Boston Skyline Panorama, looking north from Blue Hills in Quincy
Same vantage point, a zoomed view of downtown
And a zoomed view of the skyscrapers in the Back Bay section of Beantown
From MIT in Cambridge, looking across the Charles at Boston's Back Bay.
A wider view
Beacon Hill. Note the golden dome of the State House
Some college Cross Country team -- MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, BU? -- digging the gorgeous weather on their Labor Day run.
MIT -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Mass. Ave. entrance
MIT, facing Memorial Drive
MIT. I was on faculty here, 1996-98. It's true!
Entering MIT's famed quadrangle
Sculpture among the trees
The world famous MIT Dome and Lawn
Graduation is held here. When I attended in 1997, the speaker was Bill Clinton.
"Reclining Figure Partially Submerged", or some such malarkey.
Smoke signal from the dome
They are very into columns at MIT
Fortunately, I like columns
View across the lawn.
More shady spaces
Many people strolling the campus this day
And a high school CC team -- probably Cambridge R&L, my old nemesis -- getting in their holiday mileage.
Sailboats on the Charles
The two Hancock Towers -- old and new -- viewed from Cambridge.
Boston College, where Hops learned, above all else, the love of malt beverages
I hardly ever saw this part of campus
Shady space on the BC campus
Classical architecture of the "old" BC campus
More of same
Back to MIT for some late afternoon photos
Looking east from Mass. Ave. and Memorial Drive
Hancock Tower, Prudential Tower, and Massachusetts Avenue Bridge
Beacon Hill in the late-day sunlight
Boats galore on a perfect summer day
Longfellow Bridge, linking Cambridge and Boston by rail, car, and foot
Old Hancock Tower (left) used to light different colors depending on the imminent weather.
The water doesn't look quite this blue from her angle.
Frisbee players on the lawn. I used to be Ultimate Frisbee Instructor here -- best line on my diverse resume!
Names of famous men of science adorn many of the buildings at MIT
Hedge trains driving by
OK, Hops, back to work! Brewhaha #38, the Brighton Beer Garden
The special glass for the Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA (9% alc)($7.00)
Brighton Beer Garden is nicer than most of Brighton
Made a convoluted detour to get here, and it was CLOSED for Labor Day! Grrrr.
So I went next door to Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub.
Where I had a (Widmer Brothers) Drifter Pale Ale and a (Rogue) Dead Guy Ale
Another of Boston's many classical clock towers
The Prudential Tower behind Commonwealth Avenue apartments
Fancy penthouse on Mass. Ave.
The Hancock Tower, behind more Comm. Ave. apartments
Comm. Ave. corner
Comm. Ave. front steps
(Insert innuendo here)
Nobody even sees these dudes
Another nice front door. I just like front door pics, I reckon.
One more Public Garden pond photo
The last true Brewhaha, number 40: The Rock Bottom Brewery, Boston
I'd definitely be in this club if I still was a Boston boy.
Improper Hopper IPA: possibly the Most Delicious Beer of NEBPT
The full Rock Bottom list
On TV at Rock Bottom. I love this ad.
Down to the last gulp of Improper Hopper IPA
That cool bubbly copper look on the bar
Tremont Street, bordering Boston Common
Boston Common statue
Look at my Chain!!
Subway access with a steeple?
Boston Common, Blackstone Memorial Tablet
Learning to ride a big ball, I guess.
Fountain and Golden Dome
Boston Common Fountain
Park Street Church, built 1810
Happy 200th Year, PSC!
Park Street Church's steeple is 217 feet tall
It's 5 o'clock somewhere
A look back
Boston City Hall (1969)
Fanueil Hall, built in 1762 (refurbished since)
Customs House Tower
Fanueil Hall Marketplace
Sam Adams statue in front of Fanueil Hall
Quincy Marketplace at Fanueil Hall
Customs House Tower over Quincy Market
More Quincy Market
Cobblestones, and an optical illusion
Late-day sun behind a display at a flag shop
The falg shop at Quincy Market
The Marketplace from the side
Congress Street offices towering over Fanueil Hall
The Customs House
Dick's Last Resort, in Quincy Market
I like the way the windows change their shades of blue
Escape artist at Quincy Market
LL Stone, whatever that is
The Old State House, built in 1713. It is the oldest surviving public building in Boston.
The Old South Meetinghouse, built in 1729, was the launching pad for the Boston Tea Party in1773.
5000 colonists rallied here, then the rowdies stormed the port and dumped the tea.
Very cool reflective lighting off the neighboring towers.
The State House, looking up Park Street from the Church.
Same vantage, zoomed
State House, from on Boston Common
The back of an angel at the corner of the Public Garden
Beacon Street, as the day wanes
Boston's Architectural Smorgasbord
On the walk to Fenway
Behind the Green Monster!
Fenway from our right field seats.
Fenway at Dusk
Fenway at Night. Great trip! Now it's back to the drudgery of old Key West! :)