Photographer's Note

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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