Thursday, April 29, 2010

Electra Glide in Blue


Transit police motorcycles lined up at Park and Tremont Streets the day of the Boston Marathon.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

All aboard

This is Frank, a "Redcap" at South Station in Boston. Frank has been a Redcap for a year, but has worked for Amtrak for 30 years. He said he stepped in about a year ago when one of the Redcaps got hurt. He said he has done just about everything at Amtrak and he really loves his job. Frank can also be seen on the Amtrak Guest Rewards website as one of the models at a train station.

I'm heading out of town and will not be doing any posting or commenting for awhile..

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Marathon Day


Today is Patriots' Day in Massachusetts and also the 114th BAA Boston Marathon race. The flower box on Beacon Street sets the tone for the day across much of Massachusetts as everyone is consumed with race results and of friends that may be running. Click here to view my pictures of last year's finish line.

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.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Skywatch Friday : Weekend Reflections


A mirrored building on the corner of State Street and the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Surface Road reflects the brilliant blue sky and clouds. View other Skywatch Friday photos from around the world. This post is also included in Weekend Reflections.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Heading to South Station


Heading to the train station after work on chilly April evening. A similar scene in B&W on a windswept February day.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Casino Jobs Now!


Construction companies, unions, and some workers staged a demonstration about a week and a half ago to apply pressure to the state to pass legislation for casinos in Massachusetts. Many states are struggling with budget shortfalls due to a combination of over spending, poor fiscal management and recession. Now any jobs project is cast with added urgency, even though the project may be of dubious benefit to the state, and its citizens.

Seen here are some of the demonstrators in front of the State House.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday Doorway


This is the main doorway of the Parker House on School Street. The Parker House is the oldest continually functioning hotel in America (1855) and is one of only two hotels on the Freedom Trail. The Parker House is noted for its Parker House rolls and Boston Cream Pie, the official dessert of Massachusetts.

The Parker House is also notable as the first Boston hotel to have hot and cold running water, and an elevator. It is also notable for having Ho Chi Minh work there as a busboy, and Malcom X as a waiter. Notable vistors to the hotel have included English writer Charles Dickens, and the not so notable John Wilkes Boothe. Boothe stayed at the hotel the week before assasinating President Lincoln.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

U.S. Census

This young man was handing out flyers to attract people to a job fair for Census workers at City Hall the other day. The U.S. Census is required by law to count every resident in the United States every 10 years.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

From here to eternity

Checking messages in the Old Granary Burial Ground in front of Samuel Adams' gravesite.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Aftermath


The pond in the Public Garden had been drained. The water you see here is from all the rain we've gotten recently.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Theme Day - RED

Seen in the Harvard Square subway station.
It's the first of the month and so once again it is theme day for the City Daily Photo Blog community. Click here to view thumbnails of all other participating RED sites.