Readers always tell us how much they love Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands–and one of the reasons why is that they really appreciate all the color photography included in the book. It makes a big difference, especially when you consider the fact that many of the islands are inaccessible to most travelers.
Part of the reason why we have so many wonderful photos is because author Chris Klein is a talented shutterbug. The public at large can see his island shots up close and personal at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse on Fan Pier in Boston, which will have Chris’ photographs on display in the second floor atrium through September 30.
The Courthouse atrium, with its picturesque views of Boston Harbor, is the perfect venue for this exhibition highlighting the Boston Harbor Islands national park. Only a 15-minute ferry ride from Long Wharf, the Boston Harbor Islands are filled with recreational opportunities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and camping, and the islands’ colorful history abounds with tales of pirates, shipwrecks, Revolutionary War skirmishes, prisoners of war, hermits, and ghosts. The photographs in the exhibition highlight the islands’ natural beauty, wildlife, and recreational offerings along with some of their historical structures, such as lighthouses, cottages, cemeteries, and ruins of military forts and lavish estates.
Christopher Klein is the author of Union Park Press’s Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City’s Hidden Shores, which provides a fascinating historical narratives as well as a contemporary portrait of each of the 34 islands and coastal peninsulas in the Boston Harbor Islands national park area.
The Moakley Courthouse is open to the public on weekdays between 8AM and 6PM. A picture ID is required to enter the Courthouse. If you like what you see, go to Chris’s website. Custom orders and alternative sizes and framings of the images can be arranged.