Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flagging the Common

In advance of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, volunteers posted flags on the Parade Ground in the Boston Common on Wednesday. The tall monument you can see in two of the pictures is the Civil War monument to soldiers and sailors.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Doorway

Opened in 1915 to accommodate Massachusetts’ flourishing fishing trade of the early 1900’s, the 1,200-foor long, 300-foot wide pier and its buildings provided a large, efficient facility for fishermen, fish processors and fish distributors. The facility included its own power plant as well as the world’s largest ice manufacturing plant. In 1963, the Boston Fish Pier reached its peak, landing a total of 339 million pounds of fish. Today, 120,000 square feet of renovated space on the first two floors of the pier’s two three story-processing buildings is leased to fish processors and distributors. Separate first floor elevator lobbies lead office tenants to third floor office space. Although new uses have been introduced to the Pier, fishing and fish processing remain its primary function. In 1989, 16 million pounds of fish was landed on the Pier and, supplemented by trucked in product; 32 million pounds was processed there.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

First Manassas

Tour group marching across the First Manassas battlefield. Statue in the background is Stonewall Jackson.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monochrome Monday

Cannon on the First Manassas Battlefield, Manassas, Virginia, the American Civil War.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


One of Boston's finest craft beers is the Harpoon Brewery located on Northern Ave. on the Boston waterfront.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Flowers for Mother's Day

Today in the U.S. we celebrate Mother's Day. I dedicate these flowers to all mothers.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hatch Shell

Located on the Esplanade, the Hatch Memorial Shell is where the Boston Pops plays their July 4th nationally televised concert. You can see two other views of the shell: one here, and here.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Standing ovation for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony last night at Symphony Hall. Led by Bernard Haitink in the final program of the season, featuring soloists Jessica Rivera, Meredith Arwady, Roberto Saccá, and Günther Groissböck, with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Tomorrow night's concert (8:00pm) is going to be streamed live on the internet, information here. I consider myself fortunate to live in a city with such a great orchestra.

Thursday, May 3, 2012