The Tranquil Charles

The Tranquil Charles

I arrived at the Frances Appleton Bridge yesterday overlooking the Charles River in the late afternoon.  It was very sunny, and there were dozens of sailboats. In just about an hour the clouds had moved in, the boats were gone, and the temperature seemed much colder....
Jamaica Pond Sunset

Jamaica Pond Sunset

This was the first day I was able to bike around Boston with only two light layers, along with the benefit of the wind only being about 8 mph. I went down the corridor on my trip inbound, and on the way back by way of Jamaica Pond. I was quite surprised to see the ice...
Custom House and Old State House

Custom House and Old State House

With Exchange Place and The Custom House in the background, this view of the Old State House really puts things in perspective. I’ve seen many old photos of the Old State House when it was easy to see from quite a distance. Today, you have to almost run into it before...
Leif’s Winter Watch

Leif’s Winter Watch

This life-size bronze statue memorializes Leif Eriksson, the Norse explorer believed to be the first European to set foot on North America. Originally sited to overlook the Charles River, Eriksson stands atop a boulder and shields his eyes as if surveying unfamiliar...
Rolling out the Yellow Carpet

Rolling out the Yellow Carpet

The Boston Common and the Public Garden are so beautiful this time of year, and it’s hard not to walk through over the bed of yellow pedals.  I’m in the Public Garden here, with the Ether Monument in the background.