Lowell, Mass.

Visiting the National Historical Park at Lowell, Massachusetts was a most unusual visit for me.   For the bulk of my museum career I have been in and around historic houses, large and small.  Everything from Jefferson’s Monticello and Jackson’s Hermitage to small log cabins or dugouts on the frontier.

As a photographer, I like to focus on landscapes rather than architecture (other than the aforementioned log cabins, etc).

Lowell was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, you see.  The scope and scale of the buildings there were much, much larger than any other historic site I’ve been to, and as the home of the Industrial Revolution, scenic landscapes were nowhere to be seen.

the mill

~ by Derrick Birdsall on July 22, 2010.

3 Responses to “Lowell, Mass.”

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  2. I like what the lens does to the building perspective here. Interesting photograph.


  3. Thank you David – went wide with this one, 11×16…


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