My buddy Larry and I took a ballpark tour of Fenway Park on 10/14/17. It was on my bucket list to see Fenway for the first time and I am so glad we went on the tour. There is so much history in this stadium and the sight lines are incredible. Our tour guide was outstanding and presented us with a lot of history and stories about Fenway. I would highly recommend that you take the tour of Fenway if you have not been there before. It is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball but it has a tremendous amount of character and charm. I want to go back there to photograph and watch a baseball game in the future. It was really cool to see The Green Monster in person.
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It was very relaxing and fun walking around the 38 acres of woods, rolling hills, and lakefront of Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in Massachusetts.
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I was walking in the woods at Rolling Ridge Conference Center in North Andover, MA, and spotted this fallen Maple leaf that had lodged itself between some tree branches. The sun was low on the horizon and highlighting the leaf on this warm Autumn mid-October afternoon a few weeks ago.
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I noticed the changing of the leaves on some of the trees at Rolling Ridge Conference Center in North Andover, MA. The photograph was taken on 10/12/17, and was the beginning of the color changes on some of the trees. I was glad it was sunny this day as it highlighted the leaves and background. It was breezing that day so I had to use a higher shutter speed and be patient as the wind died down.
The conference center is a wonderful place to visit as the property has a lot of charm and character to it. It has hiking trails and is on the the shores of scenic Lake Cochichewick. The conference center has canoes and kayaks for the guest to use on the lake. The buildings, fountains, forests, and open meadows have a timeless feel to them and I really enjoyed photographing on sight. I would like to see this place during all the different seasons.
1920's Gregorian Manor of Ethan Allen, Andrew Hepworth, Ethan Allen, Fletcher Steele, Lake Cochichewick, Massachusetts, New England, North Andover, Rolling Ridge, The Fountain, United Methodist Church
The weather was comfortable while I was taking pictures on the grounds of Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center. I could have spent many more hour taking pictures but was limited by the setting sun. The grounds are so peaceful and relaxing and the staff very friendly.
I was visiting a longtime buddy of mine, Larry Jay, who is the Executive Director at Rolling Ridge. I am very impressed by the operations and staff at Rolling Ridge and would enjoy visiting the conference center again in the future. I also must mention the meals served in the beautiful Lakeside Gallery Dining Room are outstanding! Thank you very much to the food service team!
Walk thru Rolling Ridge Retreat Conference center as you look at these pictures. The picture sequence shows you how it would be like as you enter the grounds.
It was an experience to enjoy this mansion estate property. It is a nice escape to go and focus on God’s creation and beauty.
I especially liked the arches with the blue ceiling which reminded me of the blue sky. The architecture design is different than what I see in California. The vast greenery is very peaceful. It was a nice escape for me to get away from the concrete jungle of San Francisco.
These grounds are ideal to retreat away temporary from the world to focus on our relationship with God.
Last week, I visited my good buddy who works at Rolling Ridge Conference Center in North Andover, Massachusetts. This was my first visit to this area. I wanted to travel here to see Fall Foliage. The leaves were starting to turn. So perhaps now they are much brighter in color compared to when I took this photo.
I did love the architecture of this building. The cobblestone courtyard was also very interesting. In the center, there is a fountain. In California, cobblestones courtyards are not common. Perhaps this is why I enjoyed looking at the texture of this courtyard. It was nice to be in this expansive area compared to the compact surroundings of a city.
I will be sharing more of the scenic Rolling Ridge Conference Center grounds which are beautiful and serene. It was nice to take a break from the Bay Area and be in quiet surroundings to relax.