Sunday, September 21, 2008

Chandler's Pond

Hard to imagine that this bucolic scene lies within the city limits of Boston very close to the border of Brighton & Newton. Chandler's Pond is a man made body of water excavated in 1855 for ice cutting in the time before refrigeration. The houses seen in the background date from the mid 1920's. www.bahistory.org/HistoryChandlers.html

2 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Who would have thought, among those old ice cutters, their pond would harbor some high priced real estate. What a photo and an inspiration to all who come see it. It will make others pause and reflect on what is similar where they live.

Susie of Arabia said...

What a beautiful place. The history of the pond is really interesting too. Hard to believe it's man-made.