Last Monday was the Boston Marathon. The weekend before is like a big party in Boston. There are thousands of visitors and the finish line is all set up. People congregate there to take photos. In the past, I’ve gone later in the day and found it crowded and difficult to move or get good pictures. Last Sunday, I arrived there at about 6:30 AM. There were people milling around taking photos but it was much less crowded. I met two nice groups, one from Ohio and another from China. The Ohio group was into big group shots. Team China (as I call them) preferred action shots with lots of running and jumping. I hope everyone had a good race.
I posted these photos three years ago. It is one of my favorite sculpture installations in Boston. I pass by it often and always find myself reflecting on it. This week, I was thrilled to receive an e-mail from its creator, Ann Hirsch. She needed good, high-resolution photos of two parts of the sculpture. I was thrilled she had found and chosen mine to request. I sent them straight away. Also, I did a search on her work and found that she has a new installation in Boston’s North End. I ‘m looking forward to venturing there with my camera.
This is another repeat photo. This street art graces a wall near Roxbury Crossing in Boston.
I’ve been hearing some large animals leaving our yard in the predawn hours when I leave for the gym in the dark. The other morning, I slept a bit later and saw a trio of deer nibbling around my wife’s garden. They stayed for a bit until a passing jogger spooked them.
This image is from two years ago. It’s the Mystic Tobin Bridge and is just starting a multiyear renovation. It will look the same when don but will hopefully be in better shape.
Boston’s swanboats are due to launch for the 2019 season in the next week.
This photo has also appeared here before. They keep talking about replacing this bridge but so far, I’ve yet to see the work begin.