Photographer Greg Premru recently introduced me to the book he had published, New England Icons. Premru’s stunning photos of New England’s historical icons accompany 22 essays by Bruce Irving (former producer of the popular PBS show This Old House). Irving’s writing paired with Premru’s photography beautifully illustrates the significance of New England staples such as stone walls, lobster boats, skating ponds, and saltbox houses. It’s a celebration of what makes this corner of our country valuable, historically and culturally. And for many of us, home. Above are some photos from the book, courtesy of Greg Premru. I have a feeling this will be a common present this holiday season.