Katia was on the Esplanade this evening when three Santas in a camo gun boat came roaring by. Nobody better mess with Santas in speedboats.
JB Parrett took a walk along the Esplanade today.
JB Parrett watched a man blowing bubbles on the Esplanade at sunset yesterday.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone reports DCR has turned on its new Alfond Spraydeck on the Esplanade.
There were ropes and floats marking off the swimming area. Out in the river, a DCR patrol boat kept watch to make sure other craft stayed well away. Lifeguards on the dock and in kayaks stood and sat at the ready. And shortly after 3:30 p.m., the first band of swimmers, from kids to retirees, began jumping into the Charles River from a dock on the river side of the lagoon.
The Charles River Conservancy's first CitySplash let people sign up for time in the Charles River which, as we all know, used to be pretty dirty, but which has gotten cleaner over the years. Read more.
Mooshrimp reported spotting several muskrats along the Esplanade yesterday, including this fellow by Exeter Street.
Video of the post-fireworks crowd by 67thave.
JB Parrett watched as a goose captured some dock sitters on the Esplanade last evening.
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.
In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:
JB Parrett enjoyed the return of above-freezing temperatures to the Charles last night.
Enoch Pratt spotted this chimera on the Esplanade today, goes: "Why?" to which we, of course, reply: "Why not?"
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.
JB Parrett walked the Esplanade at sunset yesterday.
JB Parrett watched the sun go down from the Esplanade tonight.
JB Parrett captured more than just the sunset on the Esplanade yesterday evening.
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).