Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Home Of Moby Dick!

"Call Me Ishmael" ~Herman Melville~
"Ignorance is the parent of fear."~Herman Melville~
Moby Dick, written by American author Herman Melville and first published in 1851, is widely considered to be a Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature."~google search~ 
When you grow up in an area, I guess one takes for granted the local history. Our good friends from Florida, Judy & John, are here to visit, after a sixteen hour car ride the day before, we decided to stay local and show them some of the sites where hubby and I grew up. 
Our day started out by driving down to the ocean in Westport and then off to Westport Point, to observe the fishing fleet and panoramic views. It was an absolutely gorgeous day, just the right temperature and a bit overcast, perfect for photographing. Then off to breakfast, followed by a trip to the New Bedford Historic Waterfront, visiting the Whaling Museum, Seamen's Bethel, and the New Bedford fishing fleet. The photos above are that of the Historic Waterfront, paved with cobblestone streets. My favorite street is called, Johnny Cake Hill and very picturesque. New Bedford is the inspiration for Mr. Melville's novel, Moby Dick. 
A visit to the home of my husband's parents and then off  to dinner at one of our favorite restaurant's. A great day for all, we were so proud to share our heritage of a hard working people that still to this day, make up one of the greatest fishing ports in the world. 
Off to Newport, Rhode Island today to seek out old and new adventures. Stay tuned and have a wonderful day!

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6 comments:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I love how you edited these photos, Rosemary. So much depth. And the colors are lovely. How fortunate you are to be able to enjoy these scenic areas. :)

Barb said...

Beautiful buildings and I love how you have processed the photos!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You really managed to bring out all the elements to your photos from the roughness of the brick to the heavy cloud cover. I can almost feel those cobblestone under my feet.

hootnonny said...

Awesome work, Rosemary. HDR? I don't remember reading all of Moby Dick but I did read Captain Ahab's wife. Is Ismael and Ahab the same? A call to my son's in order...he a reader/writer!

missing moments said...

Rosemary, I'm loving these shots! So colorful! HDR? I just bought Photomatix and hope to learn how to use!

Margaret said...

I'm in awe ... but tired. I HAVE to come back and look at your blog when I have more time. Do you use photoshop? How do you get this look, these wonderful finishes. I don't think you are layering here. I like this better than layering...

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