Fenway, the Victory Gardens
and an hour at the museum with the impressionists
This spring I took a business trip to Boston, perfect oppurtunity for some street photography. More was accomplished business wise than anticipated and as an added bonus spent time with old friends, and as always with the way Photography gets you to stop, look and listen I met some interesting folk and got an unexpected education by taking my camera for a walk around the neighborhood.
Stayed in Kenmore Square at the Commonwealth Hotel. Had a nice view of the Green monster out my hotel room window. Nothing scheduled until a business dinner at 6pm, that gave me the afternoon free for some street photography. A quick look at the map showed “the Fens” on the other side of Fenway, looked interesting with paths winding through the park past the museum of fine art. Sounds like a plan. Headed down Commonwealth and over the Mass Pike via the Papi Ortiz Bridge. The Bosox were out of town so the neighborhood was pretty quiet, but it is still awe inspiring to me. In recent years haven’t been much of a fan, but the ceremony and tradition of it all still impresses me!
Just past Fenway is the Fenway Victory Gardens, was fascinated to discover that these are the oldest continuously operating Word War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Wandered through the gardens and met Dan, Dan owns a double plot, I asked him for the run down, you need to be a Boston resident, each plot is $40. There is a relatively small waiting list, one Saturday in May they have a community day, where among other things, new plots are awarded.
Dan mentioned they have a rabbit problem, in addition to all the geese, which I don’t think the geese are much help either. You could tell Bonnie loved her garden, she didn’t understand why I would want her picture, as she pointed out no one will know who she is, but she agreed none the less, although would not look at the camera.
Leaving the gardens brought me to the Agassiz Road bridge that crosses the Muddy River. Tried to capture the timelessness of the scene. Over the bridge and across the Fens brings us to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
As I approached the museum, I see these 2 large baby heads, complete with a hipster perfectly positioned in front of the heads for a great candid street shot. As happens all too often, once I am almost in position he gets up and runs into the museum. I go in at 3:30 to discover the last hour is free, starting at 4pm, as it should be. This lead to finding a pizza joint across the street, perfect timing, I need food and to kill half an hour. Back into the museum I was lucky enough that they had a few impressionist exhibits. Most noteworthy for me of course, Claude and Vinnie. Love the impressionists! Perhaps I will post the rest of the museum photos another time.
Came out out of the museum to find Sam and Gena willing to pose and it is a bit closer to the Golden hour, so a perfect way to conclude a great photo walk in Boston.
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