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.

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 project — the largest public works project yet undertaken in the new nation — 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.

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:

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 surprised how nice it actually is.

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.

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 up faster than City Hall. Below, look at how you used to be able to drive right up to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market:

By - 8/22/13 - 12:31 am

Boston Light moonrise

Boston Harbor Beacon captured the moon coming up over the landmark lighthouse Wednesday night.

By - 8/19/13 - 7:31 pm

Rental trucks in Allston

Turlach MacDonagh spotted these rental trucks parked on Brighton Avenue in Allston, just down the street from the Budget lot, busy in preparation for Allston Christmas.

By - 8/19/13 - 12:18 pm

Flying angel in the North EndVictoria Bono flies over the crowd. Photo by Greg Cook.

By - 8/19/13 - 10:51 am

Mystery street scene

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out where and when this street scene was photographed. See it larger.

By - 8/18/13 - 8:29 am

Waldo Road

H_Boston spotted this sign the other day.

Copyright H_Boston. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/17/13 - 4:33 pm

Massive Forest Hills fire. Photo by BofoHouse.Massive Forest Hills fire. Photo by BofoHouse.

The Boston Fire Department reports a four-alarm fire that erupted around 1 p.m. at 306 South Street displaced six people and sent two firefighters to the hospital, one with a foot injury and one with facial burns.

The fire did an estimated $350,000 damage, the department says. The cause: Careless disposal of a cigarette:

By - 8/16/13 - 10:10 am

Sunset over the Zakim

Redsox223 watched the sunset yesterday.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/16/13 - 10:00 am


Teddy Kokoros photographed some of the Cool Globes along the Esplanade.

By - 8/15/13 - 7:23 pm

Left out on the curb on Warren Avenue in the South End on Tuesday.


By - 8/14/13 - 1:26 pm
Mystery horse in old Boston

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

By - 8/13/13 - 10:05 am

Japanese fast-food cooks in Quincy Market.

Photographynatalia captured Japanese fast-food cooks at work in Quincy Market the other day.

By - 8/13/13 - 10:04 am

No more Filene's corner

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed this morning that the remnants of the Filene's building on the Franklin Street side are now completely gone.