Thursday, August 07, 2008
house of the 7 gables
this past weekend we went to salem, massechusetts for a family get-away. wonderful time!! these pictures are of the house of the seven gables, made famous by nathaniel hawthorne's novel of the same name. nathaniel had a second-cousin who lived here at one point in time and he used to visit her when they were young. funny thing is, this house didn't have 7 gables at the time of his visits. he wrote about the house historically. we got to take a tour of the inside but we weren't allowed to take any pics. weird. low ceilings (for heatings sake), small rooms and a secret stairway to the chimney..very cool. next post will be pics of the lanscapes, the flowers and things outside the house.