Tuesday, July 31, 2012

City Hall

I've previously posted pictures of City Hall seven times. You can see them here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Even though I find the building ugly, and have said so many times, I still seem drawn to it as a subject. Of course, part of the reason may be, it is so massive it is impossible to overlook.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Monochrome Monday

King's Chapel Burying Ground, on the corner of Tremont and School Streets, is the oldest burying place in Boston proper. The burying ground is the final resting place for many colonists, including John Winthrop, the Colony's 12 term governor; Hezekiah Usher, the colony's first printer; Mary Chilton, the first woman to step off the Mayflower.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Food trucks are a common sight in Boston and now we are even seeing trucks selling cupcakes.
I suppose an alternate title for this post could have been, The Illustrated Woman.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


At the Fenway entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts. The sculpture is by Spanish sculptor Antonio López García.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Armenian Genocide Monument

The Armenian Genocide monument is located near Fanueil Hall and was dedicated in May of this year. The Armenian Genocide refers to the systematic killing of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. According to the Armenian National Institute, 43 states, including Massachusetts recognize the Armenian Genocide.

The sculpture, a 12-sided abstract geometric shape, a split dodecahedron, is resting on a 16-foot diameter reflecting pool and will have 24-26 different configurations. The monument is ringed by benches and visitors may walk the Labyrinth, which celebrates the journey of life. Annually, the sculpture will be reconfigured to commemorate lives lost during the 1915-23 genocide and all other massacres that have marked the immigrant experience.

Below is a close-up view of the monument and you can see the water reflecting on several sides of the monument.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Doorway

This week's doorway, like last week's, can be found on Park Drive in the Fenway.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monochrome Monday

Porch, Adams Mansion, Quincy, Mass. Home of two US Presidents, John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Addition at the Gardner Museum

Harriet this is for you. I promised to show you the new addition of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and here it is, finally. The first photo is a view of the new building from Evans Way. The photo below is a close up view of both the new and old building as seen from Palace Road.

For anyone interested, here is a link to the Gardner Museum website with more information and pictures of the new wing.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Navy Leapfrogs

On Monday the US Navy Parachute Leapfrogs Team demonstrated their skills parachuting to the Boston Common. As you can see, there was a swarm of media interviewing this parachutist. Watch a cable news report video.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Crew on the Indonesian Ship Dewaruci

While some of the crew were adjusting one of the gangways, a senior officer kept an eye on them.

Indonesian Tall Ship Dewaruci

Everyone was trying to get a good look at the Dewaruci, a ship owned and operated by the Indonesian Navy and built as a sail training vessel.