Monday, June 30, 2008

Pretty in pink

A small group of girls with their chaperones waiting to cross a busy street near the waterfront.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Boy and Bird Fountain


Boy and Bird Fountain in the Public Garden.
A small, nude boy crouched and holding in a bird in his proper left hand. He is kneeling on a rock formation out of which water spouts. The sculpture is mounted on a pedestal in the shape of a bird bath. The pedestal is attached to a large granite pool.

The bronze sculpture and granite base was originally designed by Bashka Paeff (1893-1979) in 1934. Dimensions of the boy: approx. H. 30 in.; Fountain: approx. Diam. 29 ft.

The sculpture is one of four built for fountains in the Boston Public Garden. The original sculpture was subsequently stolen, and a recast made in 1977. The second cast was of poor quality and deteriorated rapidly. The bird has been stolen. As a result, a third cast was made in 1992 by Paul King Foundry, the bird modeled using photographs.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Boston Harbor


Some sailing ships tied up at Fort Point Channel with part of the Boston skyline in the background.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Celtics Parade


A rolling parade on Duck Boats took place on Thursday in Boston in honor of the Boston Celtics, winners of the NBA basketball championship. It was the Celtics 17th championship, but the first in 22 years.
After the parade...
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Street scene


Derne Street, looking down Temple. Suffolk University's Archer Building is on the corner.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fishing


Fishing in Boston Harbor. This fisherman caught a fish but had to throw it back because it was only 20 inches long and it has to be 28 inches to keep it.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Standing by ....


Red Line train at Davis Square standing by because of switching problems at Alewife Station.

Friday, June 6, 2008

James Hook Lobster Co.


This what is left of the James Hook Lobster Co. on Atlantic Avenue after a fire last week. You can see in the photo firefighters are still watering down the charred remains to make sure it doesn't flare up again. This family business shipped 50,000 pounds of lobster a day all over the world. I posted a picture of its lobster weather vane here last month.

Below are two of the firefighters taking a break after fighting the fire all night.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fruit basket


A home made basket of fruit. Looks good, doesn't it; what's your favorite fruit?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Ancient and Honorable


Monday afternoon on the Boston Common the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts conducted an exercise on the Boston Common. This company was chartered in 1638 and was the first chartered military organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Ancient and honorable Artillery Company serves as Honor Guard to the Governor of Massachusetts, who serves as its Commander in Chief.

Unfortunately, their website « www.ahacsite.org » is password protected and cannot be accessed without authentication credentials.

Sunday, June 1, 2008