Yesterday Craig (macjake) asked if there were any pictures of Fenway Park's Green Monster in the offing. There weren't, but I do happen to have some. So, Craig, ask and ye shall receive!
The Green Monster is the most iconic feature of Boston's Fenway Park, the oldest stadium in all of Major League Baseball and the home of my favorite team, the Boston Red Sox. Fenway Park was opened in 1912, 100 years ago this past season - in fact, the news of its opening was overshadowed by that of the sinking of the HMS Titanic!
The Wall has changed a great deal over the years; while it has always had the hand-operated scoreboard at its base, in its early days it was covered with advertising, as was the style at the time. In the middle of the 20th century it was stripped of those ads and remained blank and green for some time.
Fenway Park, sadly, languished in disrepair for much of the latter half of the 20th century. There was talk of replacing it in Boston, which would have destroyed one of the game's jewels. But in 2002, the Red Sox were pruchased by new ownership, who committed themselves to the park. They refurbished it, cleaned it up, and turned it not only into a historic park but also a great place to experience. They took down the ugly net over the Green Monster and installed seating; they added amenities, redid the field itself, and installed new scoreboards with great capacity of stats and information. Fenway is now a wonderful place to watch a ballgame - I just wish the team that played there this year had been better!
This weekend I'm heading down to Texas for a wedding - I'll look forward to catching up on people's posts on Tuesday!
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bukitgolfb301 (30401) 2012-10-26 17:31
Hi dear Andrew
You know, I am a fun of Major leage baseball!
I like this image very much. I enjoy a world sereies. Wonderful twilight one secne!
Many thanks for you sharing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
marabu61 (4182) 2012-10-27 6:21
Those baseball players look so dwarfed against the big green wall. I like the light and the deep saturated colors in this shot.
have a good weekend
macjake (39998) 2012-10-27 21:40
I've been looking at this scene for a few minutes now and just falling in love with it!
I don't know when, but when i DO visit Boston, going to a red sox game is #1 on my list! I will make sure to travel here during the MLB season.
Have you ever sat up in those LF outfield seats above the green monster? I wonder how much they are, and what the views are like. Its a catch 22, it'd be great to sit way up there on the green monster, but if you do, then you can't look at it like your POV in the photo :)
So I guess the only answer to that is to go to two games! :)
I can't thank you enough Andrew. I give this one a 10 out of 10!
krzychu30 (9399) 2012-10-28 7:02
great scene!I think itīs the first shot from baseball field I see on TE.Always nice to see something new(even if we I mean Europeans do not understand what's going on in this game:)
Excellently composed picture.Sharpness,colors and contrast are superb.Eye-catching composition!
Have a nice sunday
frunchy (1301) 2012-11-23 7:14
very nice scenery, especially with the huge ligths. I like most, that there are also players on the field. Nice striving side light, too.
TFS, best regards, F.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (6103)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-31
- Categories: Architecture, Event
- Camera: Nikon D3100, *AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-26 5:31