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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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Boston College – Aerial view UAV

Boston College, Bapst Library. Photo drone UAV at about 200 ft elevation. Architect = Maginnis and Walsh, 1925

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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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Skyline panorama of the week

Panoramic view from Millenium Place, looking towards the harbor. 200 degrees, from Zakim Bridge on left to Southeast expressway on right.

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Church Architecture Photo Workshop interior Jan 31

Special opportunity – Photo Workshop inside a beautiful church – Our Lady of Victories, Boston. Jan 31, 12:30 – 4PM. Work with Steve inside, using existing light + some artificial supplements, PC/TS lenses. This superb venue will close soon. Intermediate … Continue reading

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Rooftop view of the week: Fifth Avenue & Broadway

Fifth Avenue and Broadway intersect at Madison Square, with the Flatiron Building in the angle.  This view from 26th street, for a commercial developer.

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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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Architecture photo of the week: Alvah Kittredge house

The Alvah Kittredge House, in Roxbury, dates from 1836. Once grand, it was almost abandoned and derelict until a recent restoration by Historic Boston, Inc. Mayor Walsh and neighborhood dignitaries attended the celebration of this work last week. Afterwards, some … Continue reading

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Architecture photo of the week: Old South, Easter

Easter morning at Old South Church, Boston. (Cummings & Sears, 1874)

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