Monday, March 30, 2015


MARCH 23-29


The end of  March--still a few piles of snow left and the blog (inspiration) is waning a bit. Part of the reason I did this project was to find out where I could find inspiration shooting the same street over and over for 50 weeks. It was supposed to be a challenge- and it is becoming harder each week to find something new. Sometimes having a sort of theme for the week gives me a purpose. I was thinking next week, might be all night shots.

 I will say there were a few new perspectives and a few new surprises on the street for me this week. A nice colorful surprise was this bright orange bike.

Orange Bike

I was looking for new perspectives and was surprised I had not taken many shots from the Hemenway end of the street looking back down Haviland.

Hemenway Street

From the Top

Another perspective I hadn't used was looking up to the playground from the slope of the alley.

From the Alley 


Crooked Shadow

As the snow melts there are some surprises left over

First Sign of Spring?


Monday, March 23, 2015




First thing--I want to thank all of you who visit and got me over the 1000 views mark this past week. We are still less than half way through the year so we should hit 2000 easy. If you like the blog and know someone who is into photography, urban spaces, the Fenway or just might like it for whatever share the page with them-- there's a button to share below with all your social media. 

This week  I wanted to explore textures. There's a lot of melting snow and it's creating some interesting patterns and textures on the street.

Salt Falls

Rock Ice Turf    
Snow Soot
Sun on Bricks  

Blue X

 Lots of shadows and light to play with-





The playground is actually usable now- while the kids played I took a few shots.


Water Fountain

The street is anticipating spring-- I think we are all ready for it. But it's not quite here yet.

Low Snow


Working on Sunday

Monday, March 16, 2015


MARCH 9-15


Feeling a little under the weather this week, so not a ton of photos- but the big news on the street is the windows have been put in in the old TCs space. What for many years was a long plain wall- now has bright airy picture windows. Some better photos next week when all the clutter is removed, but wanted to get some up. 

New Window- Just Installed

New Window on Haviland

Here's a look from the inside-out.

From the Inside Looking Out

Much more melting this past week-- the street is starting to look sane again. I hadn't done a shot from the alley yet-- so here's one coming up the hill from behind where Berklee has their security offices.

Up From The Alley

Sunday morning was awoken by a familiar sound on Haviland St. Jackhammering!

Digging a Hole

And every jackhammering needs a couple of highly trained police officers to keep an eye on things.


Starting to get warmer-- soon this pup will be able to walk around on his own-- for now, though, he can stay comfy in owner's jacket.

Pup Break

Sunday, March 8, 2015


March 2nd-8th

So- no post last week, as I took some time out of the snow and cold down in Florida.

I also want to thank the Fenway News for using one of my photos on this month's cover. It's the one titled Walking Home of two guys walking down Edgerely Rd (taken from Haviland) with an umbrella.

The biggest change I noticed after being gone for 4 days was that the snow- and the landscape in general - moved from kinda cool and pretty and even a little awe-inspiring- to just dirty and kind of disgusting. I decided to just embrace the dirtiness. As the snow piles get smaller and darker they reveal the trash and butts and dog shit below.

But before we dive into the snowy, sooty gutter, here's a cool reflection-

Amp Reflection 

Now let's see just how dirty it is out there

Black Snow

Yeah, pretty gross. I find it interesting how the life of the street just kind of adapts to the big snowbanks- trash is thrown in, dogs pee on the banks - they become a part of the street-- they've been around long enough.


Parking Space

Bike Revealed

It is receding and luckily pretty slowly, so far. Soon it will be gone.


But for now you can still step into the plaza and take a shot that really looks nothing like the street the you know-- and that's kind of cool.

Looking Over Haviland

One last photo-  I hadn't noticed this in the plaza before, so I'm assuming it's new.Nice story and quote.

Wayne's World