Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday Doorway



This isn't really a doorway, but three archways near the door to the Old South Church on Boylston Street. I liked the wreaths and colorful banners and thought this was a good picture to end 2008. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas


Snow covered wreath and lantern at the Massachusetts State House.

May you enjoy the blessings of the season, and no matter how you say it, Merry Christmas!

Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!

Joyeux Noel

Kellemes Karacsonyi Unnepeket!

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

Vrolijk Kerstfeest

Srecan Bozic!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wednesday Doorway


A festive looking doorway on Beacon Hill. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snowy days and nights


It snowed most of the weekend requiring us to move a lot of snow off cars and sidewalks.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Washington and Franklin streets


Corner of Washington and Franklin streets on a rainy day just before the snow started on Friday.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Luxe Condo - Update


Shot of the nearly completed luxury condo building at 45 Province Street. Pictures of its construction can be viewed here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wassail Parade


Two of the riders in the Wassail Parade through the center of Woodstock, Vermnt. The parade had over fifty horses (two goats) and riders dressed in holiday costumes and period dress from the early 19th Century.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tinware


Items in the pantry at the Aitken House on the Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vermont.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Harvard Bridge


The Harvard Bridge (also known locally as the "M.I.T. bridge" or the "Mass. Ave. bridge") carries Massachusetts Avenue (Route 2A) from Back Bay, Boston to Cambridge and is the longest bridge over the Charles River.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument


A Civil War Monument in the Boston Common. The monument stands 72 feet tall, or 22 meters. The total cost of the monument was 110,000 in 1877 and was funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The column is topped by a figure representing the Genius of America. Four statues at the base represent Peace, the Sailor, the Muse of History, and the Soldier. Bas-relief plaques depict the departure and return of the forces, the Navy, and the work of the Boston Sanitary Commission. In one plaque, Longfellow can be seen accompanying the governor. The figures at the base of the column represent the sections of the country: North, South, East, and West.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Barren landscape


Rolling hills at World's End in Hingham, Mass. In 1945, this 251 acre property was short-listed to be the site of the United Nations headquarters, which ultimately found its home in New York City. Twenty years later it was eyed as a possible site for a nuclear power plant, but thanks to community opposition the site was preserved.

Friday, December 5, 2008

A Stately Tree


World's End was once an island at high tide, but colonial farmers dammed the salt marsh to grow hay and cleared almost all the trees for cropland. In the 1880s, wealthy businessman John Brewer built a farming estate. In 1890 he hired Frederick Law Olmstead to design a large subdivision; while the homes were never built, four miles of carriage roads remain.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Trees


Trees on a ridge line at World's End in Hingham. World's End is one of the 30 islands of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreational Area. Unlike most National Parks, this park is administered by a partnership of national, state, and local representatives called the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December 2008 Theme Day: Circles/Spheres


This month's theme is circles/spheres. My contribution is the spherical barriers outside the O'Neill Federal Building at North Station.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants