Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mass Vaca Part 2

Friendship of Salem, a reproduction of the 1797 merchant ship, sits in Derby Wharf, Salem, MA.

"Old Derby Wharf, Salem"
by Philip Little - Peabody Essex Museum

"Reds" in Salem. One of the best restaurants around and so cheap!
The building used to be the London Coffee House in the 1700's.

Deborah Butterfield sculpture in the Peabody Essex Museum.

"After the Storm" by Frank Benson at the PEM.
This painting really caught my eye.

"After Renoir" by Devorah Sperber.
This piece of art was made up of hundreds of spools of thread.
When viewed through the glass sphere you could see the Renoir painting!

A Salem kitty. Perhaps a witch's familiar?

Loved all the witchy shops.

Next day we went whale watching with Capt. John Boats out of Plymouth, MA.
We sailed past the Duxbury "Bug Light".

Around The Gurnet.

When we reached the Stellwagen Bank we started seeing whales.

And an amazing tall ship I would have loved to be on!

The humpbacks came so close to the boats.

I was so excited, I was afraid I was going to drop my camera.
The researcher on board said we had 20 - 25 whales in the vicinity!
Check out her blog to see more amazing pictures.

A baby whale waves good bye.

Back in Plymouth we checked out the Mayflower II.

And the old cemetery.
Old Burial Hill - more pictures on my other blog - click here.


Faerie Moon Creations said...

What amazing photos! Can't believe you got to see a whale so close to the boat. You got to enjoy a little more of Salem than we did. We went during October (there was a citywide celebration going on) and it took HOURS to get into town. Thanks for sharing these with us. Theresa

Kat_RN said...

Wow! The photo with the tall ship and the wale is amazing, so are the others. I haven't been to Salem yet, but I am looking forward to it.

jane augenstein said...

Oh, great photos, loved them all! Beautiful kitty!

Nancy said...

You really have some gorgeous pictures in the mix there. Have you considered selling them?

Judy said...

New England is the best...filled with so much history. I am partial because that is where I am from originally. Gorgeous pictures!

DeLaRenaissance said...

What fantastic images Jen! Gosh...to be around the whales! I love your image of the ship and whales!!!!!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Awesome ! Love Butterfield's work especially.

Jessie McCandless said...

Wow, how amazing!!! What great history! I need to make a plan to travel there someday. Your photography is beautiful :)

Leah's Art Magic said...

Oh Jen! Fantastic photos! We plan to go to Mass. next year, we have family there. Can't wait. :)