Tuesday, September 29, 2015

John Hancock

This is the headquarters of the John Hancock Insurance Co. in Boston. Their previous building was the 62 story tower in the Back Bay on Clarendon St. You can see the 62 story glass tower and the original Hancock building in this 2008 picture. Hancock sold the tower in 2004 and downsized to this new building on Congress St. in the Seaport District. More from the Boston Globe.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant

At one time, one of the busiest restaurants in the country, Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant on Northern Avenue is closed and soon scheduled for demolition. It will be replaced by a 21 story apartment and retail tower in the rapidly changing Seaport district of Boston.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Food trucks on Belvidere Street

On the street between the fountains of the Christian Science Center and the Prudential Center. Food trucks like these can be found all over the city, which is a good thing for tourists who don't want to spend too much time or money in a restaurant while touring the city; and it's a cheap and easy meal for nearby office workers.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

It's Father's Day in the U.S. and I thought I would post a picture of my father when he was a young man. This photo was taken at a friend's wedding in 1950; his whole life still ahead of him. He survived WWII and the Battle of the Bulge to come home and eventually raise six kids with my mother. He's been gone a long time, but he's still missed.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Filene's of Boston Building Site

View of the new 52 story building going up (with red crane) on the site of the original Filene's of Boston, as viewed from the Boston Common, June 18, 2015.

You can see a different perspective from one of my earlier posts of this building from February 2014.

Here is another view of the building site, when the old Filene's was being torn down, from April 12, 2008.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow, and more Snow

Four storms in three weeks adds up to a lot of snow. It is pretty, but only if you don't have to try to use our broken public transportation system. Six feet of snow and the city's public transportation system collapses, God help the world if Boston wins the 2024 Olympics.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

It's so cold in Boston ....

Even the Brewer Fountain statues are bundling up. Friday morning temperature is expected to be 2 degrees.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Keystone Building

Located on the banks of the Neponset River in Dorchester, the Keystone Building (~1910) was a piano factory and then a camera company. During WWII an aunt was employed in the building assembling munitions for the war effort. Today the building has been repurposed as an apartment building.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Edgar Allan Poe in Boston

On October 5, 2014, "Poe Returning to Boston" was unveiled at Edgar Allan Poe Square (the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston). Artist Stefanie Rocknak designed the life-sized statue of the writer. Its funding and installation were overseen by the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston in honor of the writer's birth in this city on January 19, 1809.

Monday, January 5, 2015