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A Visit to Walden Pond

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Walden Pond is a lake in Concord, MA. The writer, transcendentalist, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau lived on the northern shore of the pond for two years starting in the summer of 1845. His account of the experience was recorded in Walden; or, Life in the Woods, and made the pond famous. The birch trees along the path were the inspiration for the name of Birch Tree Publishing, publishers of the fantasy anthology Beyond the Pale. Thoreau’s book is hauntingly beautiful, and so are the woods. Below are some images from our visit.

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A birch tree along the path circling Thoreau’s famous Walden Pond.

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The beach along Thoreau’s famous Walden Pond.

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The gorgeous path circling Thoreau’s famous Walden Pond.

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Another birch tree along the path circling Thoreau’s famous Walden Pond.

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The gorgeous path circling Thoreau’s famous Walden Pond.

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My co-author sons posing in front of a statue of Thoreau and a replica of the house he built in the woods near Walden Pond.

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Author: Henry Herz

Children's book author

3 thoughts on “A Visit to Walden Pond

  1. Reblogged this on Community and commented:
    The area is very interesting

  2. Henry, thank you so much for sharing this 🙂 Of course, I’ve heard of Walden Pond, knew of it, but never took the time to look into it or knowing much about it. It’s more than understandable why Thoreau chose this as his “place.” There’s something so peaceful about being near a pond/lake. And you’re so close to the earth and nature in a place like this.

    Love the pic of your sons and even more so, the fact that they are you co-authors! 😀 All your posts are enjoyable, but this was a different type post to be enjoyed in a much different way. Thanks for adding something so special to my day 🙂

  3. Thanks Henry. Very evocative shots. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (drop a nickel).

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