Boston

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by otter, Jan 31, 2011.

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    otter Guest

    I'm going to be in the Boston area the next 3 days for a business
    trip. I'll be tied up during the day for meetings, but I might be
    able to slip away some night to take pictures. Any suggestions on
    good locations for night shots in the Boston area?
     
    otter, Jan 31, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    Hennessy's on Union Street serves shots of Jameson straight-up. You
    don't even have to wait until dark to order.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 31, 2011
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    Bill Graham Guest

    Here is a link to some of the sights downtown...
    http://www.starthereboston.com/Attractions-Map-Downtown.html
     
    Bill Graham, Jan 31, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    Fanueil Hall marketplace. Busy, lots of stuff there.

    Bring a snow shovel and boots, though. We're expecting
    another foot or two over the next few days.

    ================================================

    "otter" wrote in message

    I'm going to be in the Boston area the next 3 days for a
    business
    trip. I'll be tied up during the day for meetings, but I
    might be
    able to slip away some night to take pictures. Any
    suggestions on
    good locations for night shots in the Boston area?
     
    Bowser, Jan 31, 2011
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  5. For tonight (Monday), I suggest heading over to the Cambridge
    side of the Charles River and taking shots of the Back Bay
    skyline. The Mother Church and the Zakim bridge can also make
    for great shots. Dress Warmly.

    Tuesday and Wednesday, Boston is forecast to get a major
    snow, with some "Wintery Mix" tossed in. Some media outlets
    forecasting total snow accumulations in the 16-20" range.
    That's in addition to large piles of snow leftover from the
    3rd snowiest January in the city's history. What shots of
    opportunity this will create is anyone's guess, ranging from
    massive traffic jams to lovely ice covered trees. Stay safe!
     
    Michael Benveniste, Jan 31, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : > I'm going to be in the Boston area the next 3 days for a business
    : > trip. I'll be tied up during the day for meetings, but I might be
    : > able to slip away some night to take pictures. Any suggestions on
    : > good locations for night shots in the Boston area?
    :
    : For tonight (Monday), I suggest heading over to the Cambridge
    : side of the Charles River and taking shots of the Back Bay
    : skyline. The Mother Church and the Zakim bridge can also make
    : for great shots. Dress Warmly.

    The only place I know of to photograph the Zakim Bridge from ground level is
    North Point. Take the Green Line subway to Science Park and walk west towards
    Lechmere Square. Turn right after the Craigie Bridge construction, then right
    again into North Point Park. Walk along the path until you get to the river,
    and the bridge will be off to your left.

    I've also tried to photograph the bridge from the Boston side, by the little
    park next to the TD Garden (where the Celtics and Bruins play). But the view
    isn't nearly as good.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 1, 2011
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    otter Guest

    I wasted all my time today trying to take coworkers to Pizza Regina at
    11 Thacher St, only I typed in 11 Thatcher St into my GPS. Well, you
    can look it up where that took me. I kept thinking, there's GOT to be
    a quicker way to get downtown from the airport. LOL.

    With the snow coming, may not get many Mass pics, but we'll see.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, though.
     
    otter, Feb 1, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    What's the big deal? Boston is known for its cowpath streets and
    "You can't get there from here" layout. The worst thing about
    Boston's layout is that you can often see your destination, but you
    can't find a street that goes there.
     
    tony cooper, Feb 1, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:51:44 -0800 (PST), otter
    :
    : >> I'm going to be in the Boston area the next 3 days for a business
    : >> trip.  I'll be tied up during the day for meetings, but I might be
    : >> able to slip away some night to take pictures.  Any suggestions on
    : >> good locations for night shots in the Boston area?
    : >
    : >I wasted all my time today trying to take coworkers to Pizza Regina at
    : >11 Thacher St, only I typed in 11 Thatcher St into my GPS. Well, you
    : >can look it up where that took me. I kept thinking, there's GOT to be
    : >a quicker way to get downtown from the airport. LOL.
    : >
    : What's the big deal? Boston is known for its cowpath streets and
    : "You can't get there from here" layout. The worst thing about
    : Boston's layout is that you can often see your destination, but you
    : can't find a street that goes there.

    That's what the subways are for. When I was 12 years old, I could usually get
    from Point A to Point B on the subway (even though we lived 1500 miles away
    and visited rarely). But put me on the ground between stations, and I might as
    well have been on the moon.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 1, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    I hope that I'm not misunderstood about my opinion of Boston. If I
    won some sort of drawing for free airline tickets to any US
    destination, Boston would be high on my list. I'd love to go back to
    Boston for the photography, the food, and the sights. It's just
    driving in that city that I can't stand. Washington DC is right up
    there with Boston as a city that's Hell to drive in and find your way
    around.
     
    tony cooper, Feb 1, 2011
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  11. I lived in Boston a year, and Cambridge another, and drove everywhere.
    Maps always open and at my side. Loved those roundabouts, too, but
    survived with nary a wrinkle in a panel.
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 1, 2011
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    Don McC Guest

    When navigating around Boston, just remember:
    The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury. Due north of the
    center we find the South End. This is not to be confused with South
    Boston which lies directly east from the South End. North of the South
    End is East Boston and southwest of East Boston is the North End.
    Back Bay is in the middle. And the Harvard Bridge goes to M.I.T.
     
    Don McC, Feb 1, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    "otter" wrote in message

    I wasted all my time today trying to take coworkers to Pizza
    Regina at
    11 Thacher St, only I typed in 11 Thatcher St into my GPS.
    Well, you
    can look it up where that took me. I kept thinking, there's
    GOT to be
    a quicker way to get downtown from the airport. LOL.

    With the snow coming, may not get many Mass pics, but we'll
    see.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, though.

    ============================================

    Where are you staying? Maybe I can suggest something close
    to the hotel.
     
    Bowser, Feb 1, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    Yes, and you are one of the reasons that driving in Boston terrifies
    me. You went zooming around me in a roundabout with your attention
    completely centered on the map on the seat beside you.

    Those of us who drive with our eyes on the road ahead and the cars
    around us are screaming "Watch the road! Watch the road!" at you.
     
    tony cooper, Feb 1, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    Look, I drive in Boston all the time. It's easy if you follow a few rules:

    1. Out of state plate=fresh meat.
    2. Stop signs are a suggestion.
    3. The right of way is a birthright.
    4. Yellow lights are a joke; to be ignored.
    5. Red lights are when you should look both ways before proceeding.
    6. The people in the rotary (roundabout) have the right of way unless
    you can get in front of them.
     
    Bowser, Feb 1, 2011
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  16. Aka. "Thou shalt not yield."
    You forgot "A turn signal is giving information to the enemy,"
    and several others. On the other hand, in terms of number of
    road deaths per 100,000 people, a recent study concluded that
    Massachusetts was the safest state in the U.S.:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-01-25-1Ahighwaydeathlottery25_ST_N.htm
     
    Mike Benveniste, Feb 1, 2011
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    Walter Banks Guest

    7. Green light gives you the right to go into the intersection and play
    chicken with the folks entering on Red lights.
    8. A block maybe two wrong way on a one way street doesn't count.

    I saw a minor three car rear-ender in the center lane on a Boston expressway.
    The three cars stopped. The center car was driven by a lady who opened a door
    that was taken off by a car two ahead of me. He never stopped, brake lights
    were on until he hit the door and then he resumed to freeway speed.


    I used to live in NH and was in Boston weekly.

    Walter..
     
    Walter Banks, Feb 1, 2011
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    Walter Banks Guest

    Boston is like driving in bumper cars. It is heads up driving, most
    accidents are minor. The traffic is so heavy that it is nearly
    impossible to get a velocity delta big enough to do real damage.

    Out of town trucks usually get their lumps driving intown along
    the Charles river where several 10' underpasses are waiting
    to trim them down to size.

    Everbody has forgotten horns.
    1) One honk means 'I'm here idiot'
    2) Two honks 'Wots the matter are you deaf'
    3) Steady loud honk 'I'm coming through'

    Low cost brake job, bigger horn

    w..
     
    Walter Banks, Feb 1, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    WFT is a "turn signal?"

    MA is the safest state for one very simple reason: you can't get killed
    driving 15 MPH.
     
    Bowser, Feb 1, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    But the guy actually hit the brakes? Really? Damned fool.
     
    Bowser, Feb 1, 2011
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