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.

16 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Here is called Motorizzazione and I can't remember any recent ups...

joo said...

Here are only downs I'm afraid:)

Malyss said...

I don't understand what this office is made for. But, if you don't like it , I won't like it! Ü

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

What a quaint building for a Department of Motor Vehicles. I have never seen a DMV located in such an urban setting without a big parking lot around it for people to drive up and park.

Cezar and Léia said...

Well I'm new here in this city (I mean Luxembourg) and I don't know much about it here... however I can say about my place in Brazil, it's doesn't work well...many down phases unfortunately!
Have a great weekend dear friend,
hugs
Léia

Clueless in Boston said...

Malyss, the Registry of Motor Vehicles is where one goes to register automobiles, renew driver licenses, take driving tests, etc. The experience of going to such an office, and dealing with the low-level bureaucrats working there seems, to be universally unpleasant.

brattcat said...

Indeed, I believe this is an experience we all have in common. We use to have to travel to Montpelier to get this stuff done. Then Springfield. Now we have a little DMV satellite office in Brattleboro and I've got to say it's a lot more convenient and perhaps almost tolerable.

B SQUARED said...

Looks like it might be a little difficult, and expensive, to park near.

cieldequimper said...

I try to avoid those places. To me this is a typical Bostonian sight.

Marie Reed said...

Clueless! The wonderful Anita posted vintage postcards from Boston today! http://anitanh.blogspot.com/

Lois said...

I never would have guessed that was the DMV!

AnitaNH said...

Hi there! Marie told me about your blog. My very first summer job at age 16 was at the Registry of Motor Vehicles on Nashua Street. I sat and filed index-card sized slips of paper by Vehicle Identification Number for two months in an office without air conditioning. I was glad when school started again!

DAG said...

I agree that the Registry of Motor Vehicles seems to be designed to make everything difficult for the public.

The plague on the third floor is to commemorate that the Liberty tree from the colonial revolution days once stood on this spot. That's one of those things I love about Boston. You never know when history will stare you in the face.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Mysteriously, the auto registry is called "Secretary of State" here in Michigan. Perhaps as a warning to bring a diplomatic attitude if you want (eventually) to receive some service!

Three Rivers Daily Photo

amatamari© said...

But it a building so beautiful ... See those small windows under the roof?
Perhaps low-level employees are sleeping right there ...
:-)

Jacob said...

Some things are the same the world over!