Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

September 2, 2014

Salem Waterfront

I just love all the unique buildings!



And whimsical art


We headed away from the shopping part and over towards the wharf.



Customs House.


Derby Wharf

This is the Friendship of Salem.  It's free to go on board.


 That huge tiller must've been hard to handle in high seas!


Derby Wharf Light Station.

Moriah loving life!


17 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed viewing your great photos of all the wonderful buildings with their amazing detailing and architecture but must say that the first 3 pictures just blew me away with their vibrant array of color. What a lovely way to start my day. :)

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    1. Thank you! And there's still sooooo much more to shoot pics of up there! Salem has mastered keeping the historical charm of the 1600s while mixing in whimsical art.

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  2. Love the architecture, the stern colonial style of those first buildings. But my faves here are of the wharf and the tall ships. The sea just calls to me. . .

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    1. I've always said that I could never live in a landlocked state. I need the ocean. Puget Sound wasn't even a good enough substitute for the coast.

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  3. Interesting town, would love to visit one day. That is a giant tiller. I guess they needed more than one person in heavy weather. Lovely buildings.

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    1. If you haven't been to New England, you should definitely check it out.

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    2. We were in Plymouth many years ago, visited the Mayflower and the Mayflower restaurant right on the quay. We had a trailer and camped nearby.

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    3. Oh so you saw the infamous 'pebble'...I mean, Plymouth Rock? lol

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    4. Yup I surely did - was I disappointed? I had previously thought it was a headland not a lump of rock. Not even a very big lump of rock as you implied with pebble.

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  4. WOW the architecture is amazing and I am a sucker for those beautiful flowers! ♥

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    1. I can't get enough of shooting architecture pictures!

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  5. I'm so glad you posted pictures of the ship. When I saw it in the first one, I hadn't scrolled down yet and was trying to see it better, then, voila! You had them. Just an amazing place to visit.

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    1. And I didn't even post all my pics from this trip. There's one more blog post for tomorrow, but I had to really narrow down the photos I used. Everything's on Facebook in their entirety.

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  6. Salem looks lovely - shame it's forever remembered for the Salem Witch Trials. Love the lady figures :) xx

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    1. Yes, but they have built a whole tourist industry out of it so....go Salem! lol

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  7. You live in such a clean, well-kept, gorgeous corner of the world, JoJo. It gives off a sense of pride and humility.

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    1. Well yeah....some of the areas are well-kept, but driving to them shows a different side of the towns. There's trash and graffiti, run down neighbourhoods, etc. Then you get to the historic core and it's a whole other world.

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