Saturday, April 19, 2008

Two if by sea.


Just yesterday marks the anniversary of a fateful day back on April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, climbed the steeple of this church, Old North Church, and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea and not by land. This event ignited the American Revolution.

7 comments:

Can said...

I'm so entranced by this picture and the significance of the event described. Thanks for sharing!

Tim said...

Nice picture. Good luck in the marathon tomorrow.

Janene said...

I really like it. Look at you become the Boston history buff! :o)

Can't wait to talk to you about the race.

Steven said...

so this picture is playing tricks on my eyes. Were you holding your camera upside down or something?? It looks like the bricks are getting closer at the top instead of at the bottom. Its kinda messing with my eyes.

BNic said...

Indeed the photo is displayed upside down which makes the church appear, as a reflection, right side up.

mmm.chocolate said...

Very cool perspective. How do you come up with these things?

Steven said...

ahh yes, as soon as i posted that comment i realized that you just turned the photo over. I still cant stop looking at it.