Darrell Daniel watched the sun go down over Hull after that brief rainstorm today.
Greg Cook explains what makes Chuckie Harris Park, which opened yesterday, different:
By building the slides into the hills at Harris Park, GroundView makes them handicapped accessible. And climbing back to the top of the slide is made into an adventure by asking children to scale the hill with climbing grips or aided by rope. To welcome a variety of ages, two of the park's four swings are set about a foot and a half higher than usual, Dutcher says, to better fit teens and adults. (The big slide is similarly accommodating to larger bodies.) A toddler area offers a third slide, springy cars and a shelter.
Chris Martin snapped this message on a bottle on Beacon Street between Dartmouth and Exeter.
We don't know what you did, but as Steve Annear shows us, the music hall is not amused, so cut it out.
Mark Baard captured the Harvard Lampoon's ad-hoc pool today.
So, my wife was given a reproduction of a photo when she took her job with the city several years ago. We love the picture and have it hanging in our home, but I have never been able (through moderate-to-no actual research) to discern the timeframe, location, or persons captured in the photo. I was hoping some of you could help me crowdsource the answer. Rather than pull it out of the frame and disturb what is kind of a flimsy copy, I took a reasonably good pic with my phone. Help me UHub, you're my only hope.
The river, once a largeish harbor estuary that ran into Cambridge and Somerville, now starts at the Charles under the Zakim by the equally Big-Dig funded Paul Revere Park and ends roughly at the Bunker Hill Community College parking lot off Rutherford Avenue - and you can follow a path along much of that.
If you enter from the Rutherford Avenue side (the entrance is just south of the parking lot - you can't miss the Seussian light fixtures), one of the first things you come across is a statue of sacks of potatoes:
A mother and two babies paddled through the harbor by Puopolo Park in the North End.
But when and where was the photo taken? The folks at the Boston City Archives posted this. See it larger.
Boating UHub photographer Noah Sachs captured the Sawsea aground on Spectacle Island as two Sea Tow boats try to pull it off the rocks.
On River Street outbound from Cleary Square, just before Turtle Pond Parkway, there's this Goose Crossing sign. This afternoon, what seemed like endless squadrons of geese took full advantage of the sign, crossing from the Neponset River to their ancestral grazing grounds on the large field across the street.
A group approached the road, waited until it was clear in both directions and then waddled across. Cars stopped. Another gaggle of geese approached the road. The process repeated.
One highlight was when Keith Lockhart turned the baton over to Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue.
Several people said attendance seemed to be down on the Esplanade, although it was hard to say if it was because of the increased security or the increased heat. Jeff Tamagini didn't think much of the shutdown of the Mass. Ave. bridge:
Well the fireworks from Mass. Ave. bridge were subpar and pointless. Let's hope it was a one time thing - I want my bridge back!
The hitch? The simulcast of the music. See Kaz's comments, below.