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This is the view from the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA USA. Taken 5/9/10 (spring).

From Wikepedia:
Its history dates back as far as December 29, 1634, when a group of Ipswich town selectmen unanimously voted “That the Neck of Land wheareuppon the great Hill standeth, which is known by the name of the Castle Hill, lyeinge on the other side of this River towards the Sea, shall remayne unto the common use of the Towne forever.”

In June 1637, John Winthrop, Jr., the town’s founder and son of Governor John Winthrop, threatened to leave Ipswich, and Castle Hill was deeded to him as an enticement to stay. In 1644, he deeded Castle Hill to Samuel Symonds, Deputy Governor, who in turn deeded it to his son-in-law, Daniel Epps, in 1660. By 1745, it belonged to the Brown family. After John Burnham Brown died, the property was purchased by Richard Teller Crane, Jr., on January 10, 1910. Crane was the president of the Crane Co. of Chicago, which he inherited from his father, Richard Teller Crane, who founded the company in 1855.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998.

Nikon D300, PSE 7, Photomatix and finished in Picasa (1 raw image), handheld, 200 ISO, 70×300.
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  • Quinn000
    Quinn000over 4 years ago

    You do get around don’t u!! lol Lovely colors and image!

  • Can’t go anywhere without my camera!!!! :) Trying to show off our Majestic Massachusetts! LOL

    Thanks, Gina!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago

    Fantastic scene!

  • I believe that Witches of Eastwick with Jack Nicholson was filmed at this location.

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Thanks, John!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntover 4 years ago

    Lovely view, Monica! What a beautiful spot. Thank heavens for the foresight of the Massachusetts forefathers.

  • Thanks so much, Merrilyn!!! It is a beautiful spot!!! You get the Europe feel in Massachusetts USA! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Monica…. as always. It’s been some years since I visited the Crane Estate but I always loved Ipswich. When I was very little I used to call it Swichup.

  • Thanks so much, Judith!!! I love the North Shore!!! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    WOWIE! Great depth Monnie!

  • LOL, this is a great place…I think this is where they filmed the Witches of Eastwick! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • njordphoto
    njordphotoover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • LindaJBazor
    LindaJBazorover 4 years ago


  • Wow, thanks so very much!!!!! This is an honor!! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Poetlife
    Poetlifeover 4 years ago

    Brought bak memories, of a town in Sydney Australia,me & my mum first arrived in Australia to,and I was married from,(divorced my disability,& I was part of an amature theatre group too.)my brother also lived there.May they all RIP.Thought you may be it was(Is?) a beautiful rural area of bush?Was?).

  • Thanks for your comments and sorry for your losses. This is an awesome place!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 4 years ago

    another neat place Monica! take care, Linda

  • Thanks, Linda!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

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