Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Skywatch Friday


Flags on the Parade Ground of the Boston Common in commemoration of Memorial Day, celebrated on Monday the 26th.



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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Flagging the Common


A garden of nearly 33,000 flags is being setup on the Boston Common in observance of Memorial Day. Each flag in the display represents a fallen service member from Massachusetts.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday Doorway


It's been quite a few months since I've posted a doorway, and it's about time again. This beautiful doorway was spotted on Dartmouth Street between Beacon St. and Commonwealth Ave.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Getting Ready for Spring


Maintenance on the lagoon in the Boston Public Garden two days ago. Spring seems a long way off with snow still falling today, but one can always hope for better (and warmer) weather.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Skywatch Friday


Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746–1817) was a Polish, Belarusian and Lithuanian national hero, and an honorary citizen of France who fought in the American Revolution under George Washington. In recognition of his dedicated and faithful service he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of Brigadier General in 1783, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States that same year.

This statue, erected in 1927 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the enlistment of Kosciuszko into the Continental Army, is the work of Theo Ruggles Kitson (1876-1932), one of the most prolific female bronze sculptors in America who also designed the world renowned statue of the Minuteman at the Lexington Battle Green. The sculpture portrays Kosciuszko holding the plans for the future West Point. The statue is located near the Boylston Street entrance of the Public Gardens.



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Monday, February 17, 2014

Winter View: Public Garden

It seems like it's going to be a long time until the Swan Boats return. More snow forecast for Tuesday.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Winter Bicycle


It's been a difficult winter in Boston this year, especially if you bicycle to work.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lucy Stone


Lucy Stone (1818-1893), was one of the first Massachusetts women to graduate from college. She was an ardent abolitionist, a renowned orator, and the founder of the Woman's Journal, the foremost women's suffrage publication of its era. A different view of the memorial on my other blog.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Filene's of Boston

The old Filene's department store in downtown Boston. The facade on the Summer St., designed by noted architect Daniel Burnham, was retained.



Panoramic view of the old building that was razed and is being built, literally, from the ground up.