This post is a little late as are most of my posts lately. Still, I wanted to share some of my favorite Summer memories with you.
In July, my sister and I went to Boston to see the Hermione, the exact replica of the frigate that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1780. This fantastic ship took 28 million dollars and 17 years to build.
Not only was the ship impressive but the crew and officers were looking mighty fine in their period attire.
I wished we had arrived a bit earlier for the event to see the ship under sail. The Mayor of Boston officially greeted our guests to our city and the bells were pealing at the Old North Church .
I felt sorry for everyone who wore wool on a hot Summer day. I was glad we did not stand in line for 4 hours to tour the ship. We did not need to get that up close and personal. Besides, I have a trusty zoom lens.
I enjoyed looking at all the period clothing. I love military jackets even in modern day dress.
The ship was spectacular and to think it took over 17 years for the French to build it. We actually met a man from the area of France where the ship was built. He saw the progress over the years.
I wish I had done more adjustments for the bright exposure of the afternoon sun. My photos are washed out. This ship was colorful.
My sister took the opportunity to put on her artist's hat and sketch the beauty before her.
Unfortunately, the ship was only in port for a short time.
I asked my sister to pose for a photo with her sketch.
My sister had some friends who were part of the Boston ceremonies and their son Adam is portraying Marquis de Lafayette. You can see him in the background.
This is Adam Hodges Leclaire. Adam learned how to sew his own period attire and climb masts as part of his preparation for the role. What an opportunity to sale from France to the Eastern Seaboard on this fantastic ship! You can read more about Adam here.
Personally, I think his attire was the most spectacular.
And here is the Marquis de Lafayette with George Washington? Possibly.
Standing outside the Rowe's Wharf Hotel, we admired the beauty of the L'Hermione. I am so glad we were available to visit Boston that weekend. It is a wonderful memory of Summer 2015.