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?
Prairie Rose Clayton bids us a Merry Inman Square Christmas and a happy New Chair.
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.
Liz photographed one end of the Long Island Bridge during last night's fog.
Copyright Liz. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
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.
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.
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 project â€” the largest public works project yet undertaken in the new nation â€” as "Quincy's Folly." ...
From the beginning, the mayor faced stiff resistance. Many opposed the plan because of longstanding concerns about government regulation of trade. Some insisted the project was too expensive. Others felt that such an ambitious engineering and architectural project was better left to private enterprise. A few landowners simply refused to sell their property to the city.
Photographynatalia took in the cliff diving off the ICA today, including one jump by Superman. Most of the divers were clad more conventionally:
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 surprised how nice it actually is.
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.
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 up faster than City Hall. Below, look at how you used to be able to drive right up to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market: