Saturday, April 05, 2008

Bostonscapes Photograph Tour of Allston-Brighton

The blogger "fenix" on Bostonscapes Daily Photo has been touring the neighborhoods of Boston and generating a series of posts with many beautifully-shot photographs highlighting the architecture, landmarks, and businesses. She also provides some historical background.

She's started into his Allston-Brighton photo-tour -- four posts to-date (although one is about Brookline's Coolidge Corner instead!) -- and will probably total 8-10 posts when she's finished. Re-load the URL daily to watch the progress, or, better yet, comment on her blog with suggestions for additional photographs that would be appropriate.

A quick bunch of my suggestions for A-B subjects: St. John's Seminary (St. John's Hall) and the hillside and grove next to Cardinal O'Connell's mausoleum; Chestnut Hill Reservoir with pumping station; St. Columbkille's church; WGBH fortress; view towards downtown from the St. Elizabeth's parking garage; Chandler's Pond from the reedy (eastern) end; The Hills Are Alive (The Cenacle); any number of places along the Charles River Reservation; Sparhawk mansion at 43-45 Murdock Street (before they tear it down); the beautiful magnolia tree out front 1954 Comm Ave (wait -- he already chopped it down); Harvard Stadium; architecture of the middle campus at Boston College; many handsome apartment buildings along Comm Ave.

Based on her work on the other neighborhoods, I think there will be better photographs to come than the ones already posted. She really has a good eye for layout and color.

Some previous journeys of Bostonscapes Daily Photo through Boston neighborhoods: Jamaica Plain; Mission Hill; West Roxbury; Dorchester; Back Bay; Fenway-Kenmore; Roxbury; Chinatown; Charlestown; Hyde Park; Roslindale; East Boston; South Boston; North End; South End; Government Center; Beacon Hill.

1 comment:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...


Thank you very much for this review and your very kind words.

I am sorry to disappoint you and your visitors, but the Allstron-Brighton series will remain incomplete (only the four posts I've published so far) until mid May when I will be able to go back to the neighborhood and spend some time exploring it.

From now on I won't be featuring week-long neighborhood series anymore (tonight I'm launching a companion blog, please check it out and let me know what you think), but I will publish more photos of Allston-Brighton in May.

Please feel free to sugest places, landmarks, public art, etc.

Many, many thanks again.

Best regards,