Esplanade

By - 5/9/15 - 10:38 am
Goose by the Charles River Esplanade at sunset

JB Parrett watched as a goose captured some dock sitters on the Esplanade last evening.

By - 4/11/15 - 9:21 pm
Spring volleyball at Carson Beach in South Boston

Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.

On Carson Beach in South Boston, Eileen Murphy watched a game of volleyball (a brisk wind aided the windsurfers in Pleasure Bay).

In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:

By - 3/29/15 - 3:26 pm
Human tiger on the Esplanade

Enoch Pratt spotted this chimera on the Esplanade today, goes: "Why?" to which we, of course, reply: "Why not?"

By - 3/26/15 - 6:09 pm
Mist above the Charles River

Mix ice, snow, rain and temperatures in the 50s and you get mist rising from the Charles and the Lagoon, as Adam Shutes shows us.

By - 2/26/15 - 9:54 am
Tree on the Esplanade at sunset

JB Parrett walked the Esplanade at sunset yesterday.

By - 1/22/15 - 10:07 pm
Charles River sunset

JB Parrett watched the sun go down from the Esplanade tonight.

By - 11/10/14 - 10:04 am
Kiss on the Charles River Esplanade

JB Parrett captured more than just the sunset on the Esplanade yesterday evening.

By - 10/24/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Courant reports state transportation officials are working on plans to stick both sides of Storrow Drive under a Longfellow Bridge arch, which would let Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary expand one of its buildings and dig a new parking garage under the current Infirmary parking lot in exchange for giving up the parking lot for the new road alignment and new parkland (Ed. note: Link goes to a JPG image of the article, because the Courant remains one of the few newspapers in America to resist the Web).

By - 10/6/14 - 8:15 am
Arthur Fiedler's giant head in Boston

JB Parrett enjoyed a nice fall day on the Esplanade yesterday, along with Arthur Fieldler's giant disembodied head.

By - 9/14/14 - 11:56 pm

State Police report finding a man who plunged 50 feet off the footbridge around 2:20 p.m.

Witnesses said the man was leaning his back against the concrete wall on the east side of the footbridge - which connects the Esplanade with Beacon Street - when put his arms out and appeared to do a back flip up over the wall and down toward the roadway below. The man did not land on Storrow Drive itself, but rather, plummeted farther down to the Berkeley on-ramp, which at that point is lower elevation than the main line. The distance he fell was an estimated 50 feet at least.

By - 8/24/14 - 10:54 pm
Water fowl makes a landing in the Charles at sunset off the Esplanade

JB Parrett watched a goose come in for a landing at sunset in the Charles River off the Esplanade tonight.

Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:

Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/9/14 - 1:22 pm
Esplanade suspect

State Police report this is the man suspected of attacking a woman on the Esplanade near Mass. Ave. early Friday.

Police do not think the guy is responsible for a series of attacks in 2007 and 2009.

Anyone with information about the man in these images or the incident itself is asked to call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.

By - 8/8/14 - 8:58 am

State Police report a woman walking on the Esplanade near the Mass. Ave. Bridge was attacked around 12:25 a.m. - by a man riding a bicycle who grabbed her around the waist.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the woman, 22, sought help from a nearby person, who called 911.

By - 8/1/14 - 11:22 pm
Charles River dock

JB Parrett enjoyed another sunset on the Charles a few days ago.

By - 7/27/14 - 2:15 pm
Walking in the rain towards the Esplanade

JB Parrett photographed some rainstrolling on the wallkway to the Esplanade from Beacon Hill this afternoon.

By - 7/24/14 - 10:24 pm
Sunset over the water from Chelsea

Jared Wickerham watched the sun set over the water in Chelsea this evening (also see his photo of the Chelsea Yacht Club).

JB Parrett, meanwhile, was also watching the sun go down, but in Boston, from Community Boating on the Esplanade:

By - 7/3/14 - 10:47 pm
Lightning over Somerville

Boom! Lightning over Somerville. Photo by R.S.Y. Buchanan.

They started the Esplanade fireworks a bit early tonight - just in time for them to end and evacuate the area as a storm plowed across the area, knocking out power in at least part of Waltham and Cambridge and sending skittish dogs and children under beds.

Christopher reports:

Have to give Boston Pops organizers credit on timing. Made it from the esplanade lagoon to Kenmore JUST as the rain started.

By - 7/3/14 - 11:20 am
Lined up on the Esplanade

The lawn in front of the Hatch Shell doesn't open until 5 p.m. for tonight's Fourth Third festivities, but Leslee spotted people lining up this morning to get in at the stroke of 5.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/2/14 - 4:26 pm

Organizers are moving the Boston Pops concert and fireworks to tomorrow night due to Arthur. The real festivities will take the place of the practice concert, which will not take place at all.

The state plans to keep Storrow Drive open for the morning commute, but to shut it at noon, so if you drive to work on Storrow tomorrow, keep that in mind.

Officials say the weather could still force a cancellation of the show and that they will probably make a go/no-go decision late afternoon.

Why not Saturday? State Police say there are issues with performers' contracts that would prohibit that.

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