Saturday, October 31, 2009

One fishes, one texts

Imaginary fishing in the Public Garden Pond while mom uses her mobile device to text someone.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

In honor of Halloween, this week's doorway pays homage to the festivities. This doorway is on Winter Street and sells all sorts of novelties, from cell phones to costumes. I walk by this place almost every day and I don't know what the name of the store is, but if you want something offbeat then this is the place, even if it isn't Halloween.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Phillips Brooks

The statue viewed through the columns of yesterday's picture was Phillips Brooks, a noted Boston clergyman and rector of Trinity Church. Under his inspiration architect H. H. Richardson and muralist John La Farge and stained glass artists William Morris and Edward Burne Jones created an architectural masterpiece in Trinity Church.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Public Garden Suspension Bridge

The signature suspension bridge over the middle of the pond in the Public Garden was erected in 1869. It has been called the world's smallest suspension bridge.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hungarian Memorial

Hungarian Monument by Gyuri Hollosy (1986) in Liberty Square Park, where citizens destroyed the British Stamp Act Office in 1765.

October 23rd is the anniversary of the 1956 Uprising. Memorial Day – Az 1956-os forradalom emléknapja. This national holiday commemorates the outbreak of the uprising against Soviet domination in 1956.

The memorial depicts a mound of rubble topped with a kneeling figure of a nude female holding her baby aloft, below her lies a fallen Hungarian soldier holding a flag pole flying the Hungarian flag. Protruding from the base of the rubble are several heads representing the students who fell during the Hungarian uprising. The figures are made of overlapping pieces of cast bronze. The sculpture rests on a circular granite base.

The memorial was commissioned by the Hungarian Society of Massachusetts to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. A private endowment for maintenance was donated by Sargent Collier and Devens H. Hamlen. The memorial was first dedicated on October 23, 1986, but was dismantled on November 15-16, 1986 and stored until May 1989 when it was rededicated after the plaza in Liberty Square Park was completed.

"October 23, 1956, is a day that will live forever in the annals of free men and nations. It was a day of courage, conscience and triumph. No other day since history began has shown more clearly the eternal unquenchability of man's desire to be free, whatever the odds against success, whatever the sacrifice required." - John F. Kennedy, on the first anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Street Work II

The work is almost finished on Winter Place and these guys seemed pretty pleased to have their picture taken. A few days make a difference.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Touring Boston

Sightseeing vehicles on the corner of School Street and Washington Street.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monochrome Monday

Interior shot of the round barn at Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Massachusetts. More monochrome photographs can be seen at Aileni's home of the Monochrome Maniacs.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Marching for Jobs

Various unions marching for jobs Thursday night on Franklin Street. It was unexpected to see a march like this, but luckily I had my little camera with me to catch a few shots.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Theme Day - Contrast

City Daily Photo Blog theme day this month is contrast. The contrast here is not only the light and the dark, but the new young conductor, Shi-Yeon Sung, filling in on very short notice for the injured James Levine at Symphony Hall Tuesday night.

To view the theme of "Contrast" as interpreted in other cities around the world click here to view thumbnails for all participants.