Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
This is my kind of shop...while it's perhaps not the finest quality photo we've ever posted, I loved the slogan on the awning. This shop is located right in Roslindale Square and has lovely objects displayed in the window. On their website they claim:
"An MIT grad student computed that we have enough ribbon to circle the Moon three times over. Since we have no intention of tarting up the moon in that way we'd love to sell you some yardage."
When I walked by today they weren't open, but hopefully I'll have the chance soon to pop in and see what it's all about!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
When I was very little (two or three years old) my family lived in Roslindale. Obviously, I don't remember too much about it. I don't remember where exactly in Roslindale we lived, or what exactly our home looked like, but I have clear and distinct memories of being taken to the Roslindale Public Library. I *think* I remember sitting for story time inside, but that memory is kind of muddled by age at this point. I do remember knowing we were near home whenever the circular building came into view. Every time someone mentions Roslindale, I instantly think of this building. Every time I try to give directions to, in, or around Roslindale, I use this building as a landmark.
Before the library was built there in 1961, a firehouse inhabited the space. The building is circular - according to its website - because the architects who designed it had to work with a pentagonal shaped lot, and figure out what to do about the underground brook (wonder if it's still there, or has run dry...)!
Monday, June 25, 2007
By show of hands, how many of you don't believe that this is really in the city of Boston?
You're all wrong! We're exploring our new neighborhood and took a walk along the Neponset River Reservation to scope out a potential running route. It's a little buggy, but it's also very peaceful and green - and certainly fools you into thinking you aren't in the city! I love when you can see the moon during the day, and I apologize for the quality of the photo...it was taken with my phone as my camera is still in the shop!
If you're familiar with the Southeast Expressway/I-93, this photo is the wetlands and stretch of river that you see right around Exit 11 - Granite Ave (on the left when heading north, on the right when heading south). From this point of view, the highway is just out of the frame at the left side of the horizon, and the State Street building on Granite Ave was a few hundred yards to my right.
We'll post a picture later (well, I won't - my camera is still being repaired, but someone else will) but wanted to send a shout out over to the guys at Universal Hub for their post about us on Sunday!
I was just using Adam's Wicked Good Guide to Boston English this morning to figure out why my new local pizza place is called "Spukies 'n Pizza", and this afternoon I come to find out that he's posting about our little 'ol blog!
Posted by Sarah G at 2:03 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Well unfortunately, helping Sarah move yesterday broke me, so you're all getting a picture from a couple of weeks ago. I had the good fortune to sit in some pretty nice seats at a Red Sox game and snap this picture of the famous Citgo sign during sunset. I wish I'd had a better camera with me to get more pretty pictures that night, but this will have to do. Coming up this week, some pictures of Roslindale Square - a really charming little part of Boston!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Moving out of a triple decker means some of your furniture doesn't fit down the stairwell. That's Leyre's husband lower my chair down from the balcony of our (well, not ours anymore!) third floor apartment. Leyre, her husband, and my brother were champs and helped us with the move, which went very smoothly. Now it's just unpacking and figuring out where everything goes....
Friday, June 22, 2007
You're in for a new batch of locations, folks! Whit has just moved to Back Bay, I'm moving to Dorchester Lower Mills, and Leyre has just started a job in Roslindale. All in Boston, but (with the exception of Back Bay) not places that we've been showing you! Here's the first installment on the chocolate factory front:
Pete and I move TOMORROW (eek!) to an apartment built in one of the Baker Chocolate Factory buildings. There are a number of buildings from the factory still around - some converted to apartments or condos, one a grocery store, one a gym, and one a storage space. There are also some that remain vacant. This photo shows two of the building that are part of the Baker Chocolate Factory apartments. The building on the left is on/over the Neponset River. The green space in the bottom of the picture is part of the landscaped courtyard in the apartment complex. These two buildings house about 80 apartments, and on the other side of the building on the right is our building, which houses another 50 or so apartments (including our awesome studio loft!).
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
According to Patrick Quinn, Newbury Street is "known as the 'Rodeo Drive of the East' and serves as Boston's representative of fashion and style, on par with the most exclusive districts of San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. The street is home to an eclectic mix of independent shops and high-end fashion and dining establishments. Broad sidewalks, storefronts that extend into the sidewalk and street vendors all encourage a wide mix of people to traverse the street."
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Each spring there is a crazy group of people that compete in the Race Up Boston Place - the building above - to raise money for the American Lung Association. It's 41 stories - 82 flights of stairs!!! You can see the results from the race last March here...pretty impressive!!!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
It's no secret that Boston has a history filled with Irish immigrants - just take a look at the stereotypes played out in all the Hollywood movies that take place here! In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine, a memorial and small park was built at the corner of School and Washington Streets. This statue is one part of the Boston Irish Famine Memorial.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The Dragon Boat Festival was this past weekend on the Charles. There were a number of dancing/drumming/music performances as well as tons of food, some informational booths and dragon boat races!
(click to enlarge for a slightly better view of the boat! - and see another here)
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I was walking past the corner of State St and Congress St the other day at lunch, and came across this. Behind the fence of a construction site was this collection of stuffed animals, and the motion sensor frog in the front right corner that was ribbit-ing at everyone passing by. I noticed a gentlemen standing on the construction site watching people pass, and I asked him what it was all about. He said "I just see people rushing past every day, looking like they need to relax. I just want to help everyone smile!"
Thanks - you certainly made me smile!