Color Season on the Charles River

Color Season on the Charles River

Photos taken in Cambridge and Boston on November 9, 2008.

Copyright (c) 2008, Sandra J. Loosemore. Photos are provided for personal viewing only; no other use is permitted without prior written consent.


I started my walk near the BU bridge. Here's a view looking downriver towards the Back Bay; the towers are the Hancock building and the Prudential building. The Citgo sign is a landmark at Kenmore Square.
This cormorant is having a hard time staying perched on top of the buoy. There was quite a bit of wind on this day, which was kicking up the waves on the river.
Having passed by the Massachusetts Avenue bridge, here are the sailboats from Community Boating, in front of Beacon Hill, the Capitol building, and the Financial District towers.
Fall colors along Memorial Drive in front of the MIT campus.
When you're a gazillionaire, you can afford one of these yachts.
More fall colors at the approach to the Longfellow Bridge.
This lion gargoyle is on one of the end towers of the Longfellow Bridge.
The new cable-stayed Zakim Bridge in the background, beyond the rusty rail of the Longfellow.
A Red Line train crosses the bridge. This bridge is in such poor condition that over the summer they had to shut down the Red Line briefly and restrict traffic on the bridge in order to carry out emergency repairs.
The Longfellow Bridge is sometimes called the "salt and pepper shaker bridge" from the shape of its towers. Here's a view with a Duck Tour boat passing under the bridge. Also note the tarps hanging off the bridge below the railing; while the bridge was being repaired, some dude who worked for the highway department stole the decorative ironwork that used to be there and sold it for scrap.
Here's a zoomed-in view of some of the decorative stonework on the tower base. There's the prow of a Viking ship, a dolphin, and who knows what else. You probably have to take one of those Duck Tour boats to get a better look at this.
On the Boston side of the bridge now, here's a view up Beacon Hill from Charles Street. When you are a gazillionaire, you can afford a house in this neighborhood, too.
Here's some fall color in the Boston Public Garden.
Some late-season roses in the Public Garden.
Another view of the Public Garden.


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