Great Blue Hill

By - 12/23/14 - 7:48 am

Jef Taylor gives us a tour of the inside of the Great Blue Hill meteorological observatory.

By - 10/19/14 - 12:55 pm

Transcript of a talk by Joe Bagley, Boston city archaeologist, on the Blue Hills' distant past as a large volcano, and why that became important to the Native Americans who, several hundred million years later, inhabited the area:

I have personally visited, excavated, and studied hundreds of Native archaeological sites throughout the east coast, and I have never experienced the types of intact Native landscapes that can be found in the Blue Hills. I do not mean intact as in undeveloped, but intact meaning the actual experience is similar today as it was in the past.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 9/22/14 - 10:12 am

So have you noticed WGBH-FM coming in even feistier than usual? The station reports it finished replacing its 36-year-old antenna on top of the hill that gave it its call letters a couple weeks ago. The new antenna now

Broadcasts at 100,000-watt power and provides a stronger signal to downtown Boston and reaches more Massachusetts communities and all six New England states.

Photos of the antenna being topped off.

By - 12/29/12 - 2:33 pm

Spaceholders at the ready

Smart Bostonians know it's important to get those space savers out ahead of the storm - as Jenny Mackintosh shows us at Comm. Ave. and Washington in Brighton.

By - 2/29/12 - 8:04 am

 

Are those snow clouds moving in over the Great Blue Hill this morning? The scene from the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By - 1/8/12 - 6:10 pm

Snowy Great Blue Hill

By - 11/30/11 - 5:02 pm

Who was Daniel M. Casey and why is there a plaque in his memory at the top of the Hill?

By - 4/14/09 - 10:51 pm
Observe carefully

David Parsons went to the very top - of the Eliot Tower on the Great Blue Hill.

By - 12/6/08 - 6:40 pm
Great Blue Hill

OK, it's manmade snow, but still. Sure looks like they're ready for skiers at the Great Blue Hill.

You can get a really good view of the ski run from Meadow Road in Readville, off the Neponset Valley Parkway (it's the road that goes to what used to be the giant Stop & Shop warehouse) - even if you don't have a zoom lens.

By - 9/7/08 - 9:28 pm
Great Blue Hill

Looking toward the Great Blue Hill (I think; somebody please correct me if I'm wrong) through a tunnel out of Fort Warren on Georges Island.

The fort is great for such framed views, given that it has zillions of slits and holes for cannons, guns and binoculars:

Out to sea