Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
The Faneuil Hall Street Performers Festival was this weekend. We headed down and checked out a few of the performers - Magic Dave, Lucky Bob (my personal fave), and the kids pictured above that can do some serious dancing.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Pete & I were shopping for beer and cake (en route to a Memorial Day cookout) when the fire alarm went off in Shaws. As we had walked into the store I commented on how it smelled like bbq, and as we were walking out of the beer/wine section we noticed the smell again, and some smoke coming through the ventilation system. The ladder truck was already outside the store when we walked out, and the smoke appeared to be coming from the apartment complex in the adjacent building.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Recently I was walking through Boston Common and was surprised to see this...fence? made of branches. I missed the small sign explaining it the first time, but it turns out it's not a fence, it's a fishweir:
5000 years ago, in what is now Boston’s Back Bay, Native people built fishweirs in tidal flats to catch alewife, smelt and salmon. These four-foot high, fence-like structures were woven of alder, willow saplings and brush wattling and were made of over 65,000 wood stakes.
Archaeological evidence discovered during subway excavation and building construction over the last one hundred years indicates that fishweirs were built over a 1500-year period in tidal marsh now located 28 to 40 feet below the Boston Common and the Back Bay.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
These two white houses are for sale - the one on the left for $14.95 million. The one on the right is up for auction, but in order to put in a bid you have to present a certificate of wealth and put down a $500,000 deposit. No joke, that's the right number of zeros there. You can also see more pictures, including some interior shots, here.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
This is for Ainz at Zurich Daily Photo! Not technically Boston - this was found in Somerville's Davis Square. I wonder who you have to talk to in order to get approval to paint traffic control boxes like popcorn!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
This adorable boy and his younger brother sat in front of us at the Sox game tonight. He's nine years old and lived half his life in Atlanta and half his life in Boston, so he made a sign that said "Born a Brave, became a Red Sock. I can't lose!" When the Braves were up by 8 runs, he took off his Braves hat and put on his Sox hat and declared that he was going to root for the underdog (but he had his Red Sox jersey on the whole time). Unfortunately, his rally cap didn't help and the Red Sox let the Braves trample them 14-0. I guess it was payback for the 13-3 trampling that the Sox did during the afternoon game - what goes around comes around, right?!
Friday, May 18, 2007
It's rainy and gross AGAIN! The Sox were rained out Wednesday and played a double header yesterday. They were rained out again tonight, which means another double header tomorrow. The Boy and I had tickets to tonights game with my alumni group, so hopefully we don't get rained out tomorrow night as well!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Pastries! And Cakes!! And cookies!!! The Blue Frog Bakery is typically overlooked for one of the other cafes/bakeries/shops on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain because of it's location. There are no tables, and it is not fancy or well decorated. It is, however, delicious! The character above clings to the wall above the doorway, calling attention from anyone who peeks around the corner and down Green Street.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
You folks are lucky! I was on vacation last week, and leaving town we took a flight path I've never taken before. Because I force my boyfriend to give me the window seat whenever we fly, I had the most amazing views of the city! So I grabbed my camera! And the battery was dead. So I grabbed my spare battery! And it was dead. I thought I had failed you all.
Yesterday, we flew home. We had these great views the entire way up the coast from DC, and I thought there was no way that we would take the same flight path into the airport as we had going out. Never in my life have I taken that flight path out of Logan before. EVER. We got closer and closer to the city, and we were further west than usual. Friends! I do believe I have redeemed myself from the horror of not having fresh batteries!
This is the view from just north of the city - looking across the Charles towards downtown (Boston Common and the Public Gardens in the center), with Southie (of Goodwill Hunting fame) in the background. Click to enlarge (and that's an order, not a suggestion)!
ETA There's another shot of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood (where I currently live) in my personal photo blog, here!
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Monday, May 14, 2007
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Saturday, May 12, 2007
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Sunday, May 6, 2007
The Champions Cup Boston is in town this weekend - marking Sampras' return to tennis. We saw Sampras play Petr Korda and John McEnroe (above) play a poor guy named Tim Mayotte. Mayotte has been retired since 1992, but lives locally and was called up when Mat Wlander hurt his back and couldn't play. It was pretty obvious he was rusty, but he had a great sense of humor about it and put on a good show none the less!