Monday, July 6, 2015




Fourth of July weekend is a strange time here. Most of the weekend is very quiet as the locals head to the shore or mountains and the city is empty except of course for the 4th itself when it gets very crowded for the fireworks. 

I want to start with a photo that I really like- even though it was kind of a tossed off photo I took from the car as I was getting ready to take the Fuji back. I like the photo for the haziness and the muted colors. It has the look of a hot summer day in the 70's. I barely processed it all-- it just looked right.

Hazy Day

Speaking of old photos-- a friend of my wife's sent us this photo-- from 1965, looking down Mass Ave toward Symphony it shows the corner of Mass Ave and Haviland--the Back Bay Lounge is where Dunkin' Donuts now is. I love this photo-- you can see dirty piles of snow and all the little business's crammed in that block. There's a Chinese place in the same spot where Nan Ling's was and now Dumpling Palace. If you look closely you can see Bill's Bar and the sign that the Bill's Bar on Landsdowne used. 

Looking Down Mass Ave -1965

Here's a few shots of above Haviland Street--way above




One more taken from above

Couple on the Corner

And back down to street level

Alley Chat

Shadow Leaves

For Lease

Sax Girl
And here's one to wish you a Happy 4th of July and a great summer!

Happy 4th