfellow House. It not only served as the private residence of the renowned American poet and educator, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but it was also the tactical residence of General George Washington during the initial stages of the Revolutionary War. It’s an amazing historical monument in Cambridge and definitely a stopping place for tourists.

Aug 3, 2009 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: High Ground

Looking down on inner Boston Harbor, this photo was taken from the top of the Bunker Hill Monument. Notice the USS Constitution approximately 45 degrees to the upper right of the photo’s center. The top of the monument offers a 360-degree view of the entire Boston area. Such a beautifully visual experience is well worth the 294-step climb to its zenith of 221 feet.

Jul 27, 2009 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Don't Fire Until You See the Whites of their Eyes!

“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!” It’s one of the most famous sayings originating from the American Revolutionary War. This famous order was delivered by Colonel William Prescott on June 17, 1775, to his colonial troops stationed just below the high ground of Bunker Hill on Breed’s Hill, which was located lower and closer to the water of Charleston Harbor so the attacking British troops could be engaged earlier.

Jul 20, 2009 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Old Ironsides

Her name conjures up famous wartime memories of the American Revolution. Known as “Old Ironsides,” the USS Constitution, was named after the Constitution of the United States by General George Washington. When in Boston, she’s a must-see for her historical significance.

Jul 13, 2009 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Interior of the Old North Church

This is the interior of the Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts. As we know from United States history, it was this structure that is intrinsic to the legend of Paul Revere on April 18, 1775, in which the signal lanterns were displayed, notifying fellow American freedom fighters of the British march to Lexington and Concord.

Jul 6, 2009 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: The Old North Church

{% blockquote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Revere’s Ride %} Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, “If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,— One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm.