Thursday, April 30, 2009

Boston Common

View of the Parade Grounds on the Boston Common. The structure on the left is one of the entrances to the parking garage beneath the Common, in the far distance to the right you can see another entrance to the garage.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

This weeks doorway is a little departure from my usual Wednesday doorway and is instead a close up of a church door. I found this to be of more interest than the whole doorway. For those curious about such things, the door is from Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Newbury Street.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monochrome Monday - Stairs

Today is Monday and it's time to get back to work. It's also the day for many of us to post a b&w photo. We can all be found at the Home of Monochrome Monday. Give the others a visit and leave a comment or two. Have a great week.

These stairs are adjacent to the JFK Federal Building in City Hall Plaza and lead to the North End. I was lucky when I was taking the picture a man appeared in the distance to complete the composition.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


North End Emergency Call Box on Hanover Street with directions to various Italian cities. Where would you go in Italy?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

School vacation

I spotted these young girls with the million dollar smiles sitting on the Esplanade yesterday. Actually, I heard them giggling and enjoying themselves before seeing them and couldn't resist asking if I could take their picture. They happily posed for me with their balloons and told me they were from Wellesley and have been on school vacation this week. Don't you wish you looked as good in a balloon hat?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Reading in the park

Every book has its reader, and every reader has her book. This reader is enjoying her break last week with a book in the Public Gardens.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

Whaddya Need? If you don't know you can fuhgeddaboudit.

Actually, the answer can be found in this week's doorway on Salem Street in the North End. It looks like it might be a clearing house for any type of service an urban city dweller would ever need.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Boston Marathon

Monday was the the 113th BAA Boston Marathon, which begins in Hopkinton and ends in Boston. I was in Copley Square and caught the runners just after they crossed the finish line.

The list of winners can be found on the Boston Marathon website.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monochrome Monday - Bench

This monday's photo for Monochrome Monday is a close up of one of the benches in Post Office Square we saw yesterday.

Many more b&w photos are being posted today and can be found at Ailenis Monochrome Monday site. Please visit and leave a comment or two. Have a great week.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Polcaris Coffee

After posting brewery photos yesterday, I thought it would be good to change beverages and switch to coffee. Therefore, I present Polcaris, one of the best places in the North End to purchase ground or whole bean coffee. Great service and coffee in a friendly Italian grocery. My favorite on Saturdays is Viennese Cinnamon, black. However you take your coffee or tea, enjoy and have a wonderful Saturday.

Interior of Polcaris from a previous visit (post) on January 15th.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Samuel Adams Brewery

Main brewing room floor of the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain. You can see some of the vats used to process the beers and the specialty beers aging in their wooden casks. The small brewery in Boston is used for brewing some of their specialty beers; they have other breweries are in Lehigh, Pennsylvania and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Close up view of the beer vats below.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

This week's doorway is the building at 500 Boylston Street, which also happens to be the building used as the setting for the television series Boston Legal. The series just ended its five year run on American television.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Samuel Adams Brewery

Saturday we visited the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain. I wanted to show this picture from the Brewery tasting room because it includes a shot of my oldest son and today is his 23rd birthday. Happy Birthday Artie!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monochrome Monday - Building lobby

It's Monday and the weekend is over, so it's time to go back to work. This building lobby is one I sometimes cut through on my way to work, when I get off the train at South Station.

Monday also means Monochrome Monday because participating blogs post b&w photos. These monochrome maniacs can be found at Ailenis. Please visit and leave a comment or two. Have a great week.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Jack Daniels

Delivery for Saturday night, good Tennessee whiskey. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as last Saturday's delivery.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

North End Streets

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

This weeks doorway was shot a few weeks ago on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge. I loved the colors of the store and especially its name - Weirdo Records.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Monochrome Monday - Approaching train

Monday morning means taking the train to work and posting a b&w photo. A like minded group of monochrome maniacs can be found here at the Home of Monochrome Monday. Give them a visit and leave a comment or two. Have a great week.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Rain on Friday and the best I could do was a picture out my office window.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Touring Boston

Seen on School Street yesterday at lunchtime, a tourist group being led by a guide in period costume.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Theme Day-Yellow

One of Boston's finest sitting astride his horse at Downtown Crossing in front of the facade of the old Filene's building.

This month's theme for City Daily Photo Blog is "Yellow." Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.