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Mar 29, 2008

The Blair Peace Project

The Blair Peace Project
Originally uploaded by writerjax
Spooky, isn't it. But in actuality, this photo was snapped in one of the most peaceful places in the world, where even the grafitti is kind.

Poet's Seat Tower is a monument built for an unknown poet, Frederick Goddard, who nevertheless was greatly admired by Emerson, Hawthorne, and Tennyson (among others) for his work.

It features a stone staircase that winds up four floors to an open roof, where the entire Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts can be seen.

On our way up the stairs, we saw peace signs, hearts, and at the top, the word 'Imagine' scrawled in black paint. It was a nice contrast with the fall foliage at the time, and a reminder that a lot of different people find peace at this place... and have for centuries.

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