Sunday, June 26, 2016

George Robert White Memorial Fountain - "The Angel"

George Robert White Memorial Fountain in the northwest corner of the Public Garden. An allegorical winged female figure atop a granite base installed in an elliptical-shaped pebble and granite fountain. The female figure holds a basket with her proper right arm outstretched and casts bread upon the waters. Two bronze cornucopias flank the central figure.

George Robert White was one of the City's foremost philanthropists who left $5 million to the city of Boston in 1922 to finance “works of public beauty and utility” throughout the City. White’s sole request was to have $50,000 of the funds set aside for the creation of a memorial in his memory. Well-known sculptor, Daniel Chester French, was commissioned to create this memorial in the Public Garden, which was completed and dedicated in 1924.

Location: Boston Public Garden at the corner of Arlington and Beacon Streets.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Boston Common

Boston Common yesterday afternoon. The church spire visible in the center of the image is the Park Street Church on the corner of Park and Tremont (Brimstone Corner). The sparkling new glass building in the background is on the site of the old Filene's store, now a 52 story tower in the Downtown Crossing area.