Friday, December 26, 2014




 Christmas week is very quiet on the street. The students are away and a lot of people head out of town. The days leading up til Christmas get quieter and quieter and by late Christmas eve it's mostly just a few drunks straggling home. The street has certain stillness to it that you just don't see very often. It's even different than Thanksgiving- it's more hushed and you feel as though even the people that are still in the city are tucked away in their homes. I tried to capture some of the stillness.


Christmas Day



Edgerely Road- Christmas Day



The day after Christmas brought some bright sunshine

Berklee Tritop

The back alley and a new window in the old TC's space.

New Window
Our old friend the scooter has been back and I tried a new photo with a nice reflection in the aqua blue

Scooter Reflection

Happy New Year all--the next post will be in 2015.

Sunday, December 21, 2014


December 15-21

The big  news on Haviland Street this week is the new Edgerely Road Playground opened, with a new entrance and a complete face lift. I was finally able to get inside and get some shots. It's very inviting and colorful. Here's a shot from Sunday:

Edgerely Road Playground- Open

Here's an old shot of what it used to look like.

Playground 2008

Here's a shot looking onto Haviland Street

Walk Along the Park

Having a lot of fun shooting in low light with my rental Fuji X100S. It really does well in low light and I can shoot pretty slow speed without a tripod. Here's a few night shots.


Public Alley & Pru

Public Alley & Pru in B&W

Sunday, December 14, 2014


DECEMBER 8 - 14 

First I want to give a big thank you for The Fenway News and Stephen Brophy for doing a story on our humble little blog in their December issue.  Their website is in transition right now so I can't link it. But if you can, pick up a copy and check it out.

We had our first snowfall this week.


Warm Alley
Someone was happy for the snow.


They knocked part of the wall out of the old TC's space and will put in a big picture window. Very interested to see this when it's done.

A Real Hole in the Wall

I rented a Fuji X100S camera this week - I'll have it for close to a month and  really looking forward to playing around with it. It's a nice little camera- very light and small and looks like an old Leica. Here's a few shots I took on my first try with it.

Public Alley 909

More street signs:

Corner of.....

Christmas Lights

Love You

Sunday, December 7, 2014




A lot of change on Haviland St this week. The playground is almost done- just a few finishing touches to go. The exterior work on the old TC's space is starting, which should really transform that space. And the patio chairs and tables were removed from the plaza this week to be put away for winter. 


Here's the start of the opening up of the wall here- which will eventually have big windows.  


Chipping Away



The last day to sit out on the patio. It was a bit chilly, but these 2 were taking advantage of the tables still being out. I was trying something here - shooting from above and focusing on the reflection and having the guys at the table be a bit out of focus. It's an interesting effect, but maybe needs some more tweaking. 


And the next day the chairs and tables go for their winter nap. 



End of Patio Season


See You In The Spring


I think this guy was waiting for his girlfriend. Holding her bag and getting his tunes ready. 


Left Holding The Bag