Thursday, May 24, 2012

Riverway Art

I live right around the corner, and over a few blocks, from the Riverway, a small river that runs along the border between Boston and Brookline. It has lovely pathways alongside it and it's such a lovely place to walk about. They have some really cool sculptures along the river right now, so over the weekend I seized the opportunity to take a walk and take some pictures!
 There is this very cool nest cave. It reminds me a bit of the structure that Max and the Wild Things build in the Where the Wild Things Are movie.
 This metal bee hive looking piece.
I love the little foot bridges that cross the river. This one leads over the river and up to the edge of Wheelock's main campus. Just such a pretty area. 
I nearly missed these cool pained cans/tubes hanging in between these two trees. The colors blend so nicely into the greenery that is everywhere. 
 These are hanging from a high branch and are made from colored and painted blinds! The sun was hitting them and the wind was moving them around. So delicate and fun!
 This is a mass of dryer vent tubing! Looks like it might be either the brains or intestines of a creature.
 I half expected Alice or the Queen to pop out at any minute! There were some children on a bike ride and they squealed with glee when they saw the cat up in the tree!
 I at first thought the trees were wrapped for their health, but it was another installation! Love the white against the brown and green, great contrast.
 And since the day was so perfect, I walked along the river a bit longer as I meandered home. I seriously love the reflections you can see in the muddy river. I was tossing stones in and trying to capture the ripples as they permeated outwards.
I am going to make it an effort to stroll along here more often during the summer, it's such a peaceful place, even with a main street along one side! The river is down an embankment and such a perfect place to relax and stroll!

20 thoughts on the matter:

Nicky @ Awesomeville said... {Reply}

very cool! I love art in the park.

Life with Kaishon said... {Reply}

What a fun park! Some of the art perplexed me a bit : ) but whatever! To each his own!!! I am glad your city embraces art. Art definitely makes life more colorful and grand, doesn't it? Have a happy Thursday Tamar! Love, Becky

deb duty said... {Reply}

Such a wonderful place! And really great photos! I'm glad you live so close to a nice place for walking. I'm starting to drive to a park to do my walking because there's lots of shade there and it's getting too hot in my neighborhood with none!

Jeanne said... {Reply}

What a gorgeous walkway, and how fun having all of these "sculptings" to catch your eye. I also love the bridge crossing the river. Great photos

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

What a wonderful place right in your own backyard! I love all the trees you have there, the footbridge, the river... you're so lucky. :)

Susan said... {Reply}

How beautiful...

What a nice place to spend time.

Your pictures are great♥

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

Those outdoor sculptures are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing!

Em S said... {Reply}

What a fun place to visit! Great shots!

Miriam said... {Reply}

that's a wonderful place!! you're blog is really great :)

http://t-m-eyes.blogspot.com/

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

that looks like an amazing location to explore! Yes, you need some more summer days there for sure!

Susan @ Sunflower Status said... {Reply}

What a great place to stroll! I LOVE the idea of the Cheshire Cat! I may just have to do that...

Amy Burzese said... {Reply}

What a cool place! Thanks for sharing!

Brooke said... {Reply}

GREAT set. Love all the art... especially the dryer tube creation! What a beautiful little spot, thanks for sharing it with us!

Gillian said... {Reply}

What an amazing place! You are lucky to have it nearby : ) Love the last one, looks so peaceful and serene.

Ellie said... {Reply}

What a lovely place to take a walk - so many interesting things to look at too.
I love the reflections you got in the water.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said... {Reply}

Oh how interesting- I am so in love with that shot of the bridge. What a great perspective. Oh- and the last one- STUNNING!

Heather said... {Reply}

Those sculptures are amazing I love the nest! Great pictures.

Sian said... {Reply}

okay so this place looks amazing!

Susan said... {Reply}

What an awesome looking place. Looks like you had a great time discovering the hidden joys here. Love what you did with the reflections and ripples.

Nancy said... {Reply}

Love the unusual art you saw along the way. :)