While this looks like it may have been created by Dr. Suess, it was actually designed by architect Frank Gehry. It is the Strata Center at MIT. I’d never heard of it or seen it until six months ago. Just after Christmas, a friend and I saw a slide show of Boston sites and there were images of the Strata Center included. We knew we had to find it.
“I love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” Og Mandino
The pillars around the doors to this building at MIT were rather striking. The featured image was made as a city bus passed by and created these rather dramatic light rails. The other image shows the entrance without the bus.
A friend and I parked in Central Square in Cambridge, MA for an evening of making images. We first wanted to check out some of the area’s graffiti and street art. A web search suggested Graffiti Alley, a place where people can paint the walls and such and it stays up until someone decides to paint over it. This man was kind enough to let me make some images of him at work, though I have to admit I did not get his name (shame on me).
We had one of the best Independence Day holidays in many years. Boston has a beautiful park (The Esplanade) and outdoor concert venue along the Charles River, which separates Boston and Cambridge. Midafternoon, we took the train into Boston and walked around in a light rain making some photos in the Boston Common and Public Gardens. The sun came out as we crossed the Longfellow Bridge onto the Cambridge side of the river. Cambridge closes down the roadway across from the concerts and sets up speakers for people to hear the music. We spread out a blanket and enjoyed some sandwiches and lemon cupcakes bought from street vendors. Not only did we enjoy the concert but met some very nice people all around us who had travelled from upstate New York and Chicago for the show.
Thank you to all who allowed me to photograph you. Cheers =)
A few weeks ago, we cycled into Harvard Square in Cambridge Massachusetts for the Honk Parade and Festival. It is a festival of activist street bands. I did not include the many protest signs (they are prety commonplace in Harvard Sq.) but everything and anything was represented. These are some of the more memorable sights.