Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday Doorway

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!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

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!

Joyeux Noel

Kellemes Karacsonyi Unnepeket!

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Natal

Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar

Froehliche Weihnachten

Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo

Kala Christouyenna!

Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket

Sarbatori vesele

God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År

Buone Feste Natalizie

Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova

Linksmu Kaledu

Maligayan Pasko!

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie

Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom

Vrolijk Kerstfeest

Srecan Bozic!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wednesday Doorway

A festive looking doorway on Beacon Hill. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all.

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

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wassail Parade

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

Monday, December 15, 2008


Items in the pantry at the Aitken House on the Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vermont.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Harvard Bridge

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.

Wednesday, December 10, 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

Barren landscape

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.

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

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Ducklings

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

Wednesday Doorway

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.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tina Turner

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."

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.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

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.