Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Reader


... and uninvited guest. Enlarge the picture and you will see the duck sneaking up on the girl and her food in the bag from "Au Bon Pain".

Monday, August 30, 2010

Baby and Girl


At the Fenway entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts, Giant Baby Head and girl texting. The sculpture is by Spanish sculptor Antonio López García. The baby's twin rests at the other end of the museum entrance.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bride to be?


I think there is a story here, a bride outside the church make a phone call. Who is she calling? Is someone not where he is supposed to be, or is she just checking up on last minute arrangements.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A bird in hand


Bronze sculpture on a granite base of a small, nude boy crouched and holding in a bird in his left hand. He is kneeling on a rock formation out of which water spouts. The sculpture is mounted on a pedestal in the shape of a bird bath. The pedestal is attached to a large granite pool. The sculptor was Bashka Paeff, known as the Subway Sculptor for her work on the Park Street Subway station. The sculpture was originally created in 1934, cast in 1977, and a second recast in 1992. It is located near the Arlington Street entrance.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Boston City Hall

A victim of the Brutalist style of architecture, City Hall is one of the ugliest buildings in a city full of history and some lovely architecture. Though a close up shot like this does make it look better than it actually is. Click the following link for a picture I posted two years ago and you can judge for yourself if you think it is ugly too.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Profile


A worker in white, probably the chef or owner of a restaurant in Harvard Square.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Doorway


This week's doorway I found on a recent trip up the Maine coast. It does not belong to a barn, but to a wooden ship repair facility.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A play at the plate




I captured this sequence at Saturday night's minor league ball game in Pawtucket. I liked the look of determination on the catcher's face to beat the runner to the plate and tag him, but the runner was too fast and slid in under the tag and was safe. The Buffalo Bisons may have scored first, but the Red Sox won the game 6-4

Friday, August 6, 2010

Skywatch Friday


Early evening sky at the Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Durham Bulls last Saturday night; the Bulls played excellent ball and routed the Sox that night 5-1. View other Skywatch Friday photos.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Waiting (to cross the street)


It's always a good idea in Boston to wait for the light before crossing, even when the light gets in your eye.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday Doorway


This weeks Doorway is the Harvard Lampoon brightly colored door you see above. Located at the intersection of Mt. Auburn, Bow, and Plympton Streets on a triangular bit of land stands an odd-shaped building that has a turret at one end. This building is the Harvard Lampoon Building, or Harvard Lampoon Castle, as it is some times called. The brick building has several features that make it stand out despite its diminutive size. First, it is a narrow, wedge-shaped building that fits within the confines of the parcel. This makes the building appear to be in the middle of the road. Next, the turret that is between Bow and Mt. Auburn Streets has a brightly colored door. On the apex of the pointed roof is an ibis. Third, it has distinctive sides that have a Flemish style architecture to them. Near the top on the Mt. Auburn Street side are two dates: 1906, when the building was built, and 1875, when the Harvard Lampoon Club was founded.

The building was designed by Edmund Wheelwright and built for the Harvard Lampoon Club, a social club. This club publishes the Harvard Lampoon, which is currently the longest running English-language humor magazine.


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Source for this information comes from waymarking.com

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Remembering


Visitor inside the New England Holocaust Museum, located on Congress Street near Faneuil Hall. Enlarge the image to see more clearly the numbers etched on the glass. These numbers represent the registration numbers of the six million victims of the six major nazi death camps. Other images of the memorial.