Ami Chitwood watched workers take the Swan Boats out of the Public Garden Lagoon this morning.
A concerned citizen gets right to the point in a complaint filed at 8:52 this morning:
Floating heads in lagoon
Because, really, what more need be said, except maybe "why?"
So the Parks Department replaced a bunch of benches in the Public Garden this summer and now a concerned citizen is kvetching about Robin Williams fans marking up the replacement for the bench he and Matt Damon made famous:
PUBLIC GARDEN BENCH-new ugly graffiti from Robin Williams fans on this beautiful new bench! Please remove before more is added! The new bench is so nice!
Kathleen O'Donnell watched the sunset over the Lagoon in the Public Garden this evening.
This guy even bounced a couple times to see what would happen. Luckily for both him and the tree, the branch held.
617 Images captured the Swan Boats back in the Public Garden Lagoon yesterday.
JC Considine was on hand for the blessed event.
617 Images photographed Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in Easter bonnets today.
The Friends of the Public Garden board has a simple message for Boston 2024: Get offa their lawns.
The park advocacy group, which also looks after the Common, says it's against Boston 2024's proposals to build a 16,000-seat beach-volleyball stadium on the Common and to use Charles Street and part of the Public Garden for a marathon and bicycle races.
617 Images shows us the Make Way for Ducklings ducks are ready for St. Patrick's Day.
Plans released by Boston 2024 show most of the Common and a significant portion of the Public Garden - including the Make Way for Ducklings statues - off limits to the public during the Olympics. Construction of a 16,000-seat beach-volleyball stadium and related structures, meanwhile, would shut the ball fields and other parts of the Common for months before the games.
A concerned citizen worries:
Usually in the wintertime the parks department lowers the water level so that if anyone falls in the ice during skating in the winter it is less deep. It looks pretty close to full.
Ice? What's that?
Today, there was exactly one tree in the Public Garden that had decided enough was enough and it was time to shed its leaves in a blaze of glory.
And that tree just happened to be within the frame that the Friends of the Public Garden has mounted on a pole for the convenience of strollers who want to compose their own landscape or outdoor portrait.
JB Parrett spent some time looking at the Swan Boats at night (he reports: "20-second exposure, camera placed on the stones at the pond's edge").
JB Parrett was among those who watched Boston Ballet's Swan Lake on Swan Boats in the Public Garden this afternoon.
Boston Magazine trumpets a free performance this Thursday on the Lagoon.