Sunday, October 28, 2007

Northboro (Part 7 of 7)

Last but not least on my photo-tour of locations from INTO THE WILD... Bancroft Tower! I don't want to give away any spoilers by saying how this appears in the book... but if you recall that this is a book about Rapunzel's daughter... and you're at all familiar with Rapunzel's fairy tale... and her famous high-rise accommodations... I think you'll figure it out... :)

Bancroft Tower (Isn't it just perfect?!)

Me, my Postcard, and the Tower

Bancroft Tower is actually in Worcester, the city near Julie's hometown of Northboro. When I was growing up, Forum Theater used to use it as the setting for Shakespeare-in-the-Park.

You've probably noticed that in many of the pictures on this photo-tour I'm holding up a postcard of the cover art for INTO THE WILD. The idea was to give this postcard a tour of all the sites from the book. While that may sound a bit odd, it was a lot of fun to do. It was also something of an homage to a similar kind of photo-tour that my husband and I did when we got engaged. We were in England at the time, so we visited all the tourist spots in London and took photos of my hand with the engagement ring held up in front of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London... Yeah, we're kind of cute. Or dorky. Or both.

I'll be posting soon about my week of school visits in Northboro. Thanks for joining me on this INTO THE WILD tour!

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At 11:45 AM, Blogger Erin said...

That is the coolest EVER!!!

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Madison said...

Ooh...awesomeness. I have a special place in my heart for all buildings, old or mimicking old. ;)

At 6:37 PM, Blogger Sookie said...

Oooh! I love all the pictures in the photo tour so far (especially the rooster). But the tower is the icing on the cake!

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

Erin, Anidori-Isilee, and Sookie: So glad you all liked it! I was always fascinated by the tower. It sits in the middle of a park with no apparent purpose other than to be cool.


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