There are at least half a dozen vendors that sell food from the carts in Downtown Crossing. I used to work with a woman who always warned "beware the street food!" because she had gotten sick once from food she'd bought at one of these carts. I've never tried the food, but you can get hot dogs, roasted nuts, lemonade, tacos, and probably even more I don't know about!
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This is one of the Mattapan-Ashmont trolleys. The trolley runs from Ashmont, at the South end of the Red Line, to the Mattapan station with about six stops in between (including Milton, which is my stop!). The cars are originally from the 1940's and were rehabbed for this trolley line. There's a lot more info here, but I wanted to share a quick little snippet:
This short trolley operation, unique in the MBTA because it still uses PCC trolley cars, runs from Ashmont to Mattapan, the end of the line. This route, only a few miles long, has 6 stops along its way to Mattapan. It was built on a railroad right of way to help speed trolley cars into Boston from the Dorchester area. At only 2.2 miles the line is one of the shortest existing trolley lines, but it is surprisingly scenic considering its location on the border of a major city.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
These sculptures are by Nancy Schön, who also sculpted the Make Way For Ducklings statues in the Public Gardens. These guys are next to the fountain in Copley Square - just near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. They were unveiled on the 100th anniversary of the Marathon, in 1996.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
This is a little garden tucked away at Trinity Church in Copley Square. The name in the subject is on the plaque located on a wall in the garden, but I can't find anything about the garden or Ethel on the website for further info.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I had lunch in town today with Cowbark and a friend aka Wallaby next to this building. Cowbark loves the cheeseburger they have on the menu. I'll definitely go back and have it again!
This is a shot of the "back" of Faneuil Hall (circa 1742) and the two "newer" building behind it, 60 State St (ca. 1977, left) and 28 State St (ca. 1969, right).
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
...in the parking lot of Alewife Station!
Every work day, between the hours of 5-7pm, commuters not only sit in their cars on the roads around Greater Boston, but also in parking lots. Alewife's main parking lot offers 4 levels of parking, on most days, the queue to pay & exit extends to the 3rd level. In this pic, you can see the headlights of the cars waiting on the first 2 levels.
The road on the far right is where Route 2, 3 and 16 meets in Cambridge.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sorry for all the tree posts folks, but I've only been out at night recently and I've got limited flash capabilities on the camera :) This is a tree in our neighborhood which is really clinging to its' snow! It's big and I liked how it looks under the streetlights, so there you go!
Posted by Leyre at 6:03 PM
Monday, January 21, 2008
There's this tree outside my office building that is covered in snow and frost (yes, still) and STILL has leaves on it! Not a lot, just a few sad hangers on, but I still walk by it every day and am amazed that they hang in there through snow, sleet, wind, rain, etc.
Posted by Leyre at 5:56 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Forecast for Friday was snow in the morning, it didn't happened.... It rained, then a sunny 50°F afternoon!
This was taken earlier in the week, opposite post on the 14th. Day shot of snow covered trees on the other end of the Red Line in Cambridge.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
This is a shot of the Holocaust Memorial, which is just past Faneuil Hall on the Freedom Trail. There's a ton more info on the web page, but here's a quick blurb, and I'll throw up one more picture tomorrow. I loved the rocks on top of the stone here - given that we talked about it back on the Oct 1st Theme Day, I had to take a photo of it to post!
The design utilizes uniquely powerful symbols of the Holocaust. The Memorial features six luminous glass towers, each 54 feet high. The towers are lit internally to gleam at night. They are set on a black granite path, each one over a dark chamber which carries the name of one of the principal Nazi death camps. Smoke rises from charred embers at the bottom of these chambers. Six million numbers are etched in glass in an orderly pattern, suggesting the infamous tattooed numbers and ghostly ledgers of the Nazi bureaucracy. Evocative and rich in metaphor, the six towers recall the six main death camps, the six million Jews who died, or a menorah of memorial candles.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Most people will tell you not to miss Mike's Pastry when you're in the North End - my own mother included! On a weekend night it's shoulder to shoulder inside, and you'll have to wait to find a seat. When that happens, you should walk out the door, cross Hanover Street, and turn right to get here - Modern Pastry. They have pastries that rival Mike's but won't be quite as crowded - it's a bit of a hidden jewel, although not really hidden!
Click to enlarge!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This was on Hanover St in the North End.
When I was in Florence three and a half years ago with my family, we had gelato at least once a day, sometimes twice. We had a number of guide books, and one of them had a section entirely devoted to gelato. We consulted it frequently, and tried out a different gelateria every day. I have never found gelato as good as it was in Florence, but perhaps I'll start trying to find some again. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. ;)
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Sorry for the vacation folks, we needed some time to recover from the holiday mayhem and traveling. Back to the regular posting again, I promise!
I took a stroll over to the North End after work because I needed to pick something up from the hardware store, and got lucky with a ton of great shots on my way back to the T! Here's your first shot from the North End, look for a few more over the next few days. This is the corner of Hanover and something - haha, sorry, I should have taken a picture of the cross street's sign so I would remember!
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Maybe this isn't the best photo of the year, but it's easily in my top five favs from the year (I have a hard time choosing favorites!). I couldn't have been more mad at myself when we took this flight path leaving the airport and BOTH of my batteries were dead - what's the point of having a spare if you don't keep it charged, Sarah?? I was lucky enough that we took the same flight path back in when we landed a week later. I say lucky because I've never before and never again taken this flight path. Between the luck of being on the right side of the plane for both flights, the picture quickly became one of my favs because I knew I probably wouldn't have a chance to do it again. But believe you me, I always have my camera in my lap waiting just in case!
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