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By adamg - 10/5/23 - 11:15 am
James Michael Shadow cast a long shadow this morning

Our own Swirlygrrl paused a moment this morning to consider the long shadow cast by the standing statue of James Michael Curley near Faneuil Hall.

By adamg - 1/13/23 - 9:41 pm
The Embrace after its unveiling on the Common

Photo by Paulo Teixeira.

Paulo Teixeira watched the unveiling of the the Boston Common statue honoring Martin Luther and Corretta Scott King (based on a photo of them hugging after he got word he'd won the Nobel Peace Prize).

The actual unveiling is around 2:36:00 in the video: Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 9:10 am
Commonwealth Avenue turtle statue

Chris in 02134 watched the Comm. Ave. turtle (outbound, halfway up the block from Harvard) get its annual spring remake yesterday.

By adamg - 5/29/21 - 3:20 pm
Washington statue with lots of allium in the Public Garden

Chris Devers photographed George Washington surveying all the blooming allium in the Public Garden.

By adamg - 6/30/20 - 9:01 pm

Greg Cook has the details of the vote to remove the statue that shows Lincoln standing over a half-naked now former slave.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 9:00 pm

The statue has been in Park Square since the 1870s. Source.

As long as white people are getting woke, they need to do something about that cringe-worthy statue sort of hidden away in Park Square that shows a benevolent Lincoln waving away slavery on top of a half-naked black man on his knees - like get Mayor Walsh to stick the thing in a warehouse somewhere, Tory Bullock exclaims: Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 5:47 pm

Headless statue in windless park. Photo by Rob C.

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz says people need to look beyond Christopher Columbus's reputation as a cruel murderer of both natives and the Spaniards he led and consider the history of the North End and how the statue represents both some of the neighborhood's original Italian immigrants and the fight to keep the North End from becoming an overbuilt district of expensive condos. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/19 - 12:04 pm
Quest Eternal statue at Smith Playground in Allston

Bradley attended the formal re-opening of Smith Playground on Western Avenue in Allston today. The revamped playground features the new Casey Amphitheater, a children’s playspace and pump track - as well as Donald DeLue's Quest Eternal, which had been sitting in a dark storeroom for several years after the owners of the Prudential Center decided making room for a Tesla dealership and other space was more important than keeping the statue on Boylston Street.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 10:11 am

The US chapter of the National Trust for Scotland announces that the Fenway's long missing statue of Robert Burns and his dog, Luath, will be formally re-unveiled in its original location in the Back Bay Fens on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 9:39 am
Giant heads of Boston

Boston has tons of statues, but only a select few are giant heads rising from the ground. The other day, we went on a tour of the city to take a look at some of these bad boys and girls: Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/19 - 9:45 am
Statue in front of the Pru

Good news for folks with some Quest love. Photo by Alexandra Molnar.

First a tot lot on Beacon Hill got a bronze statue of a turtle (since moved into the shade so it no longer burns little kids). Now Smith Playground in Allston will be getting the 27-foot-tall "Quest Eternal" statue of a naked man reaching for the stars, or perhaps a towel, that was posed in front of the Boylston Street side of the Prudential Center until 2014. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 2:27 pm
Edward Everett Hale in a Bruins jersey

Dr. Zaius, er, Edward Everett Hale, shows his Bruins support in the Public Garden, just down the path from the Bruins-backing ducks.

By adamg - 11/5/18 - 8:57 am
Sunrise over the Public Garden

Rick Macomber up and about in the Public Garden at sunrise this morning.

Christine Sullivan had a ringside seat for the sunrise over Boston Harbor: Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/18 - 5:37 pm
Alexander Hamilton with a cone on his head in Boston

Bettlebrox noticed the Alexander Hamilton statue on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall had some new headgear today.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 9/18/17 - 10:45 am

Aline Kaplan has put together a guide to the bronze animal statues of Boston. Start with the Frog Pond frogs (then follow the links at the bottom).

By adamg - 1/18/16 - 10:41 am
Snowy George Washington statue in Boston's Public Garden

Nick Cosky went for a walk around the Public Garden this morning. He also captured a snowy scene near the Custom House.

By adamg - 12/5/15 - 1:13 pm
The George Washington statue in Boston's Public Garden at night
By adamg - 8/29/14 - 1:13 pm
Irish Famine Memorial statue with a pigeon on her head

City officials say they're noodling ways to keep pigeons away from the statutes of the Irish Famine Memorial in Downtown Crossing, since signs urging people to stop feeding the damn birds have failed miserably.

In response to a citizen request to clean the statues, the city says:

By adamg - 12/30/12 - 5:51 pm
Snow-covered Clapp Pear in Dorchester

The Clapp Pear in Edward Everett Square this afternoon.

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