So this one is a rooftop view by technicality (but I was running low on material for this theme). When we made our way up (and out) of the Old North Church’s cupola, we passed this great old bell and I just had to grab an image of it. The bell is huge and imposing – even more so with the welded seams underneath. When I came home and examined the image up close, I could just make out H.N. Hooper & Co Boston, MA. When I looked that up, I became more intrigued.
From the Wikipedia entry: Henry Northey Hooper was born in Manchester and was an apprentice of Paul Revere. He was commissioned to build a bell for the Hall of the House of Representatives in D.C. and has a number of other famous bells in New England.
I wonder if Robert “King” Hooper is related to him…
- I returned from a new spot high above tonight and should have a fresh crop of rooftop pictures in the Thursdays to come