Enjoyed the St. Anthony’s festival in the North End tonight. Boston is one awesome city.
Dre fits right in.
A picture from the Boston bussing riots. The photographer who took this spoke to a class I was in once. He made it a point to explain that pictures never tell the full story. Here, it looks as though the assailant with the flag has accomplices holding a man in place for him to go after.
Apparently, that was not the case. Were it a video, you would see that those men holding this victim in place were actually trying to drag him to safety and away from the attacker.
There is always a perspective you have not found for just about anything you see.
Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA
Zakim Bridge, Boston.
As a Bostonian, I have always believed Williams played my favorite Boston movie character. He was perfect in that film. The Public Garden and Carlton Fisk scenes are two of my favorite movie scenes, ever.
This is the worlds oldest known aerial photograph. Boston, 1860.
“Boston, as the eagle and wild goose see it, is a very different object from the same place as the solid citizen looks up at its eaves and chimneys. The Old South and Trinity Church are two landmarks not to be mistaken. Washington Street slants across the picture as a narrow cleft. Milk Street winds as if the old cowpath which gave it a name had been followed by the builders of its commercial palaces. Windows, chimneys, and skylights attract the eye in the central parts of the view, exquisitely defined, bewildering in numbers…. As a first attempt it is on the whole a remarkable success; but its greatest interest is in showing what we may hope to see accomplished in the same direction.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Most of these buildings were destroyed in the Great Fire of 1872. Old South (the steeple at center-left) survived. As did Quincy Market, the long building at the very top/left. However, it is no longer a waterfront building as the city has been extended outward into the harbor.
Winthrop’s “City on a hill.”
Taken last month; The Daniel Malcolm tomb stone in Boston’s Copps Hill Burying Ground.