Photo Reflection of the Day #181: Thoreau's Cabin

Thoreau's Cabin - 20150913_142247

What Is It

The site where Henry David Thoreau's cabin was during his experience written about in On Walden Pond.

Why It's today's Pick

I try to get out to Walden Pond at least once a year.  It's a nice serene and green space that is a hallmark of Americana (and American literature).  In particular, I like to visit the site where Thoreau's cabin stood and see this little space.  I always find it curious that they used stone pillars and chains to mark the perimeter of it and allow you to step inside to get a sense of the place.  I appreciate that they haven't re-created the cabin here on this spot (though you can see a facsimile near the parking lot to the park) and that you see just what nature has left of his efforts, which I think is its own postscript to On Walden Pond.

This submission is part of the 365 Challenge.  For 2015's submissions, check out this link to all the posts.  For access to all photos, which open for reuse under a Creative Commons License, check out the full album on Flickr.

Creative Commons License
By Any Other Nerd Blog by Lance Eaton is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.