Some images just evoke such strong feelings of home. Whether you’re Massachusetts born and bred or a recent transplant, you’ll definitely be able to appreciate the nostalgia and pride that these pictures conjure up.
1. This lighthouse might look familiar...it's on every bag of Cape Cod Potato Chips, after all.
It's Nauset Lighthouse!
2. This command/prayer/plea.
The curse has indeed been reversed!
3. This pointy beauty.
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge (better known as the Zakim) is pretty much a work of art.
4. This wonderful carry-out container.
Mike's Pastry was opened in 1946 by Michael Mercogliano and has been supplying tourists and locals alike with world-class cannoli, lobster tails, cheesecake, Boston cream pies, pizzelles, and more ever since.
5. These colorful fairytale cottages.
They're the Martha's Vineyard gingerbread houses. They look sweet enough to eat.
6. This lonely red seat in a sea of green.
In 1946, Ted Williams sent a ball 502 feet into the right field bleachers - the longest home run ever hit at Fenway Park. The seat was painted red to honor that fantastic feat.
7. These dramatic arches and columns.
It's the Boston Public Library reading room.
8. This zany and unusual storefront.
You're looking at Shop Therapy in Provincetown, a local landmark and a funhouse of cool merchandise.
9. This shot of surreal and shining architecture.
It's the fantastical MIT Strata Center.
10. Don't forget these crimson banners and imposing colonnade.
That's Hahvahd, obviously.
11. This bulbous trophy with odd little handles.
It's the coveted Beanpot!
12. This huge, shining, golden dome.
It's the top of the state house in Boston.
13. This pile of woven and scrimshawed baskets.
They're classic and classy Nantucket baskets.
14. This bizarre...vehicle? Creature?
It's a Boston duckmobile. Close relative to the Cape Cod duckmobile.
15. The birthplace of Boston Creme Pie.
The Omni Parker House, of course.
16. Massachusetts natives will know what you'll find in this place.
17. This old building that looks like it fell through a time vortex.
The Old State House is the oldest surviving building in Boston and is still looking handsome.
18. These banners waving in the breeze.
It's the outside of Fenway Park.
19. This ghastly view glimpsed over white knuckles and driving through snow.
Unfortunately, this is the commute home far too often.
20. The yellow cap of Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield.
21. This charming collection of shops.
It's main street in historic Stockbridge, the inspiration for much of Norman Rockwell's work.
What images remind you most strongly of Massachusetts? Share with your friends and let us know in the comments.