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.


Anonymous 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.