Newburyport Impressions


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAViewed from the boat, Newburyport has the look of an old New England town.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThough prosperous today, I learned from one shopkeeper that by 1970 the central area had fallen into such disrepair that it came close to being demolished.  At the last minute, a decision was made to rebuild rather than tear down, and rehabilitation began in the early 1970’s.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThus it was that the historic architecture and heritage of the town was preserved. 

Now there is a diversity of shops, restaurants and businesses contributing to Newburyport having become a popular tourist destination.

What struck me was how much brick there was.  Even the sidewalks were brick, and it was interesting to note the varying patterns.

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Like in many New England towns, flowers brighten the sidewalks

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand provide opportunity for creative display.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne day may not have been long enough to experience all Newburyport has to offer, but that was time enough to be left with a sweet memory. In case you are wondering, this is a s’mores pizza.  If you ever have occasion to try one, I suggest having friends share it so you don’t get sugar overdose!

Pipe DreamsNow it’s back to the boat to ready for the next phase of this boating adventure.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

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15 thoughts on “Newburyport Impressions

  1. ….looks like you are having great fun—–and always love your photos and comments

    1. It was a very good trip except for one very windy day.

  2. What a sweet sleepy town! Those are the kind I love to explore on a sunday. Really glad you shared this.

    1. A sleepy town that bustles with energy.

  3. what a pretty part of the world! Love finding historical plaques in places like this.

    1. New England is so full of history.

  4. Enjoy Lulu!

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  5. Oh yum, what a way to enjoy the day! Love that boat planter!
    Jenna

    1. Me too! Now all I need is the boat!

  6. That looks like the perfect Mew England village.. And that s’mores pizza!!!

  7. Yippee for rehabilitation instead of demolition! The town and your boat are very inviting.

    1. It would have been a shame to see all the old brick buildings go. Doubtful they would have been replaced with the same.

  8. Loving traveling along with you!….and those flowers are gorgeous!….So glad they decided to re-build….would have been a real shame to tear those amazing buildings down!

  9. We ate food from Joppa Fine Foods twice during the few days we were there this summer. Sandwiches once and pate with French bread another time…….and, of course some good wine to go with. Wherever did you find the smore’s pizza. We will definitely track that down next time.

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