Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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You can take a 20 minute boat ride from the Shipyard in Quincy Point and arrive in another world just outside Quincy Bay. The house pictured here is located on Lovells Island and is part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park. This "oil house" was built in 1903, and was used to supply fuel to the lighthouse station that was located on the island but deactivated in 1939 and no longer standing. I like the shell mound and lobster trap in the foreground.

7 comments:

Blognote said...

A great photo with these contrasting colours!!
What a pity that that little house is not restored...

Hilda said...

It's amazing that it's still standing up.

"Shell mound" — thank you. I thought it was too course to be sand and didn't have the word for it, until now.

Kate said...

I was so taken by the image of the house that I missed the lobster trap. This would make a wonderful postcard or prompt for some creative writing!

marley said...

It is an old house! All the different things in the photo make it very interesting :)

lv2scpbk said...

A fixer upper for sure. Love the red.

The Lone Beader said...

I've been to that island before... I don't remember this!

Professor said...

Love all the contrasting colors- how vibrant!