Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

This week's doorway is brought to you by winter shadows and light, with a dose of cold on the side.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Iron Railing

Winter light accents the edges on the iron railing of the Park Street Church on Tremont Street.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

This week's doorway is the doorway to the home of Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) at number 5 Joy Street on Beacon Hill. If you are interested in hiking, biking, canoeing, mountaineering, or anything to do with outdoor recreation then the AMC should be your first stop for information. As it says on their website: "Since 1876, AMC has promoted the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. We are the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization."

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kneeland Street

Kneeland Street from Stuart Street with Tufts Dental School across the street. The bottom photo is the view down Washington Street with Tufts Dental School on the left.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Iron and Shadows

Autumn light duplicates an iron fence on the red brick of a Beacon Hill house.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monochrome Monday

This is a picture I took last spring at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The memorial was designed by Maya Lin in 1981. The walls of the memorial have a mirror-like surface of polished black granite reflecting images of the visitors and surrounding monuments, trees and clouds. The names of all the dead and missing are engraved on its walls. The young girl above is making a rubbing of one of the names

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Waiting on the platform at Charles Station for a train to Cambridge.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Copley Plaza Hotel

Copley Plaza Hotel in Copley Square. The Copley Plaza Hotel is bordered by the Hancock Tower, Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Main office of the Registry located at the intersection of Boylston and Washington Streets. The Registry has had it ups and downs with service and things have improved overall, but it's always a bad day when you have to go to the Registry.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

This week's doorway is M.J. O'Connors Irish Pub in the Park Plaza Hotel. O'Connors also has another establishment on the Waterfront.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lunch Break

Lunch break on the Common hours before the Christmas tree lighting last week.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monochrome Monday

Two young women sitting on the dock at the Duck Pond in the Public Garden on a warm day last week.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Wreath

Wreath adorning the iron fence on one of the Boylston Street entrances to the Public Garden.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

For this week's doorway I thought I would show Macy's (photo taken about one month ago), since we are in the midst of the "High Holy Holiday Shopping Season." This view is looking up Summer Street, with Chauncy Street on the left and Arch Street on the right.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Theme Day: Waiting

First of the month is theme day for the City Daily Photo Blog (CDPB) Community. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

My interpretation of waiting is the statue of noted children's author Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. I imagine him here in this pose waiting for inspiration to write more clever rhymes.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monochrome Monday

View from the Granary Burial Ground on Tremont Street. Church in the background is the Park Street Church. You can view other b&w photos at the Monochrome Weekly, hosted by Aileni.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday

View of the Parkman Bandstand on a glorious day after a night and morning of rain. The Parkman Bandstand was named for one of the Boston Common’s greatest benefactors, George Francis Parkman Jr. Parkman died in 1908 and left $5 million for the care of the Common and other city parks. The bandstand was originally dedicated in 1912 and was restored in 1996. Visit other Skywatch Friday sites.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

This weeks doorway is the R.H. Stearns building on Tremont Street.

R. H. Stearns was at one time a major department store in Boston. It is now an underused building with half the main floor vacant (not shown) and the other half a deli. The grandeur of the main entrance harkens back to a day when there were multiple local department stores in Boston: Raymonds, Gilchrist, Jordan Marsh, Kennedy's, and my favorite: Filene's. It is a pattern duplicated in most cities and we are now left with just Macy's :( in downtown Boston.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Adams Mansion in Quincy

Home of the second and sixth Presidents of the U.S. Below is another view of the mansion. Viewers of the HBO series on John Adams may recognize this historic building.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monochrome Monday

Two readers on a bench in the Public Garden enjoying a mild Autumn day. Other monochrome pictures can be seen at The Monochrome Weekly hosted by Aileni.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Three Reds

Seen in front of Temple Ohabei Shalom on Beacon Street in Brookline. The Fire Truck for every little boy who dreamed of becoming a Firefighter; a sporty car for every middle aged man who still dreams of his youth; and a red helmet and bicycle for the environmentalist commuting to work in the morning; and finally, for those with a spiritual hunger, a magnificent temple to pray in.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monochrome Monday

Entrance to the Rose Kennedy Memorial Rose Garden. Pictures of the roses in color can be seen here and here. Other monochrome pictures can be seen at The Monochrome Weekly hosted by Aileni.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Autumn in New England

All the leaves have fallen off the trees after a soaking rain, so I thought I would post a last glimpse of glorious Autumn leaves from last week's trip to Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Smiling Couple

Portrait of a young couple on the Boston Common. I caught them being photographed by another photographer and I took advantage of the opportunity and took a few shots myself. Below you can see the other photographer taking her pictures.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Brewer Fountain under repair

This is Josh Crane who has been working on the restoration of the Brewer Fountain on the Common for the past few months. The re-dedication for the fountain is scheduled for Spring 2010. The restored fountain will have water and lights, which will be a first in my recollection of the fountain.

Josh told me there are ten similar fountains he came across in his research. The last time the Brewer fountain was taken down and disassembled was in 1920's when it was moved to its current location.

The Fountain was the first piece of public art on the Common and was donated by Gardner Brewer in 1868. The fountain is a bronze replica of a French original that won a gold medal at the 1855 Paris World’s Fair. The figures represent mythological figures associated with water: Neptune, Amphitrite, Asis, and Galatea.