Big day in the town 

Jess and I spent the day walking around Boston.

Trinity Church – Just go and take the tour. It’s an amazing space with lots of history.

   

Reflection in 200 Clarendon, previously known as the John Hancock Tower.
  

Foundation wall.

  

Architecture from different worlds.
  

One of the front doors.

  

Stain glass panel in interior door.
 

Trinity from inside the Boston Public Library.

Lunch at Galleria Umberto, North End – Good eats and cheap. $12 and some change for both of us to eat all we needed for lunch. However, the line is always out the door and when the food is gone they close the door! The menu has 6 food items, soda and a few beers. If your a fussy eater don’t bother, but if you want a decent lunch with a really good Aranchini head on down for a real treat.

  
  

Privately owned public space – 470 Atlantic Avenue. Head into the lobby and ask to go to the observation deck. Jess heard a story on NPR about spaces like these and we decided to go find one. Great views and its free!

  
   
    

 

Sign brackets – Many years ago I welded for a living. One of our trucks backed into the Dunkin Donuts sign on Atlantic Ave (near the Aquarium) and I was dispatched to fix it. While I was working away a Boston police officer came over to see what was going on. I lifted my helmets and we chatted for a few minutes. He was not impressed that I first parked on the side walk, second had no work permit, but he simply smiled and said get it done and get out of here when I used a parking meter as an anchor point to come-a-long the sign into place! By my guess the brackets at 20+ years in place.

Next time you are in the area look up at the Dunkin Donuts sign, it’s the only one with corner bracket.

   
  

The T – No trip to Boston is complete without a ride on the T.

   
   
Boston Public Library – In all the years I lived around Boston I never toured the existing portion of the BPL. This is truly a wonderful space and the inner courtyard is a gem in the heart of Boston. The bonus was a free concert. The Wiles put on a great show and everyone enjoyed it.

   

Reading room.
  

Inner courtyard.

  

Index card………thousands of them!
  

 I’m fairly certain that McKim, Mead and White did not see this juxtaposition when designing the BPL.

 

More index cards.
   

One set of main doors. 
  

Main stair. They (we) don’t build them like they used too.

  

Another doorway off the foyer.

The following is a series of photo of the marionette collection.
    
    
    
    

The Wiles. Go here for more information.
   

Other photos

   
Boston Maranton Finish Line.

 
Old South Church.

 
Teddy head mannequins. 
 
Singer sewing machine display. Very impressive collection.
 

Public Alley 439 

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