That evening we dined at the highly rated Dante restaurant at our hotel, the Royal Sonesta, on Cambridge Parkway. We took an outside table with views across the Charles River to Boston.
As the sun set I took this picture of the buildings on the Boston side of the river. Well, I had already captured the sunrise.
I’ve used this picture for the banner of my new photography blog, exposures.
Looking West along the Charles River towards Harvard. The “broken Toblerone” building on the far bank is the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Looking back towards the East, the Hatch Shell open air music venue is central in this picture, about two thirds down from the top.
My eye was drawn to a very bright glint. It turned out to be the sun catching the cars in the car park towards the top right of this “urban abstract”. Sadly the limited dynamic range of a digital photo can’t capture the effect.
Straight across the Charles River to Cambridge.
From the Prudential Tower there is a good view of Logan Airport, with a Delta Airlines flight coming in to land.
Lunch at Abe & Louie’s on Boylston Street, with all the businessmen doing their deals. Then shopping at the Prudential Center, mainly after some Uggs for Esther. While there we took the opportunity to go to the top of the Prudential Tower. Not quite as tall as Hancock Place but at least you can go to the observatory at the top.
This is the dome atop 111 Huntington Avenue, looming disturbingly close.
The Boston Red Sox stadium, Fenway Park.
Looking up the Charles River towards our hotel, the Royal Sonesta (name on blue sign atop the hotel). Longfellow Bridge is in the foreground.
Copley Square, with Hancock Place towering over 500 Boylston Street, with Trinity Church nestled at the foot of the latter. The angular building partially obscuring the Hancock Tower is the Westin hotel.
Focusing in on Trinity Church with 500 Boylston Street behind.
The municipal library is housed in an imposing building (the McKim Building) so we took a look inside. Apparently it is the largest municipal public library in the USA, and I wouldn’t dream of doubting it. It was handy too – we needed the Internet for some domestic business and the library provides public access, although the computers were rather old and the connection speed was slow.
While at Copley Square we had a look inside the venerable Trinity Church. Having established that photography was allowed inside the church I proceeded to take some photos, as best I could in the very limited light.
The first one was taken looking straight up at the ceiling. Not sure if the resemblance to a draughts board is intentional.
Having woken to the extraordinary sight of the John Hancock Tower (officially Hancock Place) at dawn, we decided to go get a closer look. Back on the T, then, this time as far as Copley Square. This is Trinity Church and its reflection in the John Hancock Tower alongside.
There was some building work going on just off the square. This view takes in part of the Public Library, the Prudential Tower and 111 Huntington Avenue.
The tortoise, the hare and the Naomi.