Carolyn Lewenberg's The Head is currently sprouting in front of the Boston Latin School parking lot - literally. Those bag things on its head contain grass seed, which this morning showed signs of sprouting - and of needing a good soak.
Lewenberg describes the head's origins as an art project at Jeremiah Burke High School last year:
Dev photographed this umbrella-wielding scooter rider on Mass. Ave., scooting away from Boylston during the morning rush hour.
Guerilla knitting shows up in the most unlikely places sometimes, such as on this old pay phone at old Stan Hatoff's gas station ("Stan says: Gas is gas!") on Washington Street in Forest Hills.
Megan Johnson captured some smooth Boston EMTs at Boston Calling on City Hall Plaza yesterday.
Via Boston Reddit.
Boston woke up on Dec. 8, 1941 a changed, frightened and determined city. With war declared, Boston felt particularly vulnerable, given its position right on the coast. But Boston also rolled up its sleeves to help fend off the Axis. Scores of Leslie Jones photos posted by the BPL this week give a taste of life in wartime.
The State House's golden dome was painted over, to keep Beacon Hill from becoming a, well, beacon for Nazi warships (a skylight at MIT's Great Dome was similarly covered up; MIT only began restoring it last fall):
Around 9:30 a.m., several people reported a column of smoke rising from Logan Airport, including Screwed Up Rainbow, who posted this photo - along with a note that planes were continuing to take off.
AlertNewEngland, who knows about these things, and who keeps his ear tuned to the fire scanner, says it was probably just the fake plane the Massport Fire Department sets on fire every so often as a training exercise.
The snails were out in force on the sidewalks of Roxbury this morning, 99PercentBoston reports.
Greg Hum reports that last night, he took part in the Umbrella Project, a collaboration between MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Pilobolus dance troupe, in which participants were given umbrellas outfitted with LEDs and then directed by Pilobolus members in a large outdoor "display of live art."
On ArchBoston, Billski wonders what happened to the rooftop lion atop the Kensington Building on Boylston Street, which sat where the Darth Vader building now broods over the avenue. The lion's two street-level companions were relocated to the Copley Plaza, but does anybody know what happened to Lion 3? One presumes he is not prowling the rooftops of Boston, since a giant swan remains perched atop the Park Plaza.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace notes somebody made sure Red Auerbach was ready for today's opening Bruins/Rangers playoff game.