Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Here Lies the Body

"Here lies the body of Elizabeth Viruen Wife to John Viruen Died October the 18th, 1721 in the 47th year of her age." This grave marker is found in the burying ground of the King's Chapel. NOTE: From 8/6/08-8/27/08, I will be out-of-Beantown and, therefore, unable to publish.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Boston Stock Exchange

The Boston Stock Exchange was founded in 1834. A securities exchange that makes markets in over 2,000 of the most active U.S. stocks and 125 stocks that are exclusively traded on BSE, or jointly on another exchange.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

King's Chapel

An interior view of the King's Chapel at 64 Beacon Street. King's Chapel was organized as an Anglican congregation in 1686. The present building opened in 1754. Today the church is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Park Street Station

Park Street Station located underground at the corner of Park and Tremont Streets just at the Boston Common. Shown here is the Boston College platform of the Green Line with an outbound train entering the station. The Green Line opened in 1897 making this the second oldest subway in the United States. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is called "The T" for short. Here "T patrons" are, as is said in the vernacular, "waiting for the T." Waiting for the T is something I do on a regular basis.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Federal Street - Guy Cleaning

Every Monday through Friday, approximately 8:30 to 9:00 a.m., this guy soaps up & squeegees down this ledge of highly polished granite. Even in winter he is out there with a bucket of steaming water.