Tag Archives: R-22

Boston Lighthouse tri-centennial

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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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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: three-decker housing, Somerville, MA

Rows of gambrel-roofed houses in Somerville, MA. Low angle oblique telephoto to compress and dramatize the repeating pattern. Helicopter is Robinson R-22.

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Aerial photo of the week: Boston Marathon

The start of the Boston Marathon, Hopkinton, MA. Left, from 10 ft up, on a ladder. Right, 800 ft up from a small helicopter. The runners are crowded at the start, and moving slowly downhill; 26.2 miles to Boston.

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Aerial photo of the week: Cambridge & Harvard snow

Sunset lights up the taller buildings in this snowy landscape, from Cambridge looking east to Boston. Helicopter R-22.

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Aerial photo of the week: Boston Tea Party – 12/16/73

December 16, 1773 – A great crowd gathered at the Old South Meeting House to hear speeches protesting new taxes on imports, including tea. Shouting “Boston harbor a tea party tonight,” they went down to the nearby docks. Thinly disguised … Continue reading

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Aerial photo of the week: “New Vitality” Downtown

Front page image Boston Globe 11/26/12 :”New Vitality” downtown, compared with similar aerial photo 10/13/12 helicopter R-22.

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Aerial photo of the week: Getty Museum

Aerial view of the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Helicopter R-22. Late afternoon light, winter.

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Aerial photo of the week: Harvard, MA autumn

Autumn aerial view with early morning sunlight, Harvard, Mass.

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