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Old Posted Dec 9, 2007, 4:04 PM
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Boston - Downtown

Hi again.

Here are 30 pictures from my Boston trip - this time of the financial district and vicinity.

My other Boston posts:
Charlestown
North End
Beacon Hill

I started at the Post Office Square parking garage.
The Langham Hotel








The Old State House nestled amongst the skyscrapers:


Then I went up to the Boston garden (TD Banknorth Garden these days - just like home - I do my banking at TD here in Canada)






Part of the Rose Kennedy Greenway:


Court House;




Concrete example of concrete:


On the Freedom trail again:


Congress St.


Was this really necessary?


Faneuil Hall Area (tourist central):












Washington St.




Old South Meeting House:


Tremont Street Temple - an outstanding street wall:


Granery Burying Ground (est. 1660)


Park Street Church spire:


Tremont St.


Downtown Crossing area:



That's all for now. Only Prudential Center Skydeck + bit of Back Bay to come.
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2007, 4:45 PM
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beautiful photos!i really like the first five one's.Boston look great.
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I have never been in Boston, neither have I been in New York. But when I look at the pictures of both cities on this site, I like Boston better. There is a more European atmosphere. The city looks more relaxed to me.

Nice pics once again.
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2007, 5:11 PM
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ooo... a downtown Eddie Bauer... I'm so jealous...

great pics... Boston rocks (both the band and the city!)
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Goodness! Boston tastes delicious.

I'm so in love with this place. Herky herk!
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North Street is so empty and lifeless without the elevated rail. I miss that thing.
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Looks great!!!
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North Street is so empty and lifeless without the elevated rail. I miss that thing.
You mean Causeway St.? You're the first person I've heard express that opinion, I'm sure. A few years ago I was down there taking photos, but I didn't even think to take any "before" pictures to contrast with the "after" of now. What was I thinking?
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2007, 10:33 PM
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I remember walking to a Bruins came a few years back and have very distinct memories of Causeway st...it's true that the elevated green line was cool and maybe even somewhat gritty, but most are glad to see it gone. Yes, the street looks lifeless now, but the entire Bulfinch Triangle area is about to be redeveloped.

Gotta say though, riding the T on those rickety tracks was kind of fun.
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If you don't mind, here's a before shot:



There are more here:

http://www.pbase.com/lmjcobalt/send-off&page=2

I prefer after but thats just me.

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Old Posted Dec 10, 2007, 11:01 PM
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You mean Causeway St.? You're the first person I've heard express that opinion, I'm sure. A few years ago I was down there taking photos, but I didn't even think to take any "before" pictures to contrast with the "after" of now. What was I thinking?
Right, Causeway Street... I was thinking of North Station. I tend to think that densely-layered cities are very interesting. Without the elevated rail, Causeway Street is just ordinary. There's nothing to distinguish it from better-looking or busier streets elsewhere.

Similarly, I'm disappointed with the new park space where the Central Artery used to be. I'm glad the highway is no longer there, but the park just seems so empty and uninspired. It seems like more innovative things could have been done with the space, like expanding the Haymarket or something else that generates activity and draws people. The barrier of the highway has been replaced by the void of poorly-conceived open space.
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2007, 11:21 PM
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2007, 11:39 PM
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I love Boston. Great pictures of my favorite east coast city!
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 12:02 AM
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Really like the looks....

...of those "market" places
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 12:11 AM
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If you don't mind, here's a before shot:


There are more here:

http://www.pbase.com/lmjcobalt/send-off&page=2

I prefer after but thats just me.
Holy crap, this is a gold mine. Are these your pics? If so, thank you! Some of the most comprehensive neighborhood tours I've ever seen. You would almost never see Dudley or Egleston on this site...and tons of my hometown Brookline at that! Anyone interested in lesser known Boston neighborhoods check this stuff out.
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 12:33 AM
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Great photos of Boston greenday38. Also, it's strange not seeing the elevated green line since when I visited Boston it was still up and running. Even stayed in a small hotel right by it.
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Hi again.


Part of the Rose Kennedy Greenway:


Good stuff.

Just want to point out that what you see in that picture is not the Greenway ... it's one of the Bullfinch Triangle parcels. That entire area is going to be rebuilt.








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Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 4:07 AM
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Blade,

Yeah those are all mine, except for the ones in newburgh, one from albany and the ones from chicago. I took them about 3,4 years ago and posted them on this website way back then. I have a comprehensive set of Allston Brighton, and the Fens but I didnt have the space to put them on. Right now they are languising in my laptop which is not working. If you really want to see them let me know. It'll actually be a good incentive to get my laptop up and running again.

I should really start doing that again, when I stopped I was going to start working on cambridge.

For some reason the pic isnt working right now. Guess anyone who wants to see should just follow the link.
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 4:25 PM
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Great shots!
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 6:18 PM
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That is one amazing downtown. Boston so rules.
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