This is a rather lazy picture post: I’m basking in the glow of the publication of my book and rather drained from teaching AND I have some nice pictures of Salem on my camera roll so I thought I would just share them. Salem is really lovely after snowfalls: the architecture pops as the automobiles disappear. It’s rather brown out there now: these photographs were taken after a big snowstorm several weeks ago and a much smaller one a week ago. There are some truly dreadful structures that have risen in Salem over the past few years downtown and around, but if you stick to the neighborhoods you can avoid them for the most part. I observe a strict don’t look up (or over) rule as I walk to work past the Frankenstein-esque Hampton Inn, but once I make it home to the McIntire District I’m happy.
After the first big snowstorm:
The park, our house and garden, and a few other snowy structures on Super Bowl evening, and earlier in the day:
And here’s my hot-off-the-press book!
February 20th, 2022 at 10:09 am
Thanks for sharing. Lovely, peaceful.
February 20th, 2022 at 10:27 am
Congratulations on your book! I look forward to reading it. Love the photos. I miss New England snow and blue sky. Down here in the Mid-Atlantic, it’s more gray sky and wintry mix 🙂
February 20th, 2022 at 10:31 am
Wow…truly a winter wonderland! Without the cars, it must look like it did when our ancestors were there. Truly timeless.
February 20th, 2022 at 11:56 am
Beautiful photos of the snowy streets! Reminds me of Samuel Chamberlain’s photographs.
February 20th, 2022 at 1:33 pm
Donna, thanks for the lovely pics of Salem in the snow – what a beautiful place! And kudos on the publication of your recent book. Quite a feat!
February 20th, 2022 at 1:46 pm
Thank you for the photo of Botts court. I remember meeting you that day.
Congratulation for your book!
February 20th, 2022 at 5:02 pm
Yes, I should have taken a picture of you!
February 20th, 2022 at 1:57 pm
Donna, Congrats on your book; its a true accomplishment. Then many thanks for the gorgeous and calm photos of Salem in the snow. Where do all the cars go? The housing stock is truly special in Salem and also here in New England. I’m always so happy to get back to it from my visits to California.