Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Old North Bridge

Now, the ride of Paul Revere
Set the nation on its ear,
And the shot at Lexington heard 'round the world...

When the British fired in the early dawn
The War of Independence had begun,
The die was cast, the rebel flag unfurled...


{Schoolhouse Rock -- Shot Heard Round the World}

I am slightly ashamed to admit that I spent 10 years in Boston before finally getting out to Concord to see the Old North Bridge...better late than never right?

On April 19, 1875, the "shot heard round the world" was fired here in Concord as the Americans fired on the British at the start of the Revolutionary War. 

This actual monument to the battle is on the "British" side of the river, but when they installed it in 1836 the bridge had yet to be replaced. The site is now part of a beautiful park that stretches for miles along the route that took the Americans from Boston out to Lexington and Concord. 

Glad I finally saw this key site in America's history before heading back to NY!



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Monday, August 3, 2020

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 31

The Good:
I am officially a NYer again after a 10-year hiatus (although I did have my NY license for my first 2 years in Boston...). I have to say, the pandemic may be the best thing to happen to the NY DMV. I had an appointment, waited a little bit past my scheduled time but was then in and out no problem! We'll see how bad the picture is when it arrives in a few weeks...

The Random:
I went back to Maimo one last time before moving to say a few last goodbyes and this caught my eye on a table. Basically the game for 2020?

The Fun:
My car hit 20,000 miles this week - naturally, I didn't notice until I parked. I pulled off the lot in January 2017 with 14 miles on the odometer, we've done a LOT of driving since then!!




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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Scav Hunt Sunday: Window and Walkway

Letter:
 Sending some love via snail mail.

Where I Stood:
 Nothing better than being by the water on a hot day.

Old:
 Boston is rich with old buildings hiding in plain sight.

Abstract:
 Circles abound.

Beautiful:
The hydrangeas this year have been amazing!

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Friday, July 31, 2020

July Randoms v. 2

 longfellow bridge...thai salad...puffy clouds
balanced rocks...calming lavendar...old window
assembly row...cherry season...long dock
 encore boston...colorful tires...abstract art
gorgeous hydrangea...park art...wall shapes
half donut...fenway park...heart note
public garden...grey wheel...stunning sunset
morning breaks...moving day...white plains
unpacking time...off switch...giant berry

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

52 Frames. Year 5. Part 3.

And we're over halfway through the year! Another set of quarantine shots with some captures of moving and remembering Boston!

Week 21: Symmetry
Week 22: 50 Feet From Your Door
Week 23: Dancing
Week 24: Hands
Week 25: Make a Background
Week 26: Flashlight
Week 27: Complementary Colors
Week 28: Edited By Someone Else
Week 29: Details
Week 30: Negative Space


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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

10 Years is a Long Time

I'm gonna tell you a story
I'm gonna tell you about my town...


10 years in Boston.
Just about 1/3 of my life.
I came to Boston a fresh college graduate and I leave an experienced teacher with 2 masters degrees.
I've had the privilege to work at 2 amazing schools. I have 8 years of teaching under my belt.
This is the city I learned to run in. This is the city I became a marathoner in.
I made this city my own. I found the neat little corners and learned every area.
I explored museum after museum.
I watched the Red Sox win 2 World Series and took in many amazing games.
I found my community of amazing friends.
I took advantage of the nearby mountains to get back into snowboarding.
And I was a Broadway in Boston subscriber for 5 years and saw 21 shows.
But the time has come to move on. I truthfully never knew how long I would stay when I drove up 10 years ago. I came for a new chapter, and it seems that the chapter has written itself in the most spectacular way possible.

I recently saw someone post on Twitter, "when did you feel you were an adult" -- I realized it happened in the last 10 years. I established myself in a community. Both at work and in my social community. I came here as a young fresh-faced college grad and leave a competent professional.

And now... it's time for a new start in NY. It's not a foreign place, so I feel like I have a head start and room to grow. It's emotional to think back on my time here, but I am excited for what lies ahead.

Boston. I won't be a stranger and forever will you a place I hold near and dear to my heart.

Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, {you were} my home... 


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