Photography school is long over for me, but I realized I never shared my Practicum project with you all! Practicum is the grand finale of the program: each student gets assigned a non-profit organization to complete a photographic project for them. I was lucky to get my first choice: Old South Meeting House in downtown Boston.
This working meeting-house and museum is an amazing place. I was immediately taken by the architecture, and then by the rich history of the space. So many important parts of America’s revolution took part here! I have lots of photos of the museum, but first I want to share a special part of it that most people don’t get to see: the clock!
First you ascend a beautiful spiral staircase (blocked off to patrons for their safety):
The higher up the steeple I climbed, the narrower the chambers got, until I ended up at the very tip at the top of the stairs, a small space with porthole-like windows. And that was as far as I could go!
Then, weeks after I completed my Practicum, Old South contacted me again with great news: they’d procured the 1801 Paul Revere Bell! I came back to the museum to photograph it before it got installed in the steeple where it belongs.