Sunday, February 28, 2010

King's Chapel

View of King's Chapel on the corner of School and Tremont Street. King's Chapel was first established in 1686 by the King of England to serve the Tories, loyalists to the crown. After closing its doors during the Revolution, in 1785 the congregation broke its ties with the Episcopal Church and became the first unitarian church in the United States. Read more of the church's history.

View a close up of the church's iron fence I showed a few days ago.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday Doorway

This week's doorway is an interior door at the Worcester Art Museum. Wouldn't you like to see what other treasures lie just beyond?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Big Tree

I'm a little tired of all the bare trees and gray skies, so here is colorful tree from last November. A fitting counterpoint to yesterday's bare tree in b+w.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monochrome Monday

Enjoying a sunny and mild winter day even the ducks are out for a stroll.

This shot was taken a few years ago. I was standing in front of Suffolk Law School, looking through the building's columns towards Park Street Church. At the time, the church was undergoing renovations.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Old State House

This is one of my favorite scenes of Boston, the Old State House viewed from Court Street. It was my very first post on this blog almost three years ago. For history buffs, The Boston Massacre took place in front of the balcony and the original site is marked by a cobblestone circle in the square.

This is my first entry for the Scenic Sunday photo meme. You can see other great scenery photographs by visiting the home of Scenic Sunday.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Beacon Street Mall

View looking up the Beacon Street Mall in the Boston Common. You can view another shot I took last March looking down the mall.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Portable Post Office

Post Office truck on Federal Street near the Bank of America building. Their motto should be, "if you can't get to the post office, we'll come to you."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bromfield Street

A view up Bromfield St. at the corner of Province Street during the snow storm we got yesterday. The restaurant pictured is Marliave's, which originally opened in 1885.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monochrome Monday

Rainy days and Mondays seem to go together so well. Please visit other monochrome sites hosted, as always, by Aileni.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Surreal Snow

A snow storm was predicted for Boston on Wednesday and all the meteorologists were continuously warning us for days of the large amounts of impending snow coming our way. Many people stayed home, businesses closed early and public schools closed. Reality was quite a bit different as you can see from this photo I took about 3:00pm. Yes, that is a snowplow parked and waiting for the snow, along with everyone else. It was pretty surreal with an almost empty downtown.

We did get some snow later, but only a couple of inches. I wish I could be wrong as much as meteorologists are and still keep my job, but then I'm not in the entertainment meteorology field.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday brings us to Park Street and people soliciting for a cause. Sometimes the cause people solicit for is for themselves (panhandlers), and sometimes the cause is for others.

Panhandlers are mostly benign as they ask for change and some even offer good wishes as you hurry by. Professional panhandlers, or rather paid solicitors, accost you with guilt and challenge you to save the [insert cause here]. I know they are just trying to do some good while also making some money for themselves, but I just can't shake the feeling it's a little bit of a scam. I guess maybe I just don't like the hard sell.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fanueil Hall, Interior

It's hard to believe, but this is Fanueil Hall on a weekday. On warmer days this place is extremely crowded, but on a cold February day it offers a little warmth on a lunchtime stroll.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday Doorway

This week's doorway is of the Boston Opera House on Washington Street. Below is another shot that gives more of a sense of the spaciousness of the entryway.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Two Theaters

Paramount theater, now part of Emerson College, will open in March after two years or renovations. The theater will house a 550-seat live performance venue for the arts. In the foreground is the Boston Opera House, which will feature prominently in our post tomorrow.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monochrome Monday + Theme Day: Wood

Today is Monochrome Monday and so it is also the first day of the month which is theme day for City Daily Photo Blogs (CDPB) around the world. My contribution for theme day is a life size wooden soldier I saw at Quincy Market at Christmastime.

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