Lovely N.B. whaling district

Seaman's Bethel Chapel, most famous building in New Bedford, harking to Moby-Dick. First picture below is view of Whaling Museum's Bourne Building from the chapel lawn. (Photos by David Brussat)

Seaman’s Bethel Chapel, most famous building in New Bedford, harking to Moby-Dick. First picture below is Whaling Museum’s Bourne Building from the chapel lawn. (Photos by David Brussat)

New Bedford’s Whaling National Historical Park, the preserved area of downtown that reflects the city’s famous industry, long gone and, some will say, thankfully so, is lovely nevertheless. Billy and I walked around a bit, visited the Whaling Museum (see next post), and the drove a winding route back to I-195. The following collection of shots is hardly an exhaustive portrait of the historic district but I hope you will enjoy the flavor.

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About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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4 Responses to Lovely N.B. whaling district

  1. Cliff says:

    Beautiful area. Where are the people?

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  2. Just stunning photos….I’ve always been intrigued by the salmon-colored brick.

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