Iron and Marble


This man was sitting on the long bench ringing the Boston Public Library. His faraway gaze and turned down mouth could mean anything but, as far as I’m concerned, it’s the juxtaposition of the greys and blacks that make this image worthwhile.

A Pretty Reading Room But Few Books



L1000572small.jpgThe Boston Public Library’s main branch fronts on Coply Square. Recently I have been going over there daily to donate books that we no longer have room for in our much reduced new condo home. Today I went upstairs to look around and found a lot of people hunched over their laptops. Some were reading books but they were in the minority. To me that overwhelming digital presence seemed sad. 

Mystery Woman


As I walked by the Boston Public Library today, I saw this young lady sitting by herself on the long bench along the Newbury Street side. She was perfectly self composed and very glamorous. It was like a scene out of a movie.