Because precast concrete is just so pretty?
This Boston West End office building, with its late 1970s Brutalist style, is literally being given a fresh coat of paint. It’s amazing how much better a building looks when it’s not just exposed dismal gray concrete. (What you see of the concrete here was cleaned before painting began.)
Simple improvement. Le Corbusier was a jerk.
It’s your fault it’s so cold and windy today
I miss the sun
Cold gray leaves on the ground.
Cold gray branches in the sky.
Around Harvard Square
In which mom and I go to a game show show
Haiku for “The Price is Right Live!”:
Me and mom in audience.
Jerry Springer: Host!
The day-glo audience.
Orange hair and Jerry Springer
Mom’s new t-shirt
“The Price is Right Live!”
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Halloween is Bitchin’.
Haiku for the pumpkin patch a week before Halloween:
Tons of orange gourds
That I’ll stab and make scary.
Oh, there’s llamas, too.
Pumpkins and Marlin’s ghost
Overly mascara’ed llama
This just seems like hell.
Haiku for the day before the Head of the Charles Regatta:
How to wreck boating:
Make it a team sport, and have
Someone scream at you.
The Charles River
Between Cambridge and Boston
It better freakin’ pour later today.
At lunchtime today the sun was shining, but I didn’t take my bike to work today because the weatherman said there’d be torrential downpours at evening rush hour.
Is it proper to say “I took a picture of a selfie”?
There was a line of gondola railroad cars on the freight tracks this morning. YSM was busy:
Railroad graffiti. Selfie # 1 [YSM].
Railroad graffiti. Selfie ! # 2 [YSM].
Railroad graffiti. Selfie # 3 [YSM].
Railroad freight lines
Behind Thorndike Street
Distance to girth to mass
Had to stop on the way to work this morning to take this picture:
The GPS bike computer on my folding (commuting) bike hit 500 miles this morning.
+500 miles distance =
-2 inches girth =
-23 pounds mass
Cambridge Street just east of Inman Square
Fog and Sunset
Boston (south of the Charles) was foggy. Cambridge (north of the Charles) was clear.
The sun setting behind the Museum of Science.
Commuter rail tracks over the Charles River
Boston & Cambridge MA
MBTA Time Machine?
Shouldn’t clocks on trains be a little bit accurate?
FYI: Today is October 17, 2016. It was 7:07pm when I took the picture.
MBTA Commuter Rail
6:25PM Train to Lowell
Somewhere between North Station Boston and Lowell MA