Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Memorial


Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester. Lists names of soldiers from Dorchester who died in the war.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday Doorway


I neglected to note, when I first posted this picture, that the building is located on the corner of Cambridge Street at New Chardon Street in Downtown Boston. It is very close to the Bowdoin (Blue Line) MBTA station.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Orange Line


Downtown Crossing Orange Line train station entrance on Franklin Street. This entrance is directly beside the old Filene's, now a big hole in the ground.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Two cranes


Two cranes and their shadows reflected in the glass tower of the Intercontinental Hotel.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday Doorway


This week's doorway is University Memorial Chapel at Harvard University. The Memorial Church is the church for Harvard University, dedicated on Armistice Day 1932 in memory of those who died in World War I, a gift of the alumni to the University.

This Church has long been regarded as the symbolic center of Harvard's spiritual life, and stands opposite Widener Library as a visible reminder of the historical and spiritual heritage that has sustained Harvard for nearly four centuries.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Crimson and Green


In honor of Evacuation Day St. Patricks Day in Boston I couldn't resist posting these green Harvard tee shirts. I saw them in a window display at the Coop in Harvard Square. It seems almost unnatural that the famous Harvard crimson would change to green. I wonder if this means their football team will now be known as "The Green" instead of "The Crimson."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Boston Common Path


After a weekend of warmer temperatures, winter returned with rain and more snow on Monday. The path we see here in the Common runs parallel to Beacon Street and is known as the Beacon Street Mall. My vantage point was on the stairs leading up to Joy Street, about halfway down the Mall.

William Makepeace Thackeray, author of Vanity Fair, on his visits here in the 1850s regarded the elms on this mall to be in a class with "those in the long walk" at Windsor Castle.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Working


Workers putting the finishing touches on the windows in a new building. The picture below gives a sense of how high up they actually are.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sunny day


A glorious day and mild temperatures enticed this gentleman to sit and read in the snowy Boston Public Garden on Thursday.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kennedy Library


The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is located on the tip of the Columbia Point Peninsula overlooking the entrance to Boston Harbor and the islands to the east of Dorchester Bay and is adjacent to the Harbor Campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

The Library was designed by I.M. Pei and consists of a triangular nine-story tower housing archival, educational and administrative functions, a two-story base containing exhibition space and two 230-seat theaters, and a 115-foot high memorial pavilion.

In 1991, the Kennedy Library added the 21,800 square foot Stephen E. Smith Center, also designed by I. M. Pei. Constructed in the same stark white precast concrete as the original building, the two-story addition contains spaces for lectures, conferences, and meetings as well as more archival storage.

Tomorrow we'll see the back of the building.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wednesday Doorway


This week's doorway is simple and utilitarian, but the rest of the building is quite spectacular as one would expect from an I.M. Pei designed building. Tomorrow I will show a picture of the front of the building.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

UMASS Boston


University of Massachusetts Boston, one of five campuses of the state university system, is located on a 175-acre tract on Columbia Point peninsula, which it shares with the John F. Kennedy Library, and the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Steeple


Steeple of the Old North Church and sign to the Paul Revere House on the Freedom Trail in the North End.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Theme Day - Glass


This month's theme for the City Daily Photo Blog (CDPB) community is glass, and my contribution is an eyeglass store seen through the store's glass window. To see everyone in the CDPB participating this month click here to view thumbnails for all participants.