Saturday, October 31, 2009


For Halloween I found this lovely pumpkin in the Farmer's Market in Government Center.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Interior Courtyard

View of the interior courtyard of the Boston Public Library. One could imagine being in another country.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Saw this witty graffiti in the Copley Square Green Line station.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009


Saw these amazing sunflowers in the Farmer's Market. Seems a little late in the season. Maybe they are hothouse?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Boston Book Festival

Yesterday marked the Boston Book Festival. The speaker is Orhan Pamuck -- the Nobel prize winner in Literature! I had a front row seat! And his views & insights were extremely interesting. The venue is the Old South Church in Copley Square.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Concord Grapes

Saw these beautiful concord grapes at the Farmer's Market in Government Center. The aroma was amazing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Copley Square

Crystal clear blue sky in Copley Square. Corner of the Boston Public Library & South Church.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Jordan Hall

Balcony at New England Conservatory of Music's Jordan Hall.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Nashoba Wine

Bottles of wine in the shop at the Nashoba Winery in Bolten, Massachusetts. About an hour's drive west of Boston. The vines are on the property & the wine is bottled there as well.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Jaffa Cafe

Fun & unpretentious cafe just off Newbury Street. Specializes in Middle Eastern menu. Affordable. An old-fashioned cafe where on is permitted to sit & read & write.

Friday, October 16, 2009

John Wayne

Saw a John Wayne cut out in window on Commonwealth Avenue & Exeter Street.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Animal Families

Animal families from Guatemala in a shop called Maya on Newbury Street. Very cute!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

M Bar

M Bar is a popular nightspot at the Mandarin Oriental hotel on Boylston Street.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hancock Tower

One sees the reflective nature of the mirrored skin of the building & how this 60 story tower simply blends in with the environment without dominating the landscape.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall stage during the intermission. The stage flooring was replaced in 2007 because the original was dangerously buckling. The original blueprints of the flooring were used to recreate the late 19th c. hardwood maple stage right down to the handmade nails. In this manner the hope was to not alter the acoustics of this magnificent hall. The project was successful. The flooring is very white because the maple was not stained & thus reflects much light.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Symphony Hall

Closeup of the seats on the first balcony in the Boston Symphony Hall.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Historical Marker

An historical marker next to a mill stone near the Rose Kennedy Greenway. I have noticed before that the marker was blank. I assumed that the mill stone was discovered in excavations for the Big Dig highway project in the area. Yesterday I noticed somebody wrote the equivalent of: "We ran out of history." I think the graffiti artist must have been in a rush and missed a word. Graffiti is aggressively prosecuted in Boston.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Entered this stairwell in a building on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Abigail Adams

Close up of the bronze sculpture of Abigail Adams (1744-1818) the wife of the second president of the United States, John Adams. A highly educated woman well in advance of her times. The sculpture is part of the Boston Women's Monument on Commonwealth Avenue.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Commonwealth Avenue Mall

The Mall on Commonwealth Avenue in the pouring rain. Usually a lively place for pedestrians & dogs.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Boston Public Library

Found this framed photo of the library in Copley Square from the late 19th century. I just love the reflections in the plate glass windows.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Closeup of the spectacular metalwork adorning the lamps on the facade of the Boston Public Library.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Theme Day: Contrasts

Contrasts in color found in Fiesta Ware sold at the SoWa Antiques Market in the South End.