Photos

By - 8/10/13 - 4:02 pm
Almost stuck truck

It's bad enough when stores put Halloween candy out in July. Do we really need to start worrying about Allston Christmas in August? Too damn early, as Nikki illustrates with this photo of a rental truck whose driver was forced to back up around 12:45 p.m. on Storrow Drive today, when he realized he was never going to fit into that teeny little tunnel.

By - 8/8/13 - 4:20 pm

Shark?

Weymouth Police posted this photo of the water off Weymouth around noon today and report:

The Weymouth Harbormaster and Animal Control Officer responded and searched the area but did not observe anything. Photos and video were shown to experts who could not determine if it was in fact a shark however they could not rule it out. It is possible that it was an ocean sunfish mistaken for a shark which is common occurrence. Ocean sunfish are very large often swim near the surface because they feed mainly on jellyfish. Their protruding dorsal fins are sometimes mistaken for those of sharks. Ocean sunfish are docile and not a danger to swimmers.

By - 8/7/13 - 10:25 am

Mystery intersection

From the Boston City Archives comes this photo of a typical Boston street scene in, well, can you figure out the when and where? See it larger.

By - 8/5/13 - 10:31 pm

Space station over Roslindale

Ed Grzyb captured the International Space Station zooming over the Cummins Highway area (that's Sacred Heart Church on the left) around 9:51 p.m.

By - 8/5/13 - 1:01 pm

Portraits of Boston: Photographer goes up to people and asks them about themselves.

By - 8/5/13 - 10:06 am

Sunset over Union Square

After yesterday's rainbow came the sunset, photographed here by Christopher Wagner over Union Square in Allston.

By - 7/31/13 - 6:59 pm

What?

Bridgit Brown forwards this photo, which she took this morning on the Red Line. Think he could take the Giant Orange Line Shrimp in a fight? She concludes:

Who? What is this thing? Too early in the morning for me to decipher ...

By - 7/30/13 - 9:51 pm

Custom House in the fog

David Schachner captured the Custom House on a recent foggy night.

By - 7/29/13 - 7:59 pm

Wall cloud

Jonathan Berk watched a wall cloud roll over Boston this evening.

Chris Devers watched the cloud barrel across Allston around 7:30:

By - 7/29/13 - 4:26 pm

Storm over the city

Libby Quinby watched the clouds roll over downtown this afternoon from the relative safety of East Boston.

By - 7/29/13 - 10:48 am

Mystery ball

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure it out. See it larger.

By - 7/28/13 - 1:14 pm

Two colors on the Greenway

Photographynatalia captured one of the installations at Figment Boston on the Greenway.

By - 7/27/13 - 8:01 pm

Cod

We did not set out to explore Harbor Arts' Shipyard Gallery in East Boston today. We just wanted some Australian meat pies.

By - 7/26/13 - 6:40 pm

Porter Square SUV in flames.

Matt Flight captured an SUV getting extra crispy on Mass. Ave. in Porter Square around 6 p.m.

By - 7/26/13 - 9:40 am

Somerville fire

Amy Magiera took this photo of the Calvin Street fire in Somerville yesterday:

By - 7/24/13 - 10:28 am

Ponzi in 1920.Ponzi in 1920.

Mass. Moments alerts us that on July 24, 1920, the Boston Post published an article detailing a scheme run by an Italian immigrant named Charles Ponzi that was in the middle of defrauding large numbers of people of millions of dollars from an office on School Street.

By - 7/23/13 - 4:30 pm

Scary skies over the Harbor.

Phelan Canney photographed the clouds over Boston Harbor around 4:20 p.m., about 10 minutes after Kim Kawecki looked outside:

By - 7/23/13 - 10:51 am

Raccoon in gratePhoto by Waltham PD.

The Waltham Police Department reports cops, firefighters and the city animal control officer were able to rescue a young raccoon found, as you can see, with its head stuck in a storm grate yesterday. Found at Chestnut and Lowell streets by PRG, who reported it on Twitter.

This morning, Rocky was taking a nap.

By - 7/22/13 - 11:13 am

Mystery meat

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when and where this photo was taken. See it larger.