Last Weekend of Summer

Historic Downtown Crossing (Old North Church), Boston

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

― William Shakespeare, Sonnets

Well, it’s the last weekend of summer (unofficially). Kind of a bummer, but can’t really complain. Had some really good times, and got to see some neat things this summer. Had some great times down the Cape, and saw some strange sites down in Spring Lake. Now will be a time to buckle down a little bit and focus on some other things for a while.

Working on Science

Christian Science Center

When I went to go walk by this place, I didn’t realize they were doing all this construction and restoration work around it. Still, a rather cool edifice.

Schooner Festival is Coming

Boats around Gloucester Harbor
Gloucester Boats (c)2019 Mark Bethoney. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s a couple of pictures from last year’s Schooner Festival up in Gloucester. I literally took hundreds of photos that day of which here is only two. I really need to go through those because I probably have some other great shots of the various schooners sailing about the harbor. The next one is in a couple of days but I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to make it. If not, I still have these to look and marvel at. It is pretty cool seeing them all together like this – they race them later in the afternoon against each other.

Entering Fort Point

Along Fort Point Channel, August 2019.

Here’s a shot along Boston’s Fort Point Channel. The small red building on the left just past the bridge is where the Boston Tea Party happened all those years ago. At the very end of this walkway is now a Starbucks coffee shop. Been kinda busy this week with other things hence the lack of updates!

Another Seaport Shot

Two gulls hanging by the Seaport.

Ladydoc got an iPad recently so I’ve seeing how this page displays on that device and I got to say, it looks pretty amazing. I feel it kind of makes my photos stand out better. Not sure how it looks on a Android tablet. I guess the better your display, the better they look is the bottom line.

A Little More Boston

Swanboats

Did you know the shortest suspension bridge in the world is the footbridge that crosses the swan boat lagoon in the Public Garden?  I actually just learned this from picking up a book about Boston’s littler known facts from a Little Library outside the Legal Sea Foods in Newton where we had lunch yesterday. I had not been back to that spot in years – they did the place over, looks pretty good!

Boston’s Seaport Neighborhood, my favorite.

I’d have to say the Seaport area is my go-to favorite place in Boston, naturally. Anyways this afternoon we’re going to a watch party to see the horror movie “It.” One of the hosts was to scared to watch it with us in the theater when it came out but is willing to watch it on their big television screen. She’s not much into scary movies apparently. We’ve already seen it when it first came out but are going to watch it again to get ready for Part 2 in a couple of weeks, which I think she said she will gusto up and join us for!

Instagrammable Boston

Boston is so Instagrammable! That’s the USS Constitution in the back coming to port.

Spent yesterday in Boston so I brought along my trusty DSLR to see whatever I could see while I was there. The great thing about Boston is it’s so historic and I love the seaport area so I feel it lends itself to some great shots. I’ll be uploading more pictures in the coming days so stay tuned. It also just happened to be that they let Old Ironsides out for a spin so I have a bunch of those coming. My legs are a little sore from all the walking I did yesterday though!

You can see the cannons off the side.

Fenway Work Outing

Fenway Park game about to begin….

Went to Fenway Park last night as part of a work outing. Started pre-gaming at the Landsdown Pub, where we got free shots of rum, which lead to us getting free t-shirts advertising said rum, and a possible social media shot that I haven’t found yet. More later…

Group shot.