Boston Harbor

8 12 2019

A Three Hour Tour





Boston Marathon Snapchat (re-purposed)

8 05 2016

This was recorded on my Snapchat account and re-purposed so that it would live on…

Today we into Boston to watch the Boston Marathon. We had a great spot as the runners approached the final turn onto Boylston Street and head to the finish line.
The weather was sunny with temperature in the 60 deg. F range.
Spectators were 4 to 5 deep on the sidewalks in some areas.
To pull off an event like Boston does it takes a lot of planning and a great team. Nice job Boston!
Today’s marathon was the 120th running and 50 years for the women.
The spectators go very loud as the first wheel chair athletes rounded to corner and the volume of chairs continued to grow as the runner approached.
We saw some great support of encouragement from some runners as others were having a difficult time. There was what looked like a team of 3 men (or 3 friends) that must have run the first 26 miles together. As they approached the final 0.2 tenths of a mile and before the turned that famous corner to the finish. They all shook hands and pats on the back, and then one of these men turned up the heat as he found his final kick to the finish. Must have been good friend. There were many acts of kindness along the 26.2 miles. I’m sure of it. Great work by all of the runners today at every level. As well as to the Boston Marathon teams of volunteer that helped to make this a successful event. I am very proud to say I’m from Boston.

To learn more about the Boston Marathon please visit:
web site: http://www.baa.org/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBostonMar…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bostonmarathon





Boston Marathon 04182016

8 05 2016

Today we into Boston to watch the Boston Marathon. We had a great spot as the runners approached the final turn onto Boylston Street and head to the finish line.

The weather was sunny with temperature in the 60 deg. F range.
Spectators were 4 to 5 deep on the sidewalks in some areas.
To pull off an event like Boston does it takes a lot of planning and a great team. Nice job Boston!

Today’s marathon was the 120th running and 50 years for the women.

The spectators go very loud as the first wheel chair athletes rounded to corner and the volume of chairs continued to grow as the runner approached.
We saw some great support of encouragement from some runners as others were having a difficult time. There was what looked like a team of 3 men (or 3 friends) that must have run the first 26 miles together. As they approached the final 0.2 tenths of a mile and before the turned that famous corner to the finish. They all shook hands and pats on the back, and then one of these men turned up the heat as he found his final kick to the finish. Must have been good friend. There were many acts of kindness along the 26.2 miles. I’m sure of it.

Great work by all of the runners today at every level. As well as to the Boston Marathon teams of volunteer that helped to make this a successful event. I am very proud to say I’m from Boston.

To learn more about the Boston Marathon please visit:
web site: http://www.baa.org/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBostonMar…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bostonmarathon





A Day In Boston

13 09 2014

We spent a day on Labor Day weekend in Boston. Starting out at Christopher Columbus Park where art was being displayed, music being played and art demonstration including glass blowing. We walks around taking in all of the sights and sounds before heading over the the North End where we were parting in the streets. Had to stop by the world famous Regina Pizzeria for a slice and then over to Mikes Pastry for a connoli and even purchased some to take home. Took a walk throught Paul revere Park with the Old North Church in the background. All in all it was a great day filled with the sights, sounds, memories and smells of great food in the streets of Boston. Please enjoy some photos we took of the day.

Glsaa Blowing Boston

Glass Blowing Boston

Back Strees of Boston

Back Streets of Boston

Rigina Pizzera Boston

World Famous Regina Pizzeria Boston North End

Banana On A Stick

Banana On A Stick North End Boston

Cannoli Boston

Cannoli North End Boston

North End Boston

Party In The Street North End Boston

Paul Revere Park Boston

Paul Revere Park and The Old North Church in tha background North End Boston

Hand Tavern Boston

Hand Tavern Boston

ye olde Union Oyster House Boston

ye olde Union Oyster House Boston





A Day On Boston Harbor

10 06 2014

I had the opportunity to spend a day in Boston Harbor on a boat with some friends. It was a picture perfect day with calm seas and big white puffy clouds. A great day for photographs. Here are a few photos from that day. I hope you enjoy them.

The photographs are mine. I gave credit and a link to the information noted.

Roseway_001

Roseway, gaff-rigged schooner

Roseway is a wooden gaff-rigged schooner launched on 24 November 1925 in Essex, Massachusetts. She is now restored and listed as a National Historic Landmark.

credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseway

 

Boston Tea Party_001

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was a key event in the growth of the American Revolution.

credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Tea_Party

 

Boston Skyline_001

Boston Skyline

Boston Skyline_002

Boston,  the capital of the U.S. state of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England, is home to 251 completed high-rises, 27 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The majority of the city’s skyscrapers and high-rises are clustered in the Back Bay neighborhoods.

credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Boston

 

Spitit Of Boston_001

Spirit of Boston

The Spirit of Boston, Cruising year-round from Boston’s historic Seaport District, Spirit offers lunch, dinner, cocktail and holiday cruises, plus dozens of themed cruises.

 

USS Constitution Old Ironsides_001

USS Constitution Old Ironsides

USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.

credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution

 

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna_001

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

Amaluna is a touring show by Cirque du Soleil. Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the story takes place on an island governed by goddesses.

credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaluna

Marina Bay Boston_001

Marina Bay Boston

Marina Bay is situated on the former site of the Victory Destroyer Plant and Navel Air Station Squantum. a naval airfield that was closed in 1954.

credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Bay_(Quincy,_Massachusetts)

 

 

 





CC Chapman spoke at Boston Media Makers

1 12 2013
CC Chapman 12012013 by Steve Garfield

click this photo to listen to the audio clip

CC Chapman spoke at todays monthly Boston Media Makers breakfast meeting hosted by Steve Garfield . Here’s a clip from that talk.

If your ever in or live in the greater Boston area Boston Media Makers meets the first Sunday of every month at Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Hope to see you at a meeting soon.

To learn more about Boston Media Makers please visit http://bostonmediamakers.com/

To learn more about C.C. Chapman please visit http://www.cc-chapman.com/speaking/

Photo shared with permission by Steve Garfield http://stevegarfield.com/

Link to Steve Garfield’s original photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/11156810814/





Sand and Water – National Sand Sculpting Festival with Bruce Garber

21 07 2013

National Sand Sculpting Festival
Revere Beach, July 19 – 21, 2013

Revere Beach is located six miles north of downtown Boston.

In 2004, the first New England Sand Sculpting Festival was held. The annual contest soon offered cash prizes, which attracted famous sculptors from all over the world. This year’s tournament is taking place from Friday July 19th to Sunday July 21st 2013, near the bandstand on Revere Beach Boulevard.

The artists adhere to strict rules during the contest. Each sculptor is given 10 tons of sand and are assigned an 18′ x 18′ square exhibit area. Work by the artists is limited to 24 hours in total length, which is spread out over several days. Forms for molding components are allowed and must be removed prior to the artworks being rated by the judges. The sand sculptures are evaluated using four categories: (1) degree of difficulty, (2) originality and creativity, (3) quality of sculpting, and (4) overall visual impact. Thousands of dollars in prize money are offered each year, which garners some of the best artists in the nation to the festival. The New England Sand Sculpting event draws a lot of people to Revere Beach, and has increased the appeal of visiting this local attraction.

To learn more please visit there web site:
http://www.celebrateboston.com/events…

sub-notes:
The live streamed video broadcast was not the best video quality do to signal strength and bandwidth from this location however, it’s a great example of the work we’re doing to “walk the walk for those who can’t” via http://virtualphotowalks.org . We take people with disabilities to different locations around the world with the help from our generous photographer friends and enabled smartphones. Today it was my pleasure to take a few friends to the beach to see these wonderful sand sculptures.

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