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kamalyn on July 3, 2008

Hi Matthew - OK , after all this time, curiosity has finally gotten the better of me! I've always wondered where your title comes from, since you were on Long Wharf, with the Long Wharf Marriott to the right, when taking this photo. So I've always wondered if the title was perhaps a bit of a British joke at the colonies, or are there still British maps/guides that perhaps do call it 'Imperial Wharf'? Ummm, here in the colonies we wiped out any references to things Royal or Imperial a lllloooonnngggg time ago! :D I've got several historical map books, but even the oldest have it named 'Long Wharf' (so named because it used to extend a mile into the harbor) so your title's a bit of a mystery!

I just work a block or so away, and along with the view at the end of the wharf, there's a rather pleasant outdoor bar there that has this view west up State Street that I know well! I've also got this shot in the very opposite direction from yours, from the observation deck above the clock in the tower. :)

Matthew Walters on July 4, 2008

Hi Kamaly. I've renamed the phot - I must have got the original name from my guidebook, I'll have a look and maybe let the publisher know!

kamalyn on July 4, 2008

it really was the guide book? I wonder if they use the same place-name source that the maps here on panoramio do! I actually enjoy the weird names the mapping here can come up with. They give you a real sense of the history of a place, since it seems they must be dredging the names up from really ancient history! what's really cool: I just realized that the two main buildings ahead in your photo are there as sharp shadows in the photo I made the link to above!

Matthew Walters on July 4, 2008

I've looked but can't find the book I used - I'm sure it wasn't guess-work! Anyway, it only seems fair to rename it, today of all days...

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 3, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Matthew Walters
    • Taken on 2006/12/29 18:52:05
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash