By - 9/3/13 - 11:14 am

Guys in aprons

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what these guys did when busy not sternly folding their arms and where and when they did it. See it larger....Read more

By - 9/1/13 - 6:16 pm

Wall respect

We headed up to Allston today for some festive Allston Christmas sightseeing. Saw the usual sights (see below), but also this enigmatic structure on Linden Street. Anybody know the meaning behind it?

Typical Allston scene today....Read more

By - 9/1/13 - 9:51 am

Flooding in West Roxbury

So those flash-flood warnings around 9:30 a.m. were for real. Sean Woods photographed a woman trapped by floodwaters on Spring Street by the Shaw's parking lot. Boston firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue her.

State Police shut 128 at Rte....Read more

By - 9/1/13 - 9:18 am


People who were up around 6:30 a.m. and looked up got to see a rainbow, as Julie did over the Market Basket in Somerville (l.) and Bobby Fallon did over South Boston.

About 2 1/2 hours later, of course, the rains came and people whose phones...Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 11:29 pm

Harbor fireworks

Matt Conti at watched the summer's end fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr....Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 6:54 pm

Good God, Lion!

About the only thing that could improve this coffee table would be a large leg lamp standing next to it.

Jeremy Sarna captured the table, no doubt snapped up moments later, at the corner of Queensbury and Jersey, where, he notes, "every day is...Read more

By - 8/30/13 - 3:12 pm

In the downstairs children's room.In the downstairs children's room.

The small Orient Heights library has just a few more days of life left before it's shut down as the BPL readies the brand-new - and larger - East Boston library on Bremen Street. That...Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 11:20 pm

Bridge to Nothingness

Liz photographed one end of the Long Island Bridge during last night's fog.

Copyright Liz. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 10:17 pm

Pleasure Bay in the fog.

Southie Spots took in the misty Beacon to the Dream lanterns that ringed Castle Island on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous speech....Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 11:06 am

Mystery Boston intersection

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can fix this scene in time and place. See it larger....Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 9:23 am

Menacing fog

Ashley Hill photographed the fog in the Financial District this morning.

It was a little brighter at street level, where Heather Parker was, but are those zombies in the foreground?

Fog over the Federal</body></html>...Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 12:22 am

Mattapan Square all lit up

One of the more dramatic approaches into Boston is up Blue Hill Avenue or Blue Hills Parkway in Milton at night. You're driving in a somnolent, darkened suburb when you approach the Neponset River, you look up and boom, there's...Read more

By - 8/26/13 - 10:10 pm

Lovejoy Wharf at night

Myron Freeman shows us Lovejoy Wharf at night, after all the workers busy turning it into the Converse headquarters near the Garden go home for the day.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 8/26/13 - 10:21 am

Quincy Market in 1828 or 1829.Quincy Market a couple years after its opening.

Mass. Moments alerts us that today's the anniversary of the grand opening of Quincy Market, in 1826:

[O]nly two years earlier, Bostonians had derided Mayor Josiah Quincy's huge construction

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By - 8/25/13 - 11:53 pm

Super Jumper

Photographynatalia took in the cliff diving off the ICA today, including one jump by Superman. Most of the divers were clad more conventionally:


Arturo Gossage...Read more

By - 8/25/13 - 8:44 am


On Friday evening I went to Revere Beach with a friend of mine for some Kelly's. I hadn't been to the Wonderland T Stop in a very long time so I was kind of surprised that how quickly the pedestrian bridge went up.

Outside of the skateboarders totally loving the bridge and the stone work, I was kind of...Read more

By - 8/24/13 - 7:23 pm

Bass statute

In 2012, Dedham sculptor Gints Grinbergs donated this statue, titled Largemouth Bass, to Dedham, which placed it on the banks of the Mother Brook, where Bussey intersects with Curve and Colburn....Read more

By - 8/23/13 - 2:41 pm

Not yet City Hall

The Boston City Archives have posted a collection of photos related to the creation of Government Center in the mid-1960s, including some of the demolition of buildings in old Scollay Square. As you can see above, the JFK building went...Read more

By - 8/22/13 - 8:09 pm

Porter Square

Why, yes, of course, the up escalator at Porter Square on the Red Line isn't working this week, giving riders a chance to see just how fast they can climb from the platform 105 feet (10 stories) below street level. Melissa Leach paused before her...Read more