Waiting to pick up my son at Logan Airport a few days ago.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Update to original post: The Granary Burying Groundin Massachusetts is the city of Boston's third-oldest cemetery. Located on Tremont Street, it is the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence, Paul Revere and the five victims of the Boston Massacre. The cemetery is adjacent to Park Street Church and immediately across from Suffolk University Law School.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
New England Holocaust Memorial near Fanueil Hall.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Below is a better view of the front of the Brighton High School building on Warren Ave.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Checking Wikipedia I discovered that Brighton is named after the town of Brighton in the English city of Brighton and Hove. For its first 160 years Brighton was part of Cambridge and was known as “Little Cambridge." Throughout much of its early history it was a rural town with a significant commercial center at its east end. Brighton separated from Cambridge in 1807 after a bridge dispute and was later annexed to Boston, in 1874.
Some notable residents of Brighton were Michael Bloomberg, current mayor of New York; John Krasinski, star of the U.S. version of The Office; and Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and many other Boston based novels.
Thanks to Jack in Hartford for finding some information on the sculpture in front of the school. It is Harold Connolly, a four time Olympian who set many national and world records in the Hammer throw. Connolly went to this school when it was Brighton High School, which is now located across the street. Read more about Harold Connolly.