Places and images from the novel NORTH OF BOSTON
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While writing North of Boston, I started taking photos and collecting images that helped me imagine the story. They were mostly settings, but also objects and people — anything that seemed to belong to the novel’s world. I hope you enjoy scrolling through them! For more about North of Boston, go to www.elisabethelo.com.
Whale

Killer whales, also called "orcas," are the largest of the dolphins.

Charlestown, neighborhood of Boston

Boston View From Charlestown Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Juergen Roth

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Northern lights

Finland, northern lights in memory of my friend, Autumn. She studied in Finland and said this was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. then her daughter was born and she named her Rory, after the most beautiful thing she had ever seen.

Ambergris & Perfume

ambergris & perfume - sperm whales eject an intestinal slurry called…

A mysterious byproduct of the sperm whaling industry was ambergris. It is a grayish, waxy, buoyant substance, associated only with the sperm whale. It is believed to form around the beaks of squid to avoid irritation in the intestine. Squid are consumed in tremendous quantities, their beaks are chitinous and are resistant to digestion. Whales were sometimes known to vomit up a lump in their death throws, or it was discovered when the whale was cut open on the flensing deck.

Odyssey science manager, Rebecca Clark, examines a rare piece of ambergris, a substance found in the intestine of one in every one hundred sperm whales.

"Mosesie Kolola finishes up a soapstone carving of a seal. Like many Inuit artisans in the small Baffin Island village of Kimmirut, Kolola sells his crafts to the local co-op store, a modern-day trading post." http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/11/vikings-and-indians/coventry-photography#/08-mosesie-kolola-finishes-soapstone-carving-670.jpg

carving of a seal. Like many Inuit artisans in the small Baffin Island .

Dolphin social life

Dolphins are attracted to magnets: Add dolphins to the list of magnetosensitive…

Cuban cigars

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