Monday, February 25, 2008

Never saw the sun shining so bright


This is still Harvard Square (just next to the theater on Church St I showed you a few days back), and there is nothing particularly special about it except that I liked the layers and the angles created by the different buildings. And the sky was a beautiful blue. This was in between some pretty fierce snow squalls, one of which produced this picture as I crossed the Charles. That story goes like this, and it's all about you, my dear BDP readers...

I went to Harvard Square to take photos of the Lion Dance that was happening as part of the very small Harvard Square Chinese New Year celebrations. Even though they were forcasting snow in the afternoon, I left my house in not my warmest but definitely my cutest hat and scarf and jacket, because the weather looked great out my window! Over the course of the 1.5-2 hours I spent in Harvard Square, there was one sudden and short downpour of rain and two snow squalls. Anyway, it was under beautiful skies like this when I decided I would just walk down Mass Ave through Central and catch the T at Kendall/MIT to catch the T home. I mean, come on! Do you KNOW how many potential Boston Daily Photos are along Mass Ave between Harvard Square and Kendall/MIT?! (I told you it's all about you guys!) You don't know? There are lots. L-O-T-S, people!

So anyway, I walked along Mass Ave and realized that I don't have any idea where the Kendall/MIT stop is, and it certainly isn't on Mass Ave...so I ended up crossing the bridge into Back Bay so that I could hop on the T at Hynes. And then there I was, in the middle of a bridge over the Charles in the middle of a very crazy snow squall, fighting to stand upright and praying I wouldn't lose an ear/finger/limb to severe wind induced frostbite while I took a photo. Because I, dear readers, would do THAT for YOU.

Anyway, the moral of this story is to not dress cute when you should dress warm, and to pay attention to the weather forecast before you leave the house for a photo taking adventure. Also, maybe to actually know where the T stop you're supposedly walking to is located. ;)

4 comments:

Sara said...

Isn't the Kendall/MIT Station right by that really cute hotel that was once a firehouse? I stayed at that hotel and it was so cute and really nice...

Beantown Today said...

Cute story ... and a nice shot!

Cowbark said...

Sara - I have no idea! That's the problem! Honestly, I think that you are right about that...I only ever get off at Kendall when I'm with Pete, who knows where he's going around there. Maybe when it's warm and not snow squalling I'll get off the T there and wander around until I learn my way.

The Lone Beader said...

I love the flag against the blue sky. That's nice!