back in time

stone gate

old barn door

old cider mill

with only a little over a week left of summer vacation
my college boy and I have been doing some day trips
exploring some of our favorite haunts here in Massachusetts
one such place is Longfellow’s Wayside Inn and surrounding grounds
this is one of my favorite places to wander
the structure pictured here is an old mill
it once provided The Inn guests with cider
the mill has sat untouched for years and as you can see
it is covered with graffiti
but apparently this is about to change
as the area Boy Scouts have taken on the project of restoring the mill
and will soon open it up to the public
on one hand, I’m excited about this but on the other, I kind of liked photographing
this structure in all it’s run down, paint covered glory
but you can bet that I’ll be one of the first in line, camera in hand,
when the restoration is complete!

26 thoughts on “back in time

  1. Such a lovely sight to photograph. If only walls could talk. I can just imagine folks leaning against the fence post chatting…..great images.

    1. A favorite place! Been visiting there since I was a kid. I also got married there…at the little Martha Mary Chapel. And yes, here we go again, it’s time to head back to school. My son is so ready though…he’s a senior this year. Summers always fly by don’t they?!

    1. Yes, this is part of the grounds surrounding the old Wayside Inn in Sudbury MA. The Inn was built by Henry Ford but named after Longfellow’s “The Tales of a Wayside Inn”. A beautiful area to explore, it includes an old grist mill, the cider mill, a little chapel and an old one room school house.

      1. I forgot to mention that there’s a wonderful pond and some trails to explore too…you would love it! LOTS of birds and other wildlife! If you ever plan to come to Massachusetts, let me know!

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