Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fanueil Hall

A warmish late winter day near Fanueil Hall. The temperatures were in the mid- to upper 40s (about 10C). Not generally warm enough to be out without a jacket, but a pleasant change in recent temperatures.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Charles Street MBTA Station

Here is a view of this station from a different angle, and here is one inside. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago, we don't have nearly as much snow left on the ground and what is left is a dirty gray. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday Doorway - Bromfield Camera

This weeks doorway happens to be of the camera store where I bought my Nikon D40, Bromfield Camera at No. 10 Bromfield Street. I've also bought a number of accessories and a few point and shoot cameras over the years here as well. I wonder how many people end up buying their camera equipment online and not at retail stores. Is price the most important consideration when camera shopping, or is personalized, knowledgeable service worth the extra cost?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stone bench

Stone bench on the mall at Commonwealth Ave.

Some visitors have asked about the inscription on the bench, and I realize I should have provided that information before, but here it is now.

In memory of Charles Pagelsen Howard, 1887-1966
Lawyer Soldier Public Servant and Defender of the Artistic Intergrity of Commonwealth Avenue

Presented to the City of Boston [by] The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay and Friends

Monday, February 23, 2009

Out of place

The building in the middle caught my eye as being terribly out of place with the brownstones on either side and the character of the street. All I want to know is what the architect was smoking thinking when he designed that building?

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Site of the former Filene's Dept. Store in Downtown Crossing. Construction has halted and all that remains is a building facade and a big hole in the ground covering one city block.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Which one?

I couldn't decide which one I liked better, so I am posting both of them.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bus shelter

Bus shelter on Long Wharf. In the reflection you can see the Odyssey, the ship from yesterday's post.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Watery reflections

Temperatures have changed from the teens to mid-50s resulting in large puddles and small lakes in the downtown area. This shot is from the mall on Commonwealth Avenue. One of the side benefits is I did not have to wear my winter shoes to work for the first time in a few months.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

This week's doorway is Cheers, the bar on Beacon Street where everyone knows your name.
Cheers was a tv show in the U.S. that ran for 11 seasons in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Seagulls on a cold winter day. In the background you can see the airplane tower at Logan Airport.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Building on Cambridge Street that used to be a parking lot for the Charles Cinema, which is long gone.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Theme Day: Paths and Passages

My choice for this months theme day is the path over the footbridge in the Boston Public Garden. I liked how the bushes lining the path look like frozen gumdrops with the snow on top. For a look at how other participants in the City Daily Photo Blog community interpreted the Paths and Passages theme click here to view thumbnails for all participants.