Showing posts from October, 2013

The Old Ballpark

The Old Ballpark Fenway Park - Green Monster Boston, Massachusetts
Posted for Thursday Challenge. This week's challenge is "old." Fenway Park is America's oldest major league baseball stadium, 101 years. To find many more old challenges click here for Thursday Challenge.

MIT Research

Forty-one pianos have come to a violent end, all in the name of science,  during the MIT annual piano drop. This is fun research!

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Shadow Stroll

Shadow Stroll Fort Warren - Georges Island Boston, Massachusetts

Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday.
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The Adventures of Fran and Bunt

Congratulations to Sepia Saturday for having 200 continuous collaborative posts from a myriad of talented bloggers. To commemorate this celebratory event we have chosen to republish one of our own favorite posts contributed to Sepia Saturday over the past four years. Eventually we hope to publish a book with all of our special 200th posts. I thought long and hard about which post was my favorite...

At first my choice was perhaps a post that had the most hits or comments. Then I thought of a series of posts I offered back  in 2011. I am most proud of them these posts, but ironically most of it is not my original writing. The voice is my mother's from her travel journal. My mother and aunt went on many trips together and those two gals had loads of fun. Adventurous they were! Feel free to browse the other nine posts. The links are below.

This post is the first in a 10 part series on a trip that my mother and my aunt took to the western part of the United States back in 1990.

At this …

A Land of Greens

A Land of Greens
Kernwood Country Club
Salem, Massachusetts

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A Class Act

This is a short video shows the Montreal Canadiens hockey team in practice at an arena in Lac Megantic, Quebec. If you're not familiar with the recent tragedy in Lac Megantic, on July 6, 2013 an  unmanned freight train pulling 72 tankers full crude oil derailed their killing 46 people and destroying many blocks of the downtown area of this small town.

Me being from the Boston area, I'm a not a big fan of the Bruins arch rival, but I have to give the Canadiens credit for this unselfish act of kindness.

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Parade Ground Shadows

Parade Ground Shadows
Fort Warren - Georges Island
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts

Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday.
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A Little Theatre

Originally posted February 10, 2012.

This week's theme seems to revolve around acting. But this is a building surrounded by a porch with a big pile of sand in front of it, right?

What I love about these old postcards is that one can discover a lot of detail.

Look closely. There is a rather large, well dressed crowd sitting in front of a stage. There is also what looks to be an awning over the crowd shielding them from the hot summer sun. A lady in white stands on the dune overlooking the performance.
On stage an actor or presenter is sitting at what seems to be a desk. Two lanterns protrude from the stage roof supports.
The wrap around porch of the pavilion must have been a cool place to stroll on steamy summer evening. A hammock hangs between two posts. A figure below the stairs on the left might be a worker caught when the camera shot this photo.
What this postcard doesn't show you is the amazing expansive view behind the stage, that of the Atlantic Ocean. How could one be a…