Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This isn't really a doorway, but three archways near the door to the Old South Church on Boylston Street. I liked the wreaths and colorful banners and thought this was a good picture to end 2008. Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Massachusetts State House
A snowy state house in December.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Arch and Franklin Street
Corner of Arch and Franklin streets.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Frog Pond Skating
Ice skating on the Frog Pond in Boston Common.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Snow covered wreath and lantern at the Massachusetts State House.
May you enjoy the blessings of the season, and no matter how you say it, Merry Christmas!
Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
Kellemes Karacsonyi Unnepeket!
Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År
Buone Feste Natalizie
Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
A festive looking doorway on Beacon Hill. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Snowy days and nights
It snowed most of the weekend requiring us to move a lot of snow off cars and sidewalks.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Washington and Franklin streets
Corner of Washington and Franklin streets on a rainy day just before the snow started on Friday.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Luxe Condo - Update
Shot of the nearly completed luxury condo building at 45 Province Street. Pictures of its construction can be viewed here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wassail Parade II
Another image from the Wassail Horse Parade in Woodstock Vermont.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Two of the riders in the Wassail Parade through the center of Woodstock, Vermnt. The parade had over fifty horses (two goats) and riders dressed in holiday costumes and period dress from the early 19th Century.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This week's Wednesday Doorway is from Woodstock, Vermont.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Maplewood Farm, Woodstock Vermont
Monday, December 15, 2008
Items in the pantry at the Aitken House on the Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vermont.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Sign of the season
Christmas hat seen in Woodstock, Vermont.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The Harvard Bridge (also known locally as the "M.I.T. bridge" or the "Mass. Ave. bridge") carries Massachusetts Avenue (Route 2A) from Back Bay, Boston to Cambridge and is the longest bridge over the Charles River.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Doorway of the Goethe Institute in Boston.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
A Civil War Monument in the Boston Common. The monument stands 72 feet tall, or 22 meters. The total cost of the monument was 110,000 in 1877 and was funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The column is topped by a figure representing the Genius of America. Four statues at the base represent Peace, the Sailor, the Muse of History, and the Soldier. Bas-relief plaques depict the departure and return of the forces, the Navy, and the work of the Boston Sanitary Commission. In one plaque, Longfellow can be seen accompanying the governor. The figures at the base of the column represent the sections of the country: North, South, East, and West.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Rolling hills at World's End in Hingham, Mass. In 1945, this 251 acre property was short-listed to be the site of the United Nations headquarters, which ultimately found its home in New York City. Twenty years later it was eyed as a possible site for a nuclear power plant, but thanks to community opposition the site was preserved.
Friday, December 5, 2008
A Stately Tree
World's End was once an island at high tide, but colonial farmers dammed the salt marsh to grow hay and cleared almost all the trees for cropland. In the 1880s, wealthy businessman John Brewer built a farming estate. In 1890 he hired Frederick Law Olmstead to design a large subdivision; while the homes were never built, four miles of carriage roads remain.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Trees on a ridge line at World's End in Hingham. World's End is one of the 30 islands of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreational Area. Unlike most National Parks, this park is administered by a partnership of national, state, and local representatives called the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Doorway on Beacon Street.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
View from my office window.
Monday, December 1, 2008
December 2008 Theme Day: Circles/Spheres
This month's theme is circles/spheres. My contribution is the spherical barriers outside the O'Neill Federal Building at North Station.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Cactus plant from a trip to Arizona a few years ago.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Boston City Hall
A different look at City Hall made to look like a miniature version of itself.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
It's Thanksgiving so I thought I would post some ducklings for those who don't like turkey. Here's a bird's eye view of the ducklings and a different view with some children riding the ducklings.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This beautiful doorway can be found at the Boston Athenaeum 10 1/2 Beacon Street.
This post is a repeat from August 29, 2007, but is too beautiful a doorway not to showcase a second time.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
What connects us all.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Close up view of wrist watch on my desk.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
In case you missed the performance of Tina Turner at the Garden a few days ago, here is picture outside North Station.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Samuel Eliot Morrison
Bronze statue on a granite base of Samuel Eliot Morrison located on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, between Exeter and Fairfield Streets. Circular platform at foot of sculpture includes bronze casts of shells, starfish, and crabs, as if at the ocean's edge. Sculpture by Penelope Jencks.
Commemorates Samuel Eliot Morison, historian, sailor and two-time Pulitzer prize winning author. Morison researched and personally retraced the route Columbus took to the New World, and later documented Columbus' adventures and translated Columbus' log in his epic work, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea."
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Ugliest Building in the world
I've known for a long time Boston City Hall was the ugliest building in Boston, but now Virtual Tourist ranks City Hall as one of the ugliest buildings in the world.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Boston Public Library
Main branch of the BPL in Copley Square.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Banners at Fanueil Hall Marketplace
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Outdoor art on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. In the background is the Custom House, which is now a Marriott Hotel.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Firefighter memorial on Commonwealth Avenue. Overall view of the memorial
Friday, November 14, 2008
James Hook Lobster Co.
The Hook Lobster Co. experienced a fire in early June and its building was a total loss. The company is currently working out of trailer pictured above. The gold lobster resting against the building is the weather vane that used to sit atop the original building.
Below is a menu board listing this week's prices.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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