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A Beautiful Day In Boston, Mass.

May 2, 2013
looking through the Rowes Wharf Arch

Looking through the Rowes Wharf Arch.

I was in Boston yesterday through the late afternoon and evening. It was a spring-perfect day as these photos show. Of course the events of the week of the Boston Marathon were fresh in my mind, but the psyche of the city itself seemed to be working toward recovery.

It helped that the sun was bright and warm, the sky and water brilliant shades of blue.

I love the mix of history shown in the architecture of a city - here the curves of the corners in the old and new structures catch my eye.

I love the mix of history shown in the architecture of a city – here the curves of the corners in the old and new structures catch my eye.

Jetliner approaching Logan Airport as sailboats are moored in harbor waters in Boston, Mass.

Jetliner approaching Logan Airport as sailboats are moored in harbor waters in Boston, Mass.

The streets of the financial district in Boston are labyrinthine. They are narrow, there’s lots of “one way”s, and tall, close buildings obscure any sense of forward direction beyond 500-1000 feet. The spill of the sun’s light doesn’t reach the pavement. Somehow, when I drive through this area, I have a sense of thrill, in the same way the twist and turns of a carnival fun-house might give me.

the cavernous feel within the streets of the financial district in Boston

the cavernous feel within the streets of the financial district in Boston

Boston has a rich history on the U.S. timeline and a walk up State Street brings it all home as plaques identify points of interest about the start of the Revolutionary War.

I suppose then, it was appropriate that my visit to Boston ended simultaneously, by chance, with a capitalism funeral procession that passed me by at about 9:00 p.m. as I made my way to my car.  This raucous and disorienting event provided clues toward its meaning but overall it was a visual puzzle! Today, I’ve researched what it’s about and have shared a link to The Phoenix article (about last year’s procession) for the reader’s benefit! Here’s how it looked last night!

Boston Capitalism funeral May 1 2013

Boston MA May 2013 Capitalism funeral procession

Capitalism funeral procession Boston May 1 2012

Capitalism funereral procession May 1 2013 in Boston MA

Yes, Boston is carrying on!
(pun intended!)

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