Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tadeusz Kosciuszko



Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746–1817) was a Polish, Belarusian and Lithuanian national hero, and an honorary citizen of France who fought in the American Revolution under George Washington. In recognition of his dedicated and faithful service he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of Brigadier General in 1783, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States that same year.

This statue, erected in 1927 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the enlistment of Kosciuszko into the Continental Army, is the work of Theo Ruggles Kitson (1876-1932), one of the most prolific female bronze sculptors in America who also designed the world renowned statue of the Minuteman at the Lexington Battle Green. The sculpture portrays Kosciuszko holding the plans for the future West Point. The statue is located near the Boylston Street entrance of the Public Gardens.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Coffee



Coffee sign on a local brew house. I start my day with a cup of tea, but then drink coffee later in the morning.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Borders and reflections



Reflections from the Borders bookstore on Washington Street. I previously posted a picture of the statue on the right with accompanying pigeons.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cold pigeons


It is cold in the Northeastern U.S. as you can see from these pigeons huddled near the base of this light post. It isn't quite as cold here as in the Midwest and Canada, but 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12C) is chilly no matter how you measure it.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Homo erectus


Construction worker erecting scaffolding on a business site being renovated in the North End.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Museum of Fine Arts



The front entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts on Huntington Avenue is closed while being renovated. In the background you can see the crane being used to build the new addition to the museum on Forsyth Avenue.

Below is a picture of the new addition under construction.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mirrored Display



Glass and mirror display at the Museum of Fine Arts. You can see the mirrored reflection of the opposite wall on the case of the glass in the display case.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Karsh Exhibit at the MFA



This is the only shot I got at the Karsh Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday before being told I couldn't take pictures. The exhibit runs until January 19th; you can view a slide show of the exhibit at Time.com.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Regiment


Across from the State House is the Robert Gould Shaw Monument built in 1897 in honor of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, the first all-Black regiment recruited in the North to fight for the Union army during the Civil War. The monument by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is part of the Boston Black Heritage Trail. A famous composition by Charles Ives, "Col. Shaw and his Colored Regiment," the opening movement of Three Places in New England, is based both on this monument and the regiment.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009 - Theme Day: Best Photo of 2008


I took this photo outside the newly opened Fenway entrance of the Museum of Fine Arts. Today's theme is Best photo of the year 2008; while I don't think this is my best work, it is one of my favorites.

There are 151 participating city daily photo blogs participating in today's theme day, click here to view thumbnails for all participants