Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The latest in an ongoing series of photo galleries featuring the open spaces of Lynnfield.
There might not be any snow to speak of these days, but some great lighting conditions and warm temperatures brought me (and my dog) out to Bow Ridge one recent day for this latest gallery of outdoor images from Lynnfield.
Monday, November 28, 2011
A warm fall provides some photo ops in Lynnfield.
Earlier this month, I shot this outdoor photo gallery in Lynnfield's Bow Ridge Reservation - having initially set out to do this story about local history based on a hike there with two town residents.
A short day hike can cover centuries.
In early November, I had the opportunity to take a hike in the Bow Ridge Reservation area with Lynnfield residents Ruth McMahon and Carol Bartlett. The two shared many stories of life over the years on Ledge Road and the open spaces that comprise Bow Ridge, the Lynn Woods, and other areas. One relic of this area's history is visible from the main path heading into the Bow Ridge Reservation. In a photo gallery/column that ran earlier this summer, I speculated that the ruined stone structure with a large chimney was something from the former Kallenberg Quarry. Not true. Instead, McMahon explained that the structure is the former hunting cabin of a Dr. Keenan from Lynn, which burned down decades ago. McMahon's great-grandfather, Arthur …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Part of an ongoing photo series of Lynnfield's open spaces.
Earlier this summer, I ran a photo gallery showing various remnants of the Kallenberg Quarry, which harvested Lynnfield granite for over a century starting in the early 1800s. That gallery showed the remnants of a brick structure with a chimney built into it. However, it turns out that this is not the only remnant of a structure out in the middle of Bow Ridge Reservation. This gallery includes two shots of what appears to be a foundation made of medium-sized stones. The structure would appear at first glance to be older than the one shown in the previous Kallenberg Quarry gallery. There was also what appeared to be a completely rusted tool in the area. One possibility is that this building was used for something basic, like storage or …