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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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…
Anyone who’s followed me for a while knows that I just love visiting lighthouses. I’ve climbed them, read about them, studied them, and love them. Some of them are really crazy feats of engineering in the placement of some of them – they have a beauty to them, a light to guide seafarers. They can also be death traps for the people who had to run them (nowadays they’re mostly run all automatic though). Plus they’re along the sea – usually on a rocky coast.
Lighthouses are rich with symbolism and conceptual meanings. The lighthouse illustrates concepts such as danger, risk, adversity, challenge and vigilance. But it also offers guidance, salvation and safety. Lighthouses symbolize the way forward and help in navigating our way through rough waters. Nothing else speaks of safety and security in the face of adversity and challenge quite the way a lighthouse does. I guess that’s really why I love them. Stand up to the the storm! I’m going to need to – I got some cryptic news today that might not be great, but fingers crossed.