My World Tuesday: Sturbridge Village, MA

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My sister and I took our kids to Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts $on Saturday. This is a wonderful outdoor history museum depicting life in a New England village in th 1830s, a time when this region was moving out of a purely agrarian lifestyle into a commercial one. At the same time some folks around here were scraping a living out of the earth, they were also sending missionaries to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) and starting to play a key role in international trade. With three young kids who are cold and curious and therefore moving quickly to see it all and stay warm, taking photos was a challenge. So was dealing with what I saw through my polarized eyeglasses! It was a great day.

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  1. Wow! Sandy, these are simply fantastic! The classroom(?) and the potter... well, those are postcards in the making. If you were having problems shooting, it sure doesn't show. Love these!

    And that little off-the-shoulder number looks goo-o-o-o-d on you girl! (rawr!)

    Off to see the slideshow now!

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  2. the angles on the first and the light on the last make me want to sit here and look .. you keep doing this to me and I wont get any work done!

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  3. You got some great ones! Love the angle of the first shot especially and the horses in the snow (I am jealous) and the potter exacting his science, and are those benches I see?????? Nice bunch of photos.

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  4. What terrific shots, Sandy! Love the different angles and your composition. What a delightful visit! Feel as though I've been there. Love that portrait! And what a great looking bunch! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  5. Rabbit, Rabbit

    These are all great shots. I always wanted a horse like that.

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  6. like the sepia photos, looks like the old days all right. I love historical museums...

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  7. Sure was a good Sat. for Living History museums LOL Have a great one..

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  8. Anonymous3:53 PM

    Great shots of what must have been a really fun day out. Have a great week.

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  9. Anonymous4:08 PM

    great shots, fab post.

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  10. Cute picture of you all. It looks like a good time was had by all. I always find potters facinating to watch. Well, any artist really is fun to watch them create.

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  11. I have never been there but sure hope to get there one day!

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  12. Lovely shots, and a wonderful views from the past.

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  13. What an interesting place Sandy. You got some great shots.

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  14. I really like that first photo! The perspective straight up and into the tree is fabulous.

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  15. Cool place and beautiful photos. I'm sure I know exactly what you mean about the cold, curious kids rushing through!

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  16. Sandy: What a neat place with really cool photos. Love the Draft Horses.

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  17. The display of early life in museum is wonderful.

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  18. Lovely images. Love the last picture a lot.

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  19. Wonderful, beautiful images. And it brought back memories. I was there once.. about 7 years ago. I remember feeding feral cats behind the mill. Somewhere I have photos. :)

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  20. What a charming place you went to. I was guessing this had something to do with England when I first read your title and as I scrolled down. This reminds me of my day out in Beamish, in the north of England. I was also hurrying to get inside to stay warm, but places of beauty and historical value like these will always make me endure obstacles. I truly enjoyed your photos!

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  21. fascinating! i love your photo of the potter and the last one--is that for weaving? i'm sure it was a great experience for your kids.

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  22. Great captures Sandy. I love the bare tree in the first picture and the sepsia shot of the horses as well as the last photo in sepia too.

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  23. Wow. Great place of history. Thanks for sharing Sandy.
    I enjoy the tour.
    Lovely shots.

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  24. Great pictures, love the horse sepia shot especially.

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  25. Looks like fun-and amazing pictures as always.

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  26. I love the room with the low ceiling.
    This sounds like a fun place to hang out with the kids too!

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  27. love the photos especially the ones of the church - I have just returned from a week in Boston...

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  28. Been years since I've been there - but I remember it being wonderful!

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  29. Looks like a lovely place to visit, certainly with kids.

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  30. All very nice and interesting images, Sandy. Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I remember going there on elementary school trips (a long time ago).

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  32. when I was little, my dad took us to a pottery where we were allowed to make our vase on the potter's wheel.

    Thanks for memories.

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  33. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Thanks for the virtual tour of this historic place ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  34. What a fun outing! Lovely photos.

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  35. Anonymous1:58 AM

    Great shots. I love the rustic look of the inside of the church. :)

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