Wordless Wednesday: Hammond Castle

Recently I discovered Wordless Wednesdays through the blog, 5 Minutes for Mom. Basically, on Wednesdays all around the Internet, bloggers post their favorite photos, ideally without any words to accompany them, but often with just 1-2 sentences of context. I’m not a photo-blogger. I’m more of a word girl, so I thought Wordless Wednesday would be fun. 

The Stone Wall overlooking the sea at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Stone Wall overlooking the sea at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Over Spring Break, The Five-Year-Old and I visited Hammond Castle, a medieval-style castle built by John Hays Hammond in the 1920s. I’ll tell you more about our visit next week (on some day that allows words).

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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6 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Hammond Castle

  1. msposh says:

    I was there many many years ago!


  2. Hm, it looks a little cold there! Having grown up in MA, I’ve never visited – it seems very interesting!


    • Shala Howell says:

      Thanks for stopping by. I think it’s definitely worth a visit, especially if you happen to be in the Gloucester area anyway. I first learned about it in one of those “8 underappreciated museums in MA” articles that pop up on FB now and then. The Five-Year-Old is always up for an unusual adventure, so off we went. I’ll post more pictures from our trip next week.


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