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Olmsted Oaks Franklin Park aerial

Franklin Park, designed by F. L. Olmsted, ca 1885. Oblique aerial showing the oak trees with autumn colors.

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New Boston Seaport aerial view

Sept 13 was a beautiful morning for aerial views. Great visibility, light winds. Flying with Taylor from Blue Hill Helicopters in the R-44. This series made shortly after sunrise. Camera is the Canon 5D Mark 3-SR for super Hi-Res images.

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Boston Lighthouse tri-centennial

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Customs House tower aerial clock centennial

The clock on this tower began ticking 100 years ago this week. The tower dates from 1915, and the Greek Revival building below from 1836.

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Aerial photo of the week: Boston lighthouse

Boston lighthouse aerial view at dusk. One of seven murals (8×15′) at Children’s Hospital, directed by Betty Bothereau of L’Attitude Gallery. R22 pilot = Anne Umphrey.

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Aerial photo of the week: Harvard campus

New 14 ft mural of the campus for Harvard Continuing Education. This aerial fills the back wall of the new Welcome Center. Hassie H4 from E. P. Levine, Helicopter R44 from Blue Hill. Thanks to Seaport Graphics for printing, mounting … Continue reading

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First aerial photograph in USA – 10/13/1860

First successful aerial photograph made in the USA, by J. W. Black, 10/13/1860, from a balloon tethered over Boston Common. Left, the original, at the Boston Public Library. Right, a view from the same spot, same day and time, 2012. … Continue reading

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Aerial photo of the week: Fan Pier

Fan Pier, Boston: 1987 and September, 2014 aerial views. Altitude 1400 ft. Schweitzer 300 helicopter; Taylor Chase = pilot. Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant, bottom center, is now closed. The Moakley Federal Courthouse is almost obscured by the new Vertex buildings … Continue reading

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Aerial photo of the week: Boston winter evening lights

Flying after sunset with pilot Matt Shawver, in the Schweizer 300. Altitude 1500 ft; ISO 3200, KS-4 gyro. Blue Hill Helicopters.

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Aerial photo of the week: Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill and downtown Boston, for Suffolk University. Project director: George Comeau. Pilot: Mike Peavey. Jet Ranger. Elevations: 500 – 1400 ft. Gyro: KS-4.

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