Light summer fare:
Swampscott, MA is 12 miles north of Boston on the Nahant Bay, which I believe is part of the larger Massachusetts Bay. Swampscott was originally settled in the 1600s as a fishing village. The lobster pot (lobster trap) was invented in Swampscott. In the 1800s, Swampscott became a wealthy summer resort. Nowadays, it is primarily a residential area with commuter rail connection to Boston. It lies between Lynn & Marblehead on Boston's North Shore.
Lynn thread I did a while back, if interested: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...highlight=Lynn
And Marblehead thread: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ght=marblehead
Welcome to Swampscott:
Notice that Swampscott is an Olmsted community.
Swampscott train station. Swampscott is served by commuter rail & local bus.
Businesses near train station:
The closest thing Swampscott has to a downtown:
Beginning of boulevard that goes into the neighborhood designed by Frederick Law Olmsted:
Looking back towards the shore & distant view of Boston:
Looking towards the Olmsted district from the boulevard. The district has many shingle-style & Queen Anne style houses among others. On curvy, hilly, leafy streets that are joined by the boulevard, circles, little parks, etc.
In the Olmsted district, the Elihu Thomson house now serving as Town Hall. Mr. Thomson was co-founder of General Electric with Thomas Edison.
Holy Name Episcopal Church in the Olmsted district.
Now on to the waterfront area:
Facing shore - notice T bus stop:
Looking back towards Lynn Shoreway apartment buildings:
Boston in distance:
Backs to shore:
I have shown pictures of this place before:
Swampscott Whole Foods:
On the way back to the city, let's stop in Revere Beach for a minute:
Best place for roast beef sandwich. Get a sandwich & walk across the street to the pavilion on the beach.
View of Revere Beach from pavilion near Kelly's Roast Beef:
Colorful garden in sideyard of beachfront apartment building.
Condos facing the beach:
Back of house backing to Revere Beach
For the skyline & grit crowd - view of Boston from East Boston industrial area
Back home with my little snugglers: