I was on my way back from trying to take a decent photograph of a new Blue Bottle coffee bar that had just opened in the financial district here in Boston. The area where it was located had lots of angles and what I thought were good places for a wide angle composition but all the shots I took were pretty lousy.
Coming back home through the Downtown Crossing area I spotted this guy hanging on to a lamp post. Bingo, everything clicked!
There you have it. What more is there to say?
This giant electric plug is on the side of a PP&G utility building in Petaluma, California. It’s about as clever an advertisement as I’ve seen in a long while.
I’m really happy with this photograph; not for the subject matter, although it certainly is nice. No, I’m happy with it because of where I took it. It was on the second block of Boylston Street in Boston in an area of high end shops and a ton of foot traffic. This little butterfly was sipping nectar from a flower less than a yard off the busy sidewalk. It just goes to show you that if you stand still long enough and pay very close attention to your immediate surrounds, mother nature will occasionally reward you with a lovely gift.
By the way while we’re on the subject of mother nature and her gifts, there are now turkeys grazing on Boston Common. How they got there we’ll never know. But what fun it was to see them.
This is the side of what looks to be an electrical transformer on Massachusetts Avenue right across from the Harvard Yard. Normally taking a picture of someone else’s art is really a cop-out. But this thing looks quite professionally done and it’s on the side of a nondescript hunk of metal. I say kudos to the artist who did this! Art in well-traveled public places is always a great idea.
This was at 6 o’clock yesterday….Hell of a sight.