This article probably explains the project better than I can, so you can click on this link to learn more: We_Are_Salem by North of Boston Magazine.
In any case I chose "my" date several months ago, and was excited when the day finally arrive -- Sunday April 27, 2014. I decided to post a mix of pretty spring photos, and things that point to what a unique place Salem is -- such as the use of a very old-school silhouette of a "witch" on many City-owned entities -- just so you could get a flavor of what it is like to like in Salem, Massachusetts and have those kinds of things woven into the fabric of our daily lives.
I hope you enjoy my perspective of a "normal" spring day in Salem:
|Our public library is in an old mansion on Essex St. It has beautiful gardens as well as great books.|
|The House of the Seven Gables also has beautiful gardens.|
|View of the Andrew Safford House, with the Ward house in the background, as seen from the roof of the|
Hawthorne Hotel -- both of these properties belong to the Peabody Essex Museum.
|The trellis entry to the Ropes Mansion Garden, 318 Essex St., Salem|
|View of Salem Common at the first edge of Spring, 2014, taken from the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel|
|The flag on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel|
|We love our pets here in Salem, MA. This is one of mine, and Dewey is his name.|
|Our antique homes here in Salem are greatly prized. This is one of four working fireplaces in my home, built before the turn of the century. That would be before 1800.|
|The Peirce-Nichols House on Federal St. in Salem. Owned by PEM, very rarely open for tours of the ground floor.|
|Spring is popping up all around us (finally!) This is a home in the Federal St. neighborhood district.|
|Our high school's mascot is the Witch.|
|So is our municipal golf course.|
|Our parks have jolly names like Gallows Hill Park.|
|Our police sport patches with the Witch City logo as well.|
|Our fire department has a touching memorial to the first responders in New York City who died dealing with the 9/11 tragedy.|
|Salem Willows Park is located at the water's edge. Just go past the Hawthorne Hotel down Essex St. and keep going until you get to the park.|