Boston Strolls admired the hats on the Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Public Garden today.
An irate citizen complains about this BTD vehicle on Beacon Street in the Back Bay:
BTD has the time to hassle an elderly woman double parked with no traffic trying to get stuff out of a car as she is dropped off, yet has their windshield almost totally obscured with figurines and plush toys!
Jed Hresko photographed the remains of the wrapping on that new Jackson Square building this morning - the second time in the past few months it's proven no match for local winds.
An old house at Metropolitan Avenue and Poplar Street in Roslindale sat on a lot large enough for construction of a new house (that rarest of rare things in Roslindale). With the new house nearing completion, workers last week jacked up the old house, possibly to reposition it on the lot - or, who knows, possibly just for a little spring cleaning.
It's right up Metropolitan from the Fox house, which had a third of it carved off and turned into a new house after William Fox lost the house during the Depression and stopped taking the train up from New York for the fresh Roslindale air in the summer (back when there was a train stop right down the street).
Tristan reports a water-main break shut the main BPL library in Copley Square today.
Leslie Jones captured wrestler Yukon Eric cooling off on July 30, 1950 during a stay at the Hotel Touraine, at Boylston and Tremont streets (the building still stands, it's directly across Boylston from the Masonic building).
During the same visit, a promoter let Brockton's own Rocky Marciano and wrestler Don Eagle get a peek at his pecs:
Jennifer Walsh captured the rainbow after one rain shower this afternoon and just before another one.
Jocelyn spotted Mumbles the Turkey at State and Congress this morning, wondered which downtown tourist attraction she is headed for today - Faneuil Hall or the Freedom Trail?
Greg Cook reports on the Great Burlesque Exposition at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge last night:
Daytime workshops this weekend address hand-sewing, "tantalizing shimmies," contracts, "tassel twirling," marketing, obscenity law, body image, and "dancing in shoes you shouldn't be walking in." Vendors sell corsets, lingerie, vintage clothing, leather, wigs and jewelry.
The evenings are devoted to burlesque shows, like the opening night's "The Rhinestone Revue," featuring a lineup of prominent dancers from across the country and winning performers from previous years' Boston burlesque expos. The audience for the first night is more women than men. There's a party atmosphere.
Compare to this dancer, from back in the day when Boston still had actual burlesque houses:
Michael Ratty took in a ballgame at Peters Park today.
No clue if this is the downtown turkey, or just some fly-in from Brookline (although it doesn't seem particularly mean), but here's a turkey at the New England Conservatory off Huntington Avenue in the Fenway on Tuesday (note to conservatory students: flip your phone 90 degrees when taking videos of fast-moving fowl).
Jpilz spotted the downtown turkey setting up housekeeping on a ledge at Rowes Wharf this evening. If only it were a duck, it could get a room and put it on its bill.
Speaking of the turkey, there's a move to name the turkey. Given the bird appeared just as the mayor was announcing his departure, how about Tom?
UPDATE: A turkey was spotted today on Boylston Street near Tremont (and here it is trying to get into City Place - if only it had opposable thumbs). Another was seen in Chinatown. Have urban turkeys come home to roost or do we just have one visiting bird taking in the town?
A roving UHub photographer reports he watched young dude sitting on a D trolley between Kenmore and Hynes tonight as an old guy with a cane stood and struggled to stay upright:
Unbelievable. Man was clearly having trouble maintaining his balance while the trolley moved. The man even said: "I really need to sit down."
The Boston City Archives posted this photo of BFD fire dogs lining up for some serious chow back in the 1940s.
At 8:54 a.m., Rebecca, who took this photo, reported she'd been standing at the Sutherland Road Green Line stop for more than 20 minutes, and that she was a mere newcomer there - she could still feel her feet.
At the very same time, Katherine Delaney posted a photo showing things were almost as bad on the Red Line - even more crowded, but at least a train was running.