Sunday, August 30, 2009

Legends of the Province House - Edward Randolph's Portrait

II. Edward Randolph's Portrait

These sketches recreate historical situations and attempt to weave in rumors of supernatural events, but fall short of actual stories somehow.

I like that Hawthorne reminds me that Boston is a city that was already rebuilt many times before his time. I smile to picture him in taverns cadging stories out of the few remaining men with memories of colonial times. I wonder what he would have made of the Prudential building and the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge.

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