Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tree


One of the many magnificent looking trees at the Arnold Arboretum with a light coating of snow.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Winter Light



Stairway to Pinebank Promontory overlooking Jamica Pond, part of the Emerald Necklace Parks designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ether Monument / Good Samaritan



This 40-foot-tall monument in the Public Garden near the corner of Beacon Street and Arlington Street commemorates not a person, but a medical breakthrough: the use of ether as an anesthetic. The first public demonstration of ether anesthesia was conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1846 by Boston dentist William T.G. Morton and Doctor John Collins Warren. Morton administered the ether, and Warren then removed a tumor from an unconscious patient. Ether had enormous benefits, allowing doctors to work more closely and carefully, and giving patients a respite not only from pain, but also from the anxiety associated with surgery. Atop the monument, two figures sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward enact a Biblical story about the relief of suffering. The Good Samaritan is shown caring for an injured stranger he met on the road.

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Description from Boston Arts Commission

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Make Way for Ducklings



The Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Public Garden. There is currently an exhibit of the Art of Robert McCloskey at the Museum of Fine Arts until June 18, 2017. The exhibit is a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941).