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A Visit to Walden Pond

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.