Revere, It’s always a beach day

One of the rolls developed during my last dark room session, was shot in Boston, April 2o12. I was on my way to New Hampshire to visit a friend when I decided to stop at Revere Beach and take a walk. It was a brisk, sunny April day, in true Boston fashion, a perfect day for sunning, sitting on the beach.

 

Shirley Avenue bath house was built in 1935.

Shirley Avenue bath house was built in 1935.

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Jim, a Revere native, has been coming to the beach his whole life.

Jim, a Revere native, has been coming to the beach his whole life.

In 1895 the Massachusetts legislature ordered the taking of nearly three miles of private seacoast land on what is now Revere Beach Reservation.  Revere Beach has a glorious history. For almost one hundred years generations of New Englanders flocked to this coastal resort area. Today, except for the world famous Kelley’s Roast Beef and a few pizza places, everything else has been removed from the boulevard. This chapter in Revere Beach’s history has come to an end. We enter the next century just as we had the last, reminded of Charles Eliot’s observation that “We must not conceal from visitors, the long sweep of the open beach which is the finest thing about the reservation.” To learn more visit: http://reverebeach.com/history/

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About Jo Ann Santangelo

Austin based freelance multimedia documentary photographer and storyteller.
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