This weekend, the annual Marblehead Christmas Walk took place and, as an added bonus, my daughter was marching in the Christmas Walk parade for the first time. I decided to set up along State Street hoping to capture images of Glover’s Regiment and then her cheerleading group on this timeless street with the star hanging from a crane near the Landing. I managed a few shots that I was happy with and then ran up State and across Washington Street to try one more shot of Glover’s Regiment marching in front of Old Town House.
As luck would have it, the conditions were perfect with clouds breaking up the blue sky and a gently wind set the American flag aloft at the top of its pole. The bright yellow of Old Town House reflected the noon light as Glover’s Regiment marched on by. The crowd this year seemed lighter than in years past but, for a brief moment, I was glad for that as it allowed a clean shot of the troop without bystanders or many markings of the present day.
I’m sure this scene has been repeated countless times in the hundreds of years that Marbleheaders have marched along Washington Street and I was glad to have the chance to capture this year’s version of the festivities.