Author Archives: sdunwell

About sdunwell

Photographer & publisher, specializing in architecture, aerials and views of Boston.

New Science Harvard SEAS SEC

The Paulson Center for Science, Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Harvard University anchors the new Allston campus, just west of the Stadium and the Business School, on Western Avenue. Architect Stefan Behnisch has designed a wonderful new temple to … Continue reading

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Customs House Tower clock – 105 anniversary

While the tower was completed in 1915, the clock was not started until noon on April 6, 1916. Built by the Howard Clock Co., it has a 9 foot pendulum.   Stats:  22 ft diameter face,  3 ft glass numbers, … Continue reading

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Raffles Boston penthouse rendering

The Raffles Hotel project in Boston has begun its marketing campaign. Recent articles in Forbes and Boston.com show several renderings of the tower, located on Stuart Street, between Clarendon and Dartmouth. This image shows the penthouse terrace, with a view … Continue reading

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Touro Synagogue

The oldest synagogue in America was built to serve the Sephardic Jewish community in Newport, led by Isaac Touro. The architect, Peter Harrison, was already known for his work at King’s Chapel in Boston and the Redwood library in Newport. … Continue reading

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Harvard SEAS Science and Engineering

The Paulson Center for Science, Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Harvard University anchors the new Allston campus, just west of the Stadium and the Business School. Architect Stefan Behnisch has designed a wonderful new temple to Science, with a … Continue reading

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Chesterfield, MA

A perfect little village at a crossroads, Chesterfield sits on a hilltop in western Massachusetts. It has the essentials: a church, a library, a post office, a store, town offices, and a few Federal style houses. This aerial view is … Continue reading

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Lenox panorama aerial

3-part panorama looking north from the Church on the Hill, Lenox, MA. Drone altitude is 400 ft.

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Fort Point panorama with LAANC

The FAA has introduced LAANC to facilitate drone authorizations in controlled airspace. Boston was activated in late 2018. This image was made with the new system. The panorama is made by merging 3 exposures: left, center, right.

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Boston aerial sunrise clouds

On left, just before the sun clears the skyline buildings. On right, a few minutes later, as a scrim of clouds moves in from the west. The sun must be blocked to reduce its intensity. In this case, it is … Continue reading

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Boston marathon starting line aerial photo

Boston marathon is today, with bad weather, so no flying. This image was made in 1994, flying in a R-22 with Anne Umphrey as pilot. Hopkinton, MA

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