This view of the Boston skyline was taken from the top of the Fort Revere tower in Hull. Downtown Boston is in the distance, with the Prudential and Hancock towers towards the left and the financial district towards the right.
At the far right edge of the shot, you can also see George's Island, which is one of the many islands in Boston Harbor. This island has a fort, Fort Warren, which was built in 1847, replacing more ad hoc coastal defense on the island. During the U.S. Civil War, the island and fort were used as a prison for captured Confederate soldiers; it had a reputation as a humane prison during that time. The fort was decommissioned in 1947 and is now part of the National Parks system. There are regular ferries to the island during the summer, and tours of the fort, both of which are well worth it.
Just to the left of George's Island, in the distance, you can see the control tower at Boston's Logan Airport. Many other harbor islands are visible here and there.
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lousat (64327) 2013-09-10 9:37
Hi Roger,really beautiful this large view of the Boston skyline,i like the green below as a natural border,a lot of things to see in the best details and perfect colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
aleXundar (643) 2013-09-10 10:09
A beautiful panoramic view of the skyline.
Very good colors and sharpness.
Romano46 (11653) 2013-09-10 11:42
sono rimasto assai sorpreso, ed anche incuriosito, nel leggere tramite il titolo della foto e le tue note che questa č una veduta sulla cittā di Boston, cittā che solitamente siamo abituati a vedere sotto l'ottica del suo espandersi in verticali con alti grattacieli.
Qui sembra di essere mille miglia lontano dalla cittā e si ammira un paesaggio ricco di verdee di acqua che aiuta a riconciliarsi con l'aspetto spesso infernali delle grandi cittā.
Una foto da menzionare anche per il punto di ripresa molto insolito ed originale.
Ciao e buona serata
Noel_Byrne (13458) 2013-09-11 4:52
Lovely skyline, and an unusual one in that the bottom of the frame is filled with lush foliage, and centered on the beautifully blue water. Really nice idea to shoot the city this way, it makes it look really appealing.
All the best
abmdsudi (32577) 2013-09-11 20:14
Its a pleasant enough scene, a breath taking skyline taken from the best shooting point which is apt in this format. The lush green in the foreground serves as good colour breaker also leads smoothly into the distance. Highlights, colors and clarity are well defined with excellent contrast and the feel is thoroughly lively, a post card material that makes for a very eye catching image. Great shot. Congrats, tfs
- Copyright: Roger Lipsett (rogerl) (1156)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1:1.8G
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 9:17