By - 10/19/13 - 4:19 pm

Liam Sullivan warns arachnophobes to stay away from this house in Davis Square.

And let's not forget the giant spider of Fort Point.

By - 10/18/13 - 9:48 pm
Half-naked Northeastern students

Kim Angelovich watched half-naked Northeastern students on their annual Parents Weekend underwear run through the Fenway and Back Bay tonight.

By - 10/17/13 - 10:09 am
A Street stairs

Roving photographer DGA reports some Fort Point yarnbombers (spiderweb bombers?) have outfitted the rickety and long closed stairs at A Street up to Summer Street for the upcoming holiday. At least, we hope that's what happened; we'd hate to think of the spider that would have made those webs.

By - 10/17/13 - 8:44 am
Public Garden in Boston at night

Arturo Gossage walked around the Public Garden the other night.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/16/13 - 1:12 pm
Mystery firehouse

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

By - 10/15/13 - 10:06 am
Big yellow chicken

Rob Bellinger watched Honk in the culmination of its annual weekend - a march wending through Somerville and Cambridge yesterday on its annual joyful-noise way from Davis Square to Harvard Square.

Greg Cook also took plenty of Honk photos:

By - 10/15/13 - 9:56 am

We went up to Topsfield yesterday for the last day of the fair. Saw the giant pumpkin (was so hard not to yell "It's gourdgeous!" while standing in front of it), saw our annual fill of farm animals and award-winning collections of root vegetables and took in the lumberjack competition, in which guys dressed mainly in flannel plaid shirts competed in such manly pursuits as axe throwing, log sawing and, of course, logrolling.

By - 10/14/13 - 12:45 am
Pirates in the North End

Matt Conti attended the Columbus Day Parade in the North End, where a number of people dressed up as pirates.

Tim Mouradian, meanwhile, journeyed to Salem, which, he reports, "is fun in October."

Salem witch

North End photo posted under this Creative Commons license; Salem photo under this one and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/13/13 - 12:06 pm
Sun rises over Boston

Bonney watched the sun come up this morning from the Liberty Hotel.

By - 10/11/13 - 4:48 pm
Honk at Park Street

John captured some gathering Honkers at Park Street, on their way to Somerville and Cambridge for the annual Honk this weekend.

By - 10/11/13 - 9:13 am
Long live Enver Hoxha

They could be Boston's quietest ethnic community - you just don't hear much about the Albanians of Roslindale and West Roxbury. But Kathy Cahill spotted some Albanian graffiti in Roslindale this morning. Translated, it means "Long live Comrade Enver Hoxha," a paean to the Communist tyrant who ruled the country from 1944 until his death in 1985.

Film extolling the shoku's greatness - all in Albanian, but you'll get the idea.

By - 10/9/13 - 12:15 pm
Let's go with Furcolo

The astute Googler probably won't have much trouble figuring out when this photo was taken, but the folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out where. See it larger.

By - 10/8/13 - 8:14 pm
Waltham sunset

Saul Blum captured the sunset over Waltham this evening.

By - 10/7/13 - 11:08 am
Old Boston scene: Hearse

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out the time and place of this photo. See it larger.

By - 10/7/13 - 8:14 am
Foggy downtown

Paul Villanova captured the fog over downtown this morning.

By - 10/6/13 - 3:16 pm
Rain washes troop's sign away
Bagpipes - and pipers - covered in plastic
Pressley among those candidates with an umbrella
Nobody needed his services today
Wildlife, Rozzie style
A man and his truck
Marching band, of course
Book strong
Proud to be a football

OK, it rained for the Roslindale parade today, but marchers - and parade-goers - were prepared, with umbrellas (well, most of them) and plastic bags for bagpipes and loudspeakers. And if the rain took out a sign or two, dancers still do catapults, kids still collected candy and candidates still worked the (maybe a bit thinner) crowds.

By - 10/3/13 - 10:14 am
Street musicians - photo by Vasant Marur

Vasant Marur visited several of the street pianos downtown on Saturday.

Meanwhile, WBZ's Carl Stevens visited and played 74 of the 75 pianos - one, of course, is locked away from the public due to the federal semi-shutdown.

Photo copyright Vasant Marur. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/2/13 - 10:38 am
Jaywalking ban

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when that happened and who these guys are. See it larger.