A Piece of Irish Heaven in the States

Monday, April 23, 2012

Scituate, MA…one of the loveliest towns I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. A small seaside town not far from Boston and the most Irish town in America. This was from a very short weekend visit spent with family.

Quaint doesn’t even begin to describe this gorgeous little pocket of the world. These were shot on the main street of Scituate and out at the lighthouse on the edge of the harbour.  As we stood on the rocks by the lighthouse, looking across the Atlantic Ocean, I could visualize thunderous waves rolling in during a storm. The houses are built for it, but I imagine it would be a little scary when the seas get rough. And those buildings? Adorable! I don’t know how many times I think this in my life living abroad, but I knew I wasn’t in Australia anymore.

I really love this part of the world…isn’t it gorgeous?

As always, these images were shot on Kodak Portra 400 film.

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  • angela king

    isn’t it lovely? i used to live in scituate. love it. :)

  • Aoife

    What a lovely spot! The weather even looks like here!! ;)

    • Amanda

      hehe it did that day!
      It doesn’t exactly look anything like Ireland, it’s very American, but apparently there are more Irish people living there than anywhere else in the States. Lots of Irish pride.

  • Kimmy

    It certainly is gorgeous, and so are your photographs! Thanks for sharing; I’ve never heard of that place.

  • antonella

    An Irish heaven with an Italian barber! Italians… we are everywhere!

    • Amanda

      well it is Boston, so I think there’s probably almost as many Italians! The North End of Boston is one of my favourite places on the planet. :)

  • Kristin

    Lovely, lovely photos. Very quaint indeed. I’d love to visit a small beach town again now that i’m grown to get some photos.

  • Rhianna

    I’m planning on going to the US sometime next year, and I’m thinking this will definitely be on my list of places to go :D Rhi xx

    • Amanda

      Well if you’re in Boston, there are so many little seaside places not far that are as quaint and pretty in the New England area. Such a gorgeous part of the world.

  • Elaine

    I was puzzled too by the Irish reference as it looks distinctly New England to me and there is nowhere that looks like this in Ireland. I get it tho, I can see why so many Irish would want to live in such a pretty place, especially as there is Italian food to be had. Great photos.

  • twiggs

    gorgeous small village, i’d love to visit as well!!! so many beautiful details…

  • Ashley

    What a gorgeous looking place! These photos really capture it’s quaint character. I’ve only been to Boston once, but I would love to spend more time in New England exploring little places like this. :)

  • Saeid

    Hi Amanda,

    I really find the simplicity of your pictures very fascinating. As I am a staunch Portra fan myself (but still in the experimentation phase) is it possible for you to tell me which camera you have used to take the pictures in this set? I currently live in Frankfurt and have been fantasizing about taking two of my 35mm SLRs (AE-1 and EOS 3) in the city and hope to be able to take pictures with the beautiful creamy texture featured in this set. If you don’t mind is it also possible to tell us about some aspects of the exposure as well?

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