My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

There Is A Lot to Like About Lowell -- The Old Meets the New

"There is A Lot to Like About Lowell" is the city slogan.
(See tab on right side called "Lowell Series" for many more articles about Lowell.)

The Old Meets the New
Taken May 2014

The above three photos were taken across the road from the last photo, that of a renovated mill now used for housing.


Nancy said...

Beautiful buildings, beautiful photographs, Barbara. Why are there locks on the bars in the first photo?

Barbara Poole said...

Nancy, I wish I knew the reason behind the locks. Maybe I'll ask a Park Ranger. Thanks for your comment, and because you used beautiful twice, I was reminded of the city slogan. So I changed my title, because as I go one with this series, others will see it really is beautiful (not so the past).

John D. Tew said...

Stark but engaging photos Barb! Nicely done. You have a good eye for buildings.

On the locks . . . it might be a version of the bridge in Paris where lovers go to lock a padlock on the railings and then throw the key into the river to "seal their love."

Barbara Poole said...

You could be on to something John. Maybe when the mill closed, this is what the workers did. I will ask. But, I'm not sure about the love aspect.
Yes, I've heard about the bridge in Paris, recently as this summer.