The swing bridge in the foreground is the Old Northern Avenue bridge, built in 1908 to cross Fort Point Channel in Boston. As of about 15 years ago, it is a pedestrian-only bridge. At the time it was built, the seaport side of this bridge (where I am standing) was primarily used for shipping terminals and fishing boats. Recently, it has been developed, and a new convention center built, so that this area has all of a sudden become an interesting place to be. The buildings you see behind the bridge are part of downtown's financial district.
The Fort Point channel is named after Fort Hill, which was a hill, near the current site of the Boston Children's Museum, that contained a revolutionary era fortification with cannon. The hill was leveled in the mid 1800s to make way for further development. The Fort point neighborhoods were used in the filming of the movie "The Departed".
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jcpix (13704) 2013-10-29 19:20
I always enjoy these kinds of pictures that provide a look at both the old and new features of a city together. Unfortunately I've never been to Boston, but I've heard it's a great place...despite the Sawks! :) I can only assume from your note today that you were already looking forward to next season and were cheering on the White Sox, yeah? :)
This appears nice and sharp, and a good idea have included the passing boat for a bit of liveliness to an otherwise empty scene from this perspective. I now want to watch The Departed again to see if I can pick out anything from this picture. Balanced exposure too, from what looks like could have been the potential for some heavy shaded areas. A nice look at some of the downtown area. Have a great day ahead. Take care.
Friendly regards from Phoenix,
Noel_Byrne (25222) 2013-10-30 3:59
Many miles between the cities of Dublin and Boston, but it seems like some things run in common across the world. If you stand at the quayside in Dublin, that place used also to be a shipping area, all of the old ships coming and going. Today the port has moved further out, and the whole area is regenerated and they have built a new conference centre too! Of course, the one striking difference to me is the style of buildings, you get such beauties, and for me the height of these is really appealing. I am a fan of tall glass towers (we always long for what we donít have I guess) and these are beautiful examples. An excellent combination of the old and new elements of the city together. How cool that the bridge is still in use too, nice to see heritage being preserved like this!
Thanks as always
macjake (57362) 2013-10-30 11:39
finally we get to see a little bit more of the downtown Boston area, thanks to you! :)
See, I never had any idea that Boston actually had a swing bridge, how cool is that!! Is this the only one or are there more?
nice to see the old and new in perfect harmony too. strong contrasts.
If I could ask a favor? Its a big one though!!
Would you be able to show a photograph of Fenway Park...but from the OUTSIDE? you know, a scene that shows it as you're walking up to it or a scene that has Fenway park across the street or something?
We always see the beauty of Fenway Park during the games, but I wonder how it looks as a pedestrian, and I wonder how it 'sits' in relation to other buildings and such.
Is Fenway Park in a good or bad part of town? Is it in the city centre or sort of in the 'outskirts' of Boston...so many questions.
anyways, I know its asking alot so i understand if you can't.
enjoy your day
jhm (140585) 2013-10-31 3:37
The bridges in foreground are really industrial archaeology but pleasant for to see the construction out of my time.
We get a big architecture with the modern buildings as background.
You took these picture with a very well quality.
Composition and presentation are nice.
Also the background gives an extra touch to these nice picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
delpeoples (53415) 2013-11-01 4:47
A beautiful urban landscape, with a good juxtaposition of old and new. The swing bridge is very attractive and you obtained great reflections given the harsh light. An excellent daily life scene, thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Roger Lipsett (rogerl) (1544)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-29 7:12