Monday, December 31, 2007


Inscription on one of the glass towers of the New England Holocaust Memorial. The numbers you can see inscribed in the glass are the numbers of the inmates at the camps.

"From our barracks we could see the gas chambers, A heart-rending cry of women and children reached us there. We were overcome by a feeling of helplessness. There we were watching and unable to do anything.

We had already worked out a plan of escape. But at that moment I decided -- we must not simply escape. We must destroy the fascists and the camp."

Alexander Pechersky
Holocaust survivor
Captured Russian soldier who led the prisoner revolt at Sobibor

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Boston Public Schools

Main administration building of the Boston Public Schools. The Corinthian columns are certainly eyecatching and make quite a contrast with the surrounding buildings.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway used to be part of the elevated expressway that cut through the heart of Boston. It has been removed and is now an open space making it easier to get to the North End and the waterfront. This swath of land is named after the matriarch of the Kennedy family, Rose Kennedy.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

No matter how you say it:   Merry Christmas!

Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!

Joyeux Noel

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Natal

Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar

Froehliche Weihnachten

Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo

Kala Christouyenna!

Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket

Sarbatori vesele

God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År

Buone Feste Natalizie

Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova

Linksmu Kaledu

Maligayan Pasko!

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie

Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Park Street on a snowy day

I took this picture on Thursday when it snowed all day, a light fluffy snow that left about 5 inches on the ground. It was a postcard perfect day in every way.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Downtown Crossing Street Performer

Street performer at the corner of Washington and Summer Streets. This is the same street performer Fenix caught at Fanueil Hall in October, though then she was clad all in gold (the street performer, not Fenix:). Click here to see the street performer in her golden costume.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Public Garden

Another view of the Boston Public Garden on a cold and foggy December day.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tadpole Playground

The Tadpole Playground is directly opposite the Frog Pond where children can splash in the wading pool in summer, and skate in the winter.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Lanterns and shadows II

I thought today I would show the street light lantern who's shadow we saw yesterday.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

Street Medallion

Street medallion on the Freedom Trail in front of the Omni Parker House. It reads:
Friend --
Look up and see the North Church tower
where were shown two lantern lights
on the night of April 17, 1775
to send Paul Revere on his
ride and begin
The American Revolution.
This view preserved for
all future generations by
Charles Hilgenhurst and colleagues
of the Boston Redevelopment Authority
in the year 1960

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Luxe Condo - Update

Here is another monthly update of the luxury condo complex being built at 45 Province Street. Another couple of floors in only a month. Click here to see last months update, and here to see my first post.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

Massachusetts State House

The golden dome of the Massachusetts State House glitters even in Black & White. The sky was so dramatic I couldn't resist taking such a touristy shot of the state house.

Sunday, December 2, 2007