Saturday, April 17, 2010

Swan Boats


Today is the official opening of the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden. Unfortunately, cold and wet weather may keep many from attending the celebration. I took this shot on sunnier and warmer day earlier this week, when the boats were first launched and not yet fully assembled. Below is a closer view of the boats from a different angle.

13 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Soon enough...

Cezar and Léia said...

Hope the weather does improve...
God bless you!
Cezar

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I was born in 1941 and when I was a small boy my mother read to me from a charming book by Robert McCloskey called "Make Way For Ducklings". It was about a family of ducks that made its home in the Boston Public Gardens and the wonderful illustrations included these swan boats. Many years later I visited Boston for the first time and saw these same swan boats looking just like McCloskey's drawings and the memory of the book came flooding back. The swan boats are still in the garden and the book is still for sale. I am reassured that some good things have not changed. Thanks.

Vivian said...

Beautiful! I love to go rowing. The weather will improve, I am sure.
Do you go rowing in these boats? How many can fit in one boat?

brattcat said...

Hope the sun returns soon to light a path across the lake for the boats.

hip chick said...

not a good day for swan boating.

Merritt by Design said...

Did that for the first time last year, very cool. Love the park.

~Cheryl said...

What a nice assortment of trees, too!

Lachezar said...

Beautiful image, beautiful place to relax and take a stroll!

Holly said...

Pretty photo ...and thanks to Tulsa Gentleman for the reminder of "Make Way for Ducklings".
Holly, sicilydaybyday.blogspot.com; hollyberryelf.blogspot.com

valeria said...

What a lovely place... it looks so quiet and relaxing... I'd love to rent one of those rowing boats

Marie-Noyale said...

A buccolic place to spent a weekend afternoon..

swardfish1 said...

Okay. For all you wondering about the Swan Boats, they are not row boats, they are paddle boats. The driver sits In the swan (unfortunately only Employees pedal the boat, which is good, because they are hard to pedal, mainly because they each weigh almost 2 tons fully loaded) the pontoons in the water are the bottom of the boat. There are two pontoons to a boat, and 5 rows of benches on each boat. Check out www.swanboats.com for more info.