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  Walden Pond State Reservation
Because of Thoreau's legacy, Walden Pond has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is considered the birthplace of the conservation movement.
Walden Pond was surrounded by one of the few remaining woodlands in a heavily farmed area.
Walden Pond State Reservation is located near Lincoln and Concord in the Greater Boston Area.
www.mass.gov /dcr/parks/northeast/wldn.htm   (959 words)

  
 Walden Pond Photos (Walden-Pond.net)
Walden Pond is 1.5 miles south of Concord (pronounced locally the same way most people pronounce "conquered"), Massachusetts, 15 miles northwest of Boston.
There is a sandy beach all the way around the pond, and on warm summer days the nearby parking lot is overflowing with cars and there are hundreds of people swimming and fishing in the pond.
I also noticed that there are no trash bins anywhere around the pond (except beside the building on the main beach), despite the fact that people use beaches all around the pond.
www.walden-pond.net   (1637 words)

  
 Thoreau's Walden
The Walden Express may be just your ticket.
Out of the Woods: How I Found My Muse at Walden Pond - "Thoreau had said, 'How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.' And during this time I began to wonder, was I truly living?"
Walden Pond: a First Visitation - "It has been 156 years since you left your house at Walden, Henry...
thoreau.eserver.org /walden00.html   (599 words)

  
 Walden Pond History
Walden Pond had been the site of a pottery works, and even today one can see in the soil shards and remnants of broken pottery to the east of the pond.
That being the history, it is not remarkable that when Concord went to establish its official town dump, it positioned this dump across the road from Walden Pond, and when it went to establish its trailer court, it positioned this trailer court directly opposite the pond.
Walden Pond is a good place to go, to experience ambivalence.
www.vcu.edu /engweb/transcendentalism/authors/thoreau/walden/pondhistory.html   (660 words)

  
 Review | Walden Pond: A History by W. Barksdale Maynard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On July 4, 1845, Henry Thoreau retreated to a tiny hut close by Walden Pond in Concord, 15 miles west of Boston.
In Walden Pond: A History, W. Barksdale Maynard -- who teaches architectural history at Johns Hopkins and the University of Delaware -- contemplates the 62 acre kettle-hole in all its guises.
During the latter part of the 19th century, the proprietors of the Fitchburg Railroad built an excursion park on the pond: concessions, swings, baseball fields.
www.januarymagazine.com /artcult/waldenhistory.html   (685 words)

  
 Walden Pond
Until Henry David Thoreau wrote "Walden, or Life in the Woods," Walden Pond was just another of the many deep, chill ponds scooped from the New England countryside by glaciers.
Walden Pond, 915 Walden Street, Concord MA (tel 978-369-3254) is a 103-foot- (31-meter)-deep kettle-hole glacial pond a three-mile (4.8 km), 45-minute walk south of Monument Square in Concord MA.
Walden Pond is near the intersection of MA Routes 2 and 126.
www.newenglandtravelplanner.com /go/ma/boston_west/concord/sights/waldenpond.html   (559 words)

  
 Walden Pond
Walden Pond is a small body of water that lies just two miles south of Concord, Massachusetts.
Not greatly appreciated during his own life, "Walden Pond" was "rediscovered" by readers in the twentieth century, becoming one of the most widely read and beloved works of the American Romantic Movement.
The purpose of Thoreau's sojourn at Walden Pond was to conduct a personal experiment in simple living, to bring to bear human initiative in living off the land, loosened from the systems of controls and securities that separate people from living in a more natural relationship with nature.
www.americanpanoramas.us /Walden_Pond.html   (253 words)

  
 Walden Pond - AskTheBrain.com
Walden Pond was Henry David Thoreau's temporary home and the inspiration for his thesis on Civil Disobedience.
He is Thoreau at Walden Pond, the figure in the Beatles' song "The Fool on the Hill," the Christ as understood and emulated by Francis of Assisi and Ramakrishna.
Traverse the shores of Walden Pond and the walkways where Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne and the Alcotts were inspired to pen their prose.
www.askthebrain.com /pond_walden-.html   (355 words)

  
 Path at Walden Pond dedicated in Thoreau's honor - Boston.com
The trail, called "Thoreau's Path on Brister's Hill in Walden Woods," is located across Route 2 from Walden Pond on a hill named for a freed slave who lived nearby.
The path is part of a project that Henley founded in 1990 to honor the legacy of Thoreau and protect Walden Pond from encroaching development in Concord, a Boston suburb.
"Walden," a social critique and commentary on nature published in 1854, details the experiment in simple living that Thoreau undertook for two years, two months, and two days in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/05/15/path_at_walden_pond_dedicated_in_thoreaus_honor   (384 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Walden Pond is a 102-foot (31 m) deep pond, 61 acres in area and 1.7 miles around, located in Concord, Massachusetts.
His account of the experience was recorded in Walden, or, Life in the Woods, and made the spot famous.
Boston's "Ice King", Frederic Tudor, harvested ice yearly on Walden Pond for export to the Caribbean, Europe, and India.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Walden_Pond   (263 words)

  
 Walden Pond
Painted by singer-songwriter Suzanne McDermott in Concord, Massachusetts, Walden Pond is a series of five watercolor paintings on Lanaquerelle Hotpress paper.
As the commuter train clacked along the far edge of the pond and communers with nature tramped along the trails, I scrambled around in search of good vistas for compositions.
She was secretary to Sarah Vaughan, and served as a US delegate to the People's Republic of the Congo.
www.waldenpondwatercolors.com   (539 words)

  
 Sunrise at Walden Pond LiteraryTraveler.com
The morning was a time that offered much to Henry David Thoreau and Walden Pond seemed a fitting place to celebrate the sun's arrival.
Ice was covering the pond and enough snow remained to give the illusion that the ice was a field.
These were the questions he asked and when we come to Walden Pond to talk to him, to speak our peace, we should listen closely, for we may hear his silent answer amongst our own voices.
www.literarytraveler.com /winter/walden.htm   (554 words)

  
 Soup From Walden Pond
Thoreau mingled the sacred waters of Walden Pond with the sacred waters of the Ganges.
For a moment imagine his solitary figure out in the middle of a pond at midnight; reflective by nature, he is there in the middle of the pond with fish, line, and loon…a solitary figure on a clear lake beneath a starry sky...a loon with an uncanny crazy wild laugh.
Thoreau was a surveyor and he carefully surveyed Walden Pond, determining its length and breadth, its depth and underwater contours, dispelling the local myth of its being bottomless.
www.eliotchapel.org /sermonDocs/walden.htm   (2132 words)

  
 Walden Pond: a History Natural History - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Walden Pond was not written as an environmental tract.
Even in the 1840s the pond was visited frequently by fishermen and woodcutters, and Thoreau could hear the rumble of the Boston-to-Fitchburg railroad as it passed along the western shore.
As the country grew and development advanced, a largely successful effort to preserve and protect Walden Pond was carried on by the heirs of the Transcendentalists.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1134/is_6_113/ai_n6211140   (670 words)

  
 Walden Pond MOO
Walden Pond MOO is a multi-user academic environment on the Internet, serving primarily the University of Alberta community but also cooperating with the University of Hawaii.
Walden Pond, by contrast, is in its infancy.
At present, Walden Pond might host five to ten players at a time, with perhaps as many as forty to sixty projected for years to come.
tecumseh.srv.ualberta.ca /hyperdispatch/HyperDispatch5/walden.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Walden Pond   (Site not responding. Last check: )
My visit to Walden Pond was both calming and educational, a rare accomplishment since I began college in September.
There were many families on the beach, children running and laughing, just as one would expect to find at the waterfront on one of the last summer-like days in the fall.
I tried to imagine what it must have been like to live there in the 1800s, which then led to the question, "How would Thoreau react to Walden Pond as it is now?" Surely a few things have changed since 1868, the same year Thoreau moved back into civilization.
www2.bc.edu /~okaneg/walden   (356 words)

  
 Walden Pond has some scary ones - The Boston Globe
Just a quick note to let you know, I was snorkeling in Walden Pond in June and saw a huge koi.
I was at the far end of Walden Pond.
Upon leaving Walden I approached one of the Walden staff and inquired as to what the heck I could have possibly seen that was huge and bright orange?
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2005/08/18/walden_pond_has_some_scary_ones   (176 words)

  
 Walden Pond - Encyclopedia.com
On Walden Pond: Visitors flock to this wonder of nature.
Animal activists angle for a fishing ban at Walden Pond.
From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park: Activism, Culture and American Studies.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-X-WaldenPo.html   (356 words)

  
 Walden Pond: Spend a Summer Day at This Historical Landmark - Associated Content
Walden Pond is now turned into a gathering place for swimmers, kayakers and those who wish to sit on the beach like shore or take a stroll around the narrow wooded path that encircles the beautiful body of 102 feet of water.
To some, it may seem there’s little to do at Walden Pond, being that the only other obvious park overseers are the ice cream men their truck of frozen treats out in the parking lot, one might assume a day at Walden Pond to be boring.
Walden Pond is a great place to bring a notebook to write, to meditate and also to skinny dip if you can sneak in with no one watching.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/39874/walden_pond_spend_a_summer_day_at_this.html   (501 words)

  
 SparkNotes: Walden: Themes, Motifs & Symbols
The meanings of Walden Pond are various, and by the end of the work this small body of water comes to symbolize almost everything Thoreau holds dear spiritually, philosophically, and personally.
A clue to the symbolic meaning of the pond lies in two of its aspects that fascinate Thoreau: its depth, rumored to be infinite, and its pure and reflective quality.
When he later describes the pond reflecting heaven and making the swimmer’s body pure white, we feel that Thoreau too is turning the water (as in the Christian sacrament of baptism by holy water) into a symbol of heavenly purity available to humankind on earth.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/walden/themes.html   (2618 words)

  
 Nature Photography by Leo Kulinski, Jr.--Walden Pond
Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts is considered by many to be the birthplace of the modern day environmental movement.
Thoreau lived in a cabin by the pond from 1845 to 1847 and subsequently published his most famous book "Walden" in 1854.
As I was photographing Walden on a cold January morning I noticed 2 jet trails overhead.
www.whalesandwolves.com /walden.html   (610 words)

  
 Escaping to Walden Pond - Concord MA
"Walden is blue at one time and green at another, even from the same point of view.
Henry David Thoreau wrote those words about Walden Pond in the 1800s, but today the water still seems as clear, and still seems to be a mix of colors - blue, green, and yellow, depending on the angle you are seeing it from.
Walden Pond State Reservation is on the left.
www.masstraveljournal.com /features/0801walden.html   (239 words)

  
 Bill Kane - Walden Pond
Kane's works consist of large fl-and-white landscapes of Walden, printed on 4 1/2 x 6 foot photographic paper that is mounted on still larger pieces of linen.
The photographic images at the center of Kane's works, the views of Walden, are simple generalizations, broadly conceived: here is Walden's shoreline, seen always from across the lake; here are its trees, its water, its sky; such are it shadows and its brightnesses.
Kane's dual sense of Walden as nature and as art, as image and as abstraction, as energy and as a tale of a walk around a lake, is in the same long American intellectual and Spiritual tradition.
billkane.net /Walden/index.html   (687 words)

  
 Analysis and Notes on Walden -- Henry Thoreau's Text with Adjacent Thoreauvian Commentary
Events that seem to be completely unrelated to his stay at Walden Pond have been influenced by it, including the national park system, the British labor movement, the creation of India, the civil rights movement, the hippie revolution, the environmental movement, and the wilderness movement.
The Ponds Thoreau describes Walden Pond with great detail, providing information from years after he left the pond, and also describes Flint's Pond and White Pond, ranting about the selfish owner of the first.
The Pond in Winter Thoreau tells about winter fishermen, his survey of the pond, and the harvest of ice on the pond.
www.kenkifer.com /Thoreau   (2860 words)

  
 Bill Kane - Walden Pond
Kane's works consist of large fl-and-white landscapes of Walden, printed on 4 1/2 x 6 foot photographic paper that is mounted on still larger pieces of linen.
The photographic images at the center of Kane's works, the views of Walden, are simple generalizations, broadly conceived: here is Walden's shoreline, seen always from across the lake; here are its trees, its water, its sky; such are it shadows and its brightnesses.
Kane's dual sense of Walden as nature and as art, as image and as abstraction, as energy and as a tale of a walk around a lake, is in the same long American intellectual and Spiritual tradition.
www.billkane.net /Walden/index.html   (687 words)

  
 Thoreau and his Walden Pond Cabin-FREE model
In September of 1847, Thoreau completed his experiment in simplicity and became "a sojourner in civilized life again." Walden, the book that describes his experiences at the pond, was published in l854.
Near the end of March, 1845, I borrowed an axe and went down to the woods by Walden Pond, nearest to where I intended to build my house, and began to cut down some tall arrowy white pines, still in their youth, for timber.
The owner of the axe, as he released his hold on it, said that it was the apple of his eye; but I returned it sharper than I received it.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /buildings/new-england/thoreau/info/info.htm   (2147 words)

  
 Tanya Joyce ~ Walden Pond Gallery
After a moment of mutual culture shock, it turned out the students from India thought that since Thoreau had been a major influence on Mahatma Ghandi, Walden Pond should be about the size of the Atlantic Ocean.
In some regional varieties of American English, Walden Pond would more naturally be called "Walden Lake," because in many places a pond is thought of as a small body of dammed up water, such as a farm pond used for fire protection.
Walden Pond does exist, and it is beautiful.
www.norcov.com /brushworks/walden.htm   (386 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Reviews for Walden Pond : A History: Books: W. Barksdale Maynard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All of the Transcendentalists had a special fondness for Walden and their love of the place-and the love that millions have shared over the last 150 years- really comes out.
Walden Pond by W. Barksdale Maynard is an excellent history, thoroughly researched and written in the best prose style.
As one who has lived near the edge of Walden Woods for almost forty years, I was delighted to see this astonishing gathering of over two centuries of fact, anecdote, and portraits.
www.amazon.ca /Walden-Pond-W-Barksdale-Maynard/dp/customer-reviews/0195168410   (2037 words)

  
 Thoreau's Walden Pond (Concord, Massachusetts)
Today, Walden Pond is a park and a very popular one at that.
There were, oh, about a gazillion people at the Walden Pond beach on this muggy afternoon, but, interestingly enough, hardly anyone was at Thoreau's cabin site a mile away.
Thoreau died at age 44 of tuberculosis and is buried in Concord.
www.delsjourney.com /travels_2001-02/story_list/us/walden_pond.htm   (672 words)

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