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Whatchamacallit 105: Paul Revere and the North Church

Boston, Paul Revere Statue and Old North Church

Last August I visited Boston where I walked the Freedom Trail.

While there’s a lot of good things to say about the Freedom Trail in theory (great idea!), practically speaking, it has many issues.

Certainly, I enjoyed many moments on the trail, including seeing this statue of Paul Revere with the famous North Church behind him.

In fact, I bought this print because I took a very similar photograph of this exact scene, as shown in my blog post, Boston’s Freedom Trail: Simultaneously Genius and Frustrating.

The screen print was bought at a weekly arts market in Boston – it’s roughly 9” by 12”, which is sold on the RustyandIngrid.com website for $46 – I’d guess that is what I paid for mine, give or take a few bucks. I have print number 83 out of 500 and it is signed by Rusty Kinnunen, 2019. I think 9, but that could be a 7. Probably a 9.

The picture hangs on the wall opposite my couch, so I look at it quite a bit – it is a reminder that American can be great, even if it is a disaster right now. It is a reminder that people can do great things, even when oppressed. It is a reminder that from rebellion, greatness can come.

Happy Fourth of July.


During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

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