One of Boston's more unusual public monuments is the unexploded (but presumably defused) mine the Navy had put in the North Sea to blow up U-boats during World War I, now permanently on display next to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at the top of Boston Common.
The Massachusetts State House is a beautiful building.
Kat G. says she was pretty surprised to see graffiti on an inbound train this evening at Walpole.
Very hard to hit an MBCR train. Guaranteed it will be buffed by tonight.
Zelenyoko photographed some DIY opossum removal in lower Roxbury this morning.
Jonathan Berk wondered what these people on the Lagoon today were thinking.
A concerned citizen complains about some boarded up windows at the Old State House:
This building is visited and photographed by 100s of tourists every month, we should fix asap, reflects badly on boston.
The Clapp Pear in Edward Everett Square this afternoon.
Chris Lovett took some photos as the snow began.
Patty Neal wandered a couple months into the new year at her local CVS today.
Casey Shockley shows off his rendition of the Red Line at the Andrew-JFK/UMass tunnel, done a year ago at Karma Tattoo in Somerville. He explains he used to live in the Polish Triangle in Dorchester. See it larger.
Kaitlin Maud, meanwhile, has the entire MBTA map on her arm - both subway and commuter rail (in the photo, north is at the bottom, Green Line on the right):
Dan Ryan spotted this cheery holiday bag on Neponset Avenue, across from the Garvey, in Dorchester. All it's missing is some red ribbons for that festive seasonal touch.
The BPL has put up a ton of Leslie Jones winter photos, including this one of the Jordan Marsh nativity scene in 1950. Also see the Christmas displays at other long gone downtown stores, including Gilchrist's, R.H. White, Houghton and Dutton and Jordan Marsh in 1957.
Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.
Brad Kelly reports on the Yume Wo Katare ramen bar, which replaced Zing Pizza:
This place is a foreign country. They have two items: A massive bowl of noodles with pork and a massive bowl of noodles with more pork.
See it larger for part of the window flow chart that helps you determine whether you need pork ramen or should just come back another time:
When your ramen is ready, the chef will ask "NINNIKU IREMASUKA?" This means "Do you want garlic?" This is when you can ask for extra garlic or extra pork fat (ahura).
Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
The fence in front of the Soldiers Monument in Jamaica Plan tonight was lined with 26 teddy bears and crosses as a memorial for the children and educators killed in Newtown, CT on Friday.
The MBTA forwards this photo from the Blue Line repair facility in Orient Heights, where workers have made a Christmas tree out of a "bolster rack" of trucks used to hold the axles of Blue Line cars.