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Boston02124
10-08-2008, 10:03 PM
I drive(work) all over New England, mostly metro Boston,Which is 98% of the pix's I post,But if I have my camera I take pix's of other New England cities and towns,I like when I go to some where new,today was Orange Mass. a town/city? I've never been to. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass2008001.jpgrt 2 east http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass2008009.jpg rt 2 east http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass2008007.jpg Orange house/barn? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass2008008.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass2008006.jpg downtown Orange Mass 2008 http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass2008002.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass2008003.jpg Nice place! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass2008004.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass20080033.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass20080049.jpg back to Oz! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxxxOrangeMass2008010.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
10-08-2008, 10:29 PM
Those old loft buildings are killer! If only this was Brooklyn :)

Lrfox
10-09-2008, 10:03 AM
Thanks, I have never been to Orange, MA either. One thing I love about driving around the Bay State is how you can just "stumble" upon these old cities and towns that you had no idea existed. Each town has something unique to offer.

I'll add a couple from various locations (I may have posted some of these before):

Rockport, MA:
http://img03.picoodle.com/img/img03/3/10/9/f_P1010328m_61bee6b.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_P1010328m_61bee6b.jpg&srv=img03)
http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/3/10/9/f_P1010329m_745e090.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_P1010329m_745e090.jpg&srv=img02)

Assonet, MA:
http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/3/10/9/f_P5110184m_f0f58a9.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_P5110184m_f0f58a9.jpg&srv=img33)
http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/3/10/9/f_P5110185m_61b7a45.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_P5110185m_61b7a45.jpg&srv=img02)
http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/3/10/9/f_DSCN0501m_202db1b.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_DSCN0501m_202db1b.jpg&srv=img32)
http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/3/10/9/f_DSCN0497m_5f293d5.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_DSCN0497m_5f293d5.jpg&srv=img29)
http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/3/10/9/f_DSCN0500m_69fd431.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_DSCN0500m_69fd431.jpg&srv=img01)

Westport, MA:
http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/3/10/9/f_DSCN0505m_f00e315.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_DSCN0505m_f00e315.jpg&srv=img02)
http://img27.picoodle.com/img/img27/3/10/9/f_DSCN0509m_654bc2c.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_DSCN0509m_654bc2c.jpg&srv=img27)
http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/3/10/9/f_DSCN0527m_a54f3d0.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/f_DSCN0527m_a54f3d0.jpg&srv=img37)
http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0533m_d4867ed.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0533m_d4867ed.jpg&srv=img01)

Old Orchard Beach, Maine:
http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0745m_e8a4fe5.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0745m_e8a4fe5.jpg&srv=img02)
http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0746m_2114e26.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0746m_2114e26.jpg&srv=img37)
http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0655m_88f5d98.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0655m_88f5d98.jpg&srv=img01)

Worcester, MA:
http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_CroppedWorcm_0edfc5c.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_CroppedWorcm_0edfc5c.jpg&srv=img02)

Fall River, MA:
http://img03.picoodle.com/img/img03/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0849m_4a337c7.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0849m_4a337c7.jpg&srv=img03)
http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0854m_f88b7c8.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0854m_f88b7c8.jpg&srv=img29)
http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0865m_a2caa55.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0865m_a2caa55.jpg&srv=img32)
http://img03.picoodle.com/img/img03/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0892m_0785674.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0892m_0785674.jpg&srv=img03)
http://img27.picoodle.com/img/img27/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0905m_c953be5.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0905m_c953be5.jpg&srv=img27)
http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0908m_30f55e0.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/3/10/9/jfoahs04/f_DSCN0908m_30f55e0.jpg&srv=img34)

Boston02124
10-09-2008, 12:44 PM
Thanks I got a lot more pix's of cities and town I will post soon! thanks for your pix's I hope other's will post also!

Lrfox
10-09-2008, 02:20 PM
^Good. after I posted I had hope this wasn't a thread you were hoping to post only your photos in (that I hijacked by posting mine).

What brought you to Orange? This posted prompted me to wikipedia (verb?) it because I had only heard the name once or twice and didn't know a thing about it. I look forward to seeing more of your pics. I get around New England a bunch, so I'll try to bring my camera with me from now on.

Boston02124
10-09-2008, 10:32 PM
Cool! work brought me to Orange. twice this past year I had to drive to Rutland Vt. both winter and fall. As always most of my pix's are taken while driving! Outside Rutland http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/vermontjune2008026-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/vermontjune2008034.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/vermontjune2008035.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/vermontjune2008033.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/vermontjune2008041.jpgRutland Vt. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/vermontjune2008037.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/VermontFeb2008027.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/VermontFeb2008098.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/VermontFeb2008097.jpg outside Rutland http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/VermontFeb2008020.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/VermontFeb2008071.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/VermontFeb2008083.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/VermontFeb2008stainglass.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
10-10-2008, 12:33 AM
I miss New England so much now. :(

statler
10-10-2008, 06:51 AM
^^ It's October. Everyone misses New England in October.

See how you feel in February/March.

Boston02124
10-10-2008, 08:33 AM
Erving mass.http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/ErvingMass2007003-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/ErvingMass2007004.jpg bridge into Turner's Fall Mass .http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/ErvingMass2007007.jpg

Corey
10-10-2008, 01:28 PM
Beautiful foliage shots, this weekend seems to be the 'grand finale' of colours.

Boston02124
10-10-2008, 04:02 PM
^up north it is! Went to Yarmouth Mass.(Cape Cod) today for work not much interesting there except the huge bird nest on top of old city hall,not much foliage! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/059.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/061.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/064-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/066.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/067.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/070.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/069.jpg

ablarc
10-10-2008, 05:28 PM
^ Strong birds.

What kind?

Lrfox
10-11-2008, 10:31 AM
^Typing from your mobile?

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite threads.

And as far as the birds go, an exposed nest of that size and that high up is typical of a bird of prey. Perhaps an Osprey or Hawk. I don't know if it's QUITE big enough to be an Eagle's nest, but I'm no expert. Lots of Ospreys and Redtail Hawks on the Cape.

statler
10-11-2008, 10:59 AM
^Typing from your mobile?

Ahh...that explains it! I've always wondered...

Boston02124
10-13-2008, 12:32 AM
Had to go to Nantucket Mass. on a very cold late winter day! It was my 1st time there and I only had an hour. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3561.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3562.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3563.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3566.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3570.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3572.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3571.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3569.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3568.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3560.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_3567.jpg

Boston02124
10-13-2008, 12:48 AM
later that spring took a ride thru Roxbury's Highland ave nieghborhood http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2435.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2439.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2440.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2445.jpg water tower http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2446.jpg view of Longwood/Missionhill neighborhoods from water tower http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2447.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2448.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2450.jpg Had nice views! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2455.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2451.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/houseinroxburymass2005.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2441.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100_2443.jpg

Corey
10-13-2008, 07:59 AM
What a cool building. Wonder if they can fix it up?

I need to do some sightseeing around New England.

Boston02124
10-13-2008, 12:05 PM
^Typing from your mobile?

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite threads.

And as far as the birds go, an exposed nest of that size and that high up is typical of a bird of prey. Perhaps an Osprey or Hawk. I don't know if it's QUITE big enough to be an Eagle's nest, but I'm no expert. Lots of Ospreys and Redtail Hawks on the Cape. the rest of the building
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBuffy10-102008.jpg

JoeGallows
10-14-2008, 09:55 PM
Williamstown, MA home of Williams College

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/w1.jpg

First Congressional Church, Hopkins Hall and Thompson Chapel, left to right:

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/w2.jpg

'62 Center for Theater and Dance

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/w3.jpg

Thompson Memorial Chapel, ca. 1905, and Griffin Hall, ca. 1828

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/w4.jpg

West College (http://archives.williams.edu/williamshistory/westcollege.php), ca. 1790 up in the background, though it burned to its walls in 1951.

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/w5.jpg

Mount Greylock, highest point in Massachusetts

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/greylock.jpg

Hancock Shaker Village (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock_Shaker_Village)

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/shaker.jpg

The Old First Church of Bennington, VT

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/bennington2.jpg

And the church's associated graveyard, where Robert Frost lies

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/bennington1.jpg

The only white marble dam in North America at Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams, MA

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/marbledam.jpg

The hairpin turn on Rt. 2 in North Adams

http://fb.xenostarz.com/joestuff/hairpin.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
10-14-2008, 10:50 PM
When I moved to Boston we had to go back and forth along Route 2 back to Troy, NY to finish up the old house during the fall. I will never forget those road trips.

Boston02124
10-16-2008, 06:16 PM
Today work brought me to a rainy Portland Maine,Been here my times,beautiful city,A few well place mid size towers and this place could rival Worcester,Oh no another thread has pop into my head!" Rate the New England city skylines" best to worst! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig022.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig023.jpg my destination http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig024.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig025.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig029.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig025.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig027.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig036.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig038.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig043.jpg whttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig046.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig046.jpg I wish I had time to get out of the car and walk around,better pix's for one! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig053.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig058.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig056.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig049.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig031.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig055.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig060.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig037.jpg Portsmouth N.H. drive by, another day perhaps? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig064.jpg

Scott
10-16-2008, 06:51 PM
Rate the New England city skylines
1.Boston
2.Cambridge
3.Hartford
4.Providence
5.(6 tied)Bridgeport
Springfield
Manchester
Worcester
Portland
New Haven

Largest cities with few tall buildings

Lowell and Nashua

Boston02124
10-16-2008, 09:51 PM
I've been to everyone of those cities,New Haven for the 1st time last month,It has some very nice buildings!

Lrfox
10-17-2008, 06:18 AM
Scott, You'd rate Cambridge before Hartford? I'd give the nod to Hartford simply because it stands out more (being the largest skyline in its metro area).

Mine would be something like this:

1)Boston
2)Hartford
3)Cambridge
4)Providence
5)Springfield
6)New Haven
7)Worcester
8)Manchester
9)Stamford
10)Bridgeport
11)Portland
12)New Bedford
13)Fall River

I haven't seen enough of Lowell or Nashua to rate them. I'd also have a hard time putting Portland's in the same category as the other cities Scott has tied for number 5 seeing as there really are no high rise buildings (tallest building is a church) in town.

Corey
10-17-2008, 07:47 AM
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig060.jpg

Hey, it's my house, 4th floor :)

Boston02124
10-17-2008, 07:54 AM
nice building could be in Boston if I did'nt know better! should we start another thread? 1 Boston 2 Hartford 3 Providence 4 Stamford 5 Bridgeport 6 Worcester 7 New haven 8 Springfield 9 Manchester 10 New Bedford

Boston02124
10-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Today brought me to Providence R.I.(capital Dist.) did'nt have time to go downtown,did'nt take many pix's as I assume people have seen Providence. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/213.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/226.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/227.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/231.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/232.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/233.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/235.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/237.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/242.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/243.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/245.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/246.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/248.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/250.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/251.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/239.jpg again most of these are taken while motoring!

TheBostonBoy
10-18-2008, 12:35 PM
Great pictures everyone, especially Bosotn02124! This thread is awesome.
And my top 5 new england skylines would be:
1. Boston
2. Cambridge
3. Hartford
4. Providence
5. Springfield

Chessplayer
10-18-2008, 01:38 PM
1. Boston
2. Hartford
3. Providence
4. Cambridge
5. New Haven (only because of Yale)

The rest uniformly suck or don't count as skylines.

pharmerdave
10-18-2008, 03:43 PM
Today:
1.Boston
2.Hartford
3.Providence
4.Springfield
5.New Haven
6.Worcester
7.Bridgeport
8.Stamford
9.Cambridge
10.Manchester

5 Years from now:
1.Boston
2.Hartford
3.Stamford
4.Providence
5.Springfield
6.Cambridge
7.New Haven
8.Bridgeport
9.Worcester
10.Manchester

Boston02124
10-21-2008, 08:42 PM
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxBigDig070.jpg

Boston02124
10-23-2008, 01:49 PM
10-23-08 today was Waltham Mass.with it's strip mall like downtown(No Moody st) and ugly modern office buildings and it's landmarks on 128 http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/038.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/040.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/042.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/043.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/044.jpg city hall http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/045.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/046.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/050.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/049.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/051.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/052.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/053.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/056.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/057.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/058.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/059.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/060.jpg

Boston02124
10-23-2008, 01:54 PM
10-23-08 Then off to Maynard Mass.! not much here except a nice old factory clock http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/062.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/064.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/065.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/066.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/068.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/069.jpg

Boston02124
10-23-2008, 02:05 PM
10-23-08 then to Worcester Ma. again taking while driving so don't expect great pix's! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/070.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/072-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/073.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/074.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/075.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/076-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/078-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/079-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/080-1[IMG]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/082.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/083.jpg Worcester's tallest? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/084.jpg Union Station http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/085.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/088-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/086.jpg

ablarc
10-23-2008, 08:07 PM
The new buildings in Hingham are all gross. It used to be such a pretty town.

Do folks there have no taste?

Boston02124
10-24-2008, 07:53 AM
Hingham?^ No ones posted pix's of Hingham yet?

ablarc
10-24-2008, 08:32 AM
^ My mistake: Waltham.

Boston02124
10-24-2008, 09:01 AM
Then I agree with yah! ugly city thou the Moody st commercial area is ok

riffgo
10-26-2008, 12:40 AM
^The next time you're in Waltham, please check out the Lyman Estate and Gore Place. Fascinating!

Boston02124
10-26-2008, 08:02 AM
Yes I,ve been to them both,very nice!

Boston02124
10-28-2008, 12:39 PM
Springfield Mass http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/springfieldmass03.jpg

Lrfox
10-28-2008, 12:42 PM
I only ever hear bad things about Springfield, but the skyline is very pretty for a little city.

Boston02124
10-28-2008, 02:12 PM
Wait till I post my other pix's of Springfield,they're pretty depressing,but I do rank it's skyline ahead of Worcester!

cden4
10-28-2008, 04:38 PM
Springfield has so much potential. It's just a shame that there are few jobs and rampant government corruption. The downtown is pretty nice, but that's a pretty small area.

The elevated highway and rail line totally cuts off the waterfront from the city. It's really a shame, highways cut off the waterfront in Springfield on the east and West Springfield on the west of the Connecticut River. Ironically, the thing that was supposed to bring Springfield into the future (I-91) did more damage than good. On top of that, I-291 chopped off the North End from downtown.

There is a ton of land that is just ripe for development with some private investment and some vision from government. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon.

Boston02124
10-29-2008, 07:07 PM
Leominster Mass.spent 2 yrs of high school here,nicer city than it's neighbor to the north( Fitchburg). http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct20086.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct20088.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct20089.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200810.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200811.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200813.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200814.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200815.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200816.jpg city hall http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200817.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200818.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200819.jpg this dominates the skyline http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200824.jpg new office building near the mall and highway http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200828.jpg old carwash sign A Leominster landmark at nite http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/Fitchburgoct200829.jpg

riffgo
10-29-2008, 10:49 PM
Nice looking buildings for the most part. Is that a theatre I see on the left in the fourth picture?

Boston02124
10-30-2008, 07:36 AM
Yes, now the YMCA!

Boston02124
10-31-2008, 04:15 PM
Today brought me back to Erving Mass. don,t blink! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/041.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/043-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/044-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/040-1.jpg then on to Turner's Falls http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/083-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/084-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/082-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/081.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/080-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/079-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/078-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/076-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/077.jpg There was more to this town but I did'nt have the time!

Boston02124
10-31-2008, 07:55 PM
Also today!Greenfield,nice old western Mass.city,lively yet gritty downtown,nice large old apartment buildings and homes! As always pix's taken while driving,It was very bright out and I should of washed my windshield lol! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield10.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield11.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield13.jpg my destination http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield14.jpg I hope someday this building gets it's face back!http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield16.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield19.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield20.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield21.jpg nice old theater,neon and stainglass front,drove by to fast to get a good pix!http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield22.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield23.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield24.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield25.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield27.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield28.jpg another to driving too fast,It's connected to a twin house on the other side of the portical.http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx2008Greenfield3.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
11-01-2008, 04:55 AM
Newburyport plz.

Boston02124
11-01-2008, 09:13 AM
^I've been there twice this year! But no camera with me.Had'nt thought of this thread yet. If work brings me there again and now that we have this thread I'll be sure to take pix's!

Boston02124
11-04-2008, 12:00 PM
yesterday was West Springfield another don't blink or you'll miss it town! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/078.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/077.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/079.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/084.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/081-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/082.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/083.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/086-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/088-2.jpg my destination http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/089-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/090-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/095-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/097.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/100.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/102.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/103.jpg

Boston02124
11-05-2008, 12:54 PM
Watertown Mass. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/093.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/095-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/094.jpg Classic haunted house! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/092.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/091-2.jpg Perkins http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/Perkins2008.jpg Arsenal http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/073.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/074-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/075.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/077-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/078-1.jpg Charles river http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/079-1.jpg Watertown Sq. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/081-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/083-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/084-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/085-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/086-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/087.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/089-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/090-2.jpg

Boston02124
11-06-2008, 01:00 PM
Watertown continued http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/074-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/075-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/076-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/077-1.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
11-06-2008, 02:03 PM
I was always a big fan of Watertown. All of Boston's original streetcar suburbs have the same feel (well, most do anyway.)

riffgo
11-07-2008, 12:37 AM
I like Watertown, too...and Belmont as well. Similar feel!

Boston02124
11-07-2008, 09:17 AM
1 more from Watertown The Commander's Mansion at the Arsenal http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/073-1.jpg

Boston02124
11-07-2008, 09:59 AM
yesterday a rainy Marlboro Ma. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/083-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/084-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/085.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/086.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/087.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/088.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/089.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/090.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/091.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/092.jpg city hall http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/093.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/094.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/095.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/096-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/097-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/098.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/099.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/100.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/101.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/103.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/104.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/106.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/105.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/107.jpg every city seams to have 1 or 2 of these! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/108.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/109.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/110.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/112.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/113.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/114.jpg The rest are of the newer office building out by highway(495). http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/115.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/117.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/118.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/119.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/120.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/122.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/123.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/124.jpg

Lrfox
11-07-2008, 10:50 AM
^The last one looks like they just picked Copley Place up and plopped in the middle of a parking lot. Thanks again for the pics.

Boston02124
11-12-2008, 07:20 PM
Today you get to guess the city http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/008.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/009.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/011.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/012-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/013-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/014-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/015-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/016-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/017-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/018.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/019.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/020.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/021-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/022-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/023-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/024.jpg

commuter guy
11-12-2008, 08:52 PM
Attleboro?

riffgo
11-13-2008, 03:14 AM
It DOES look like Attleboro.

I really enjoy your tours. Perhaps we should have to guess from now on. I can't wait for New Bedford to come up.

Boston02124
11-13-2008, 07:50 AM
you are both correct! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/007-1.jpg

shawn
11-13-2008, 09:54 PM
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/011.jpg

Remember, when entering this intersection in the reverse direction, you cannot take a left from 123 to 152, even though it seems perfectly rational to do so. I've been pulled over twice there for doing that, and my brother was pulled over as part of a four car chain taking that left - all four cars were ticketed by the same cop.

They don't mess around in Attleboro.

Boston02124
11-14-2008, 11:17 PM
11-14-08 Today 1st time in Durham ,did,t have my good camera and it was raininghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-24.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-22.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-21.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-13.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-14.jpg UNH http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-18.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-19.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-20.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-17.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-16.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-15.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-12.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-11.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-10.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-8.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-23.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-25.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdurham18ls-26.jpg

Ron Newman
11-14-2008, 11:22 PM
Dairy Bar looks like a train station. Is it?

And the monotonous bendy 9-story building -- an undergraduate dorm?

Boston02124
11-14-2008, 11:28 PM
I only drove by them,but yes the dairy bar looked like the old train station,It had a nice granite arch tresle connected to it.That dorm was quite massive I should've taken a better pix!

vanshnookenraggen
11-15-2008, 03:06 AM
That's it, we don't need no voting; thread of the year.

czsz
11-17-2008, 06:52 PM
Wow, that Durham Federal Building sure looks like it needs to beef up its security.

Boston02124
11-18-2008, 12:52 PM
More from Watertown Mass. I work in Watertown so I'll be adding more pix's as I get them! A lot of former churchs are being converted to condos http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/011-1.jpg My bus I take every day! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/012-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/014-3.jpg Perkins from Mt Aburn http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/014-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxphoto332.jpg 8 pairs of these come back every year http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxphoto312.jpg Perkins http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/xxxphoto364.jpg

Boston02124
11-20-2008, 02:07 PM
11-20-08 A couple from Somerville town hall and high school http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/010.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/011-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/012-3.jpg

Boston02124
11-21-2008, 10:59 PM
Chelsea up next! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18l-3.jpg useing my crappy camera still!

Boston02124
11-22-2008, 05:49 PM
well 1st, my last run thru Boston friday around 430pm Mass. ave http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18-2.jpg 93 no. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18-3.jpg under 93! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18-1.jpg South Station area http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18-4.jpg Summer st http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18lyn.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18-5.jpg

garbribre
11-30-2008, 11:21 PM
My new fave thread, Boston 02124.
(Also, I like pics taken from moving vehicles.)

A few other posters have contributed, so I thought I would.

People here overlook the surrounding towns' important contributions to the Boston metro area, and seem to forget these so-called, mis-identified 'burbs' were vibrant, small communities which still display some impressive environments.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3271/img63041024x768xm9.jpg

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9943/img63071024x768ja3.jpg

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I want this house!
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5330/img63021024x768jq3.jpg

No guessing game, though--Dedham Center, MA

Boston02124
12-03-2008, 09:09 PM
^ cool, thanks! I've been too busy to post and now I'm a few cities behind!

Boston02124
12-05-2008, 10:08 PM
Camb.http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18-10.jpg Watertown sitting at the traffic lights http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx18ly.jpg

TheBostonBoy
12-06-2008, 10:06 AM
Oh man I always pass those apartment buildings in Cambridge, and good lord, they are such an eyesore. Every time I see them I can't stop looking and wondering who would want to live in there. It reminds me of that brutalist apartment building in London from 28 Days Later

Lrfox
12-07-2008, 07:58 PM
Ok, so I did the "Holiday Stroll" in downtown New Bedford over the weekend (quite well attended, btw) and decided to break off and take some photos of the area.

Downtown and the Whaling Districts of New Bedford MA:

Looking North on Purchase Street Downtown:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/3090360637_6995d5c908.jpg

South on Purchase looking at Olympia Tower... A surprisingly successful facadectomy:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3156/3091202560_946140743d.jpg

Looking towards Union Square in Downtown... Star Store Building on the left:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/3090361675_a9fb2f40f1.jpg

Star Store: Home of some of UMass dartmouth's Downtown NB Campus:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/3091203660_9dfe8377e2.jpg

Union Square Decorated for the holidays:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3096/3091204410_231d2e9568.jpg

A nice store on Union Square:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3253/3090363823_340020d769.jpg

Webster Bank Building on the corner of Union and Pleasant:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/3090364919_033c15d26a.jpg

Looking North on Pleasant St. Towards City Hall Square:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/3090365283_33985ec9c3.jpg

City Hall and City Hall Square with the "Holiday Tree"... they had a nice concert later in the evening:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/3090366111_bb96eb9b80.jpg

closeup of the City Hall Christmas Tree:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/3091210352_ec70bc0f5f.jpg

City Hall Square (concert setup):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3159/3091209958_4ac574fc3b.jpg

Clock and Santa's Sled across from City Hall on Pleasant:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/3090369611_c3ac54b28e.jpg

Looking East across pleasant st. towards William St... unofficial entrance to the Whaling District:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/3091211854_fcde5762b1.jpg

Looking North on Pleasant St:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/3091212206_9e76e5ba0c.jpg

The Decor on William St. looking towards the whaling district and the harbor:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3129/3090371223_1a5ab29911.jpg

Detail on a building on William St:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/3090371611_831a04bc3f.jpg

Cherry Building- an Art Deco Gem on the corner of William and Purchase St:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/3091214230_91c6bc8e58.jpg

looking North on Purchase St from William St:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/3090374677_c6c8040b40.jpg

Looking South on Purchase from William St:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/3091216678_a9fdee77ff.jpg

Herman Melville Square in the Whaling District:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/3091217586_f87ef1d573.jpg

Shops on Acushnet Ave. in the Whaling District:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/3091218114_97b1f5e65f.jpg

Dover Street:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/3091218756_001870177e.jpg

an old Bank:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3294/3090379891_b09686a157.jpg

Freestone's City Grille... good food even better drinks:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/3090380673_ace2c7b5c5.jpg

More shops and galleries:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/3091222616_8d2c23d38c.jpg

Whaling Museum entrance and the end of William St (another old bank in the background):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/3090383061_aa18351528.jpg

Johnny Cake Hill, Whaling Museum is on the left:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/3091224854_2f1497a6ca.jpg

North Water St. in the Whaling District (Cafe Balena on the right serves great Sicilian cuisine):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/3090391981_c36dc745e6.jpg

Nice older buildings:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/3091232638_e0804ecf66.jpg

Looking down towards the Harbor... you can see some of the fishing fleet:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/3090392855_4aab3ea868.jpg

Again, towards the waterfront:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/3091235080_0d70b82fb8.jpg

Looking West (away from the harbor) on Front St:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/3090396839_ecc0fa0faa.jpg

Cork Wine and Tapas on Front St (fantastic, btw):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/3091239462_98693b821e.jpg

Catwalk Bar and Grille on Union St... lots of fun on their roof deck in the summer:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3060/3091240054_9c23d53cdd.jpg

Looking West on Union St... Ocean Explorium is the building with the Columns on the left:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/3091241608_ff2e482577.jpg

Wings Court Plaza- host to many concerts:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/3090400933_11eb3873dc.jpg

The tree at the Ocean Explorium:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3051/3091243246_037495c24a.jpg

Union Square Clock on the Ocean Explorium:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/3090402443_1751997a27.jpg

Star Store again:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/3091242556_6eea28f4e9.jpg

Zeiterion Theatre:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/3090403689_9c82c9944e.jpg

Olympia Tower:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/3091245798_b2bb2ceea7.jpg

Old Facade below Olympia Tower:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/3090404221_514e2279f1.jpg

I'm done posting, but there are more if you're interested on my flick photo stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/33201329@N08/

gregrc75
12-08-2008, 02:03 PM
Freestones, my favorite place to eat (and Drink!)

vanshnookenraggen
12-08-2008, 02:10 PM
That is a pretty little city you have there, but where are the people?

Lrfox
12-08-2008, 06:19 PM
^I took those pictures around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Parts of downtown (like the area near Olympia Tower on Purchase and Webster Bank on Pleasant) are mostly just offices and are deserted on the weekends (during business hours on a weekday, it's a different story). However, there was a holiday event and there were LOTS of people elsewhere (in fact, I think in the distance on one photo you can see the back of a classic fire truck signaling the end of a "Santa Parade"). I avoided the groups so as not to deal with crowds while snapping photos. Parking was actually difficult to find and there were lots of people in and around the galleries and shops and museums along and just off of William St in the Whaling District. It's gotten to the point where walking around between 11pm and 2am downtown on a Friday night you'll encounter a very good number of bar hoppers and late night diners going from place to place. The early evening tends to be the busiest on the weekends and this one was no different. Many downtown restaurants don't open for lunch on weekends (i.e. Cork, Waterfront and Catwalk, etc... that's why no one was in front of those places) and most of the larger scheduled events and shows were later in the evening (between 4-9pm).

Long story short, there were a good number of people in town the other day. More than usual, but it's not normally nearly as dead as those pictures make it look; especially later in the evening on the weekends (and obviously when people are working). It's no Newport (and never will be), but it's no Brockton either.

Boston02124
12-08-2008, 09:15 PM
I've always liked New Bedford,as a child we had an Aunt who lived there down by the harbor and we would visit her every summer. She lived there till her death 3 yrs ago,thanks for posting!

garbribre
12-10-2008, 07:27 PM
Lrfox--New Bedford's looking good. Glad to see this.

However, is it more than just surface?

What are they doing to differentiate it from any other rebounding seaport community. (I have been catching up with your postings, btw.)

Not that I like comparisons such as this: is it trying to be Portsmouth, NH on steroids, so to speak?

I am intrigued.

Lrfox
12-11-2008, 03:34 PM
^Good questions, garbribre, I'll address them the best I can.

I do think the improvements are more than just on the surface. It's been a long time coming, in my opinion. Many "rebounding" cities in New England are relying heavily on an "artistic renaissance" in their downtown areas and New Bedford is no different. However, there seems to be a genuine attraction to New Bedford for the artistic community that many of the other cities (e.g. nearby Fall River) don't have.

I think this attraction stems from some of the following:
1) Cheap rents (by coastal MA standards, anyway)
2) Preserved, picturesque coastal community
3) deep historical roots
4) a pre-existing arts community to act as a foundation for newcomers.
5) medium sized university nearby

Like I said, most cities are really pushing hard to attract artists (some following the lead of Pawtucket, RI and offering free studio space). New Bedford hasn't had to do much to attract artists, in fact I'd go so far as to say many of the artists came before the incentives from the city. New Bedford has had a decent arts community due to the affordability, the history and preserved historic districts, and the location on some of New England's best coastline. The art museum has been around for a while, the Zeiterion Theatre has been popular for shows, and the Whaling Museum has maintained the arts as a significant part of its draw. Combine that with the relative affordability of New Bedford, and you have all the right ingredients for an artists' community.

The arts however, are just the tip of the iceberg and don't differentiate it from anyone else really. The big difference lies in New Bedford's fishing heritage (matched by no other city in the nation with the POSSIBLE exception of Gloucester) AND the large ethnic population. Over 40% of the city's population claims Portuguese heritage and many of those are first and second generation. There are also large numbers of Brazilians, Guatemalans, and Mayans. The city's culture is HEAVILY influenced by these ethnic backgrounds and is now starting to benefit from them.

The cultures mentioned above provide culinary, recreation and shopping options unique to this region. The Portuguese culture has really had a major effect on the city's restaurant industry. New Bedford has had a bad reputation, but the restaurants have always been pretty good. Even many restaurants not intended to be a Portuguese restaurant have ended up heavily influenced by Portuguese cooking and sauces. Even in the city's toughest times, this culinary influence has provided a unique dining experience that can really only be found in this area.

The emergence of the fast-growing artist community coinciding with the existing culinary community has really opened new doors for New Bedford. When you combine this with the already sound base of good existing museums (and a new one- the Ocean Explorium) and a picturesque downtown, good things are bound to happen and it's really starting to show. Downtown has almost doubled the number of restaurants and greatly increased the quality at the same time. The traffic created by office workers during the week and visitors on the weekend has paved the way for new stores to take up shop in town. Rents have skyrocketed (which has been tough on some of the longer standing shopkeepers in town) but that hasn't stopped people from expanding.

The city is attracting external interest as well. No longer is Portuguese the only type of ethnic food you'll find in town. Newer restaurants serve all sorts of types of cuisine. Cafe Balena serves Sicilian, Cork serves Spanish wine and tapas, Spicy Lime and Catwalk serve authentic Thai food, the Waterfront Bar and Grille serves upscale creative seafood, No Problemo is a great burrito joint, and a new upscale Korean place is slated to open early next year.

Nightlife is an area where I've seen the most improvement. It used to be that someone from the Fall River/ New Bedford area went to Providence, Newport, Bristol or Boston for a night out as there were no options in either Fall River or NB (no safe ones anyway). With the addition of a bunch of newer, more upscale bars, New Bedford has a real nightlife scene now.... and one that's safe. I actually went out when I was home over Thanksgiving and was quite impressed. There are a good number of bars, clubs, and lounges that really cater to a better crowd. The tough crowds have been pushed outside of the downtown area to dingier bars and clubs. New bars and clubs are opening almost monthly. Hibernia Irish Pub is the newest addition (3 weeks old) and it's great. They have 19 beers on draft (inc. Guinness Extra Cold) as well as some of their own home made brews ("Hibernia Ale"). They feature live music every night, including Celtic Bands every Sunday. Other bars offer interesting features as well; Waterfront's kitchen is open until 1am and the bar serves drinks on the deck over looking the ocean and Catwalk has a heated (for the winter) roof deck and a large bar downstairs. It's actually fun to go out in New Bedford which is weird because I wouldn't consider doing it even 3 years ago.

Ferry service to Marthas Vinyard from the State Pier (in its 6th year of existence) as well as service to Cuttyhunk has been helpful in attracting people downtown as well. The waterfront hotel will provide a place to stay for people downtown which is absolutely necessary. Not having a hotel downtown has been hurtful to business down there.

I wouldn't say New Bedford is trying to be Portsmouth NH on steroids. If you had to compare to other New England cities I'd pick the following three for reasons which I'll list below:

Gloucester: obvious comparisons due to the fishing industry. Both towns have a very blue collar population and the problems that come with a large fishing fleet (drugs, alcoholism, etc). Both cities also have an underutilized waterfront and features that could be attractive to tourists.

Portland ME: Let me clarify, Portland is an already successful city. It's also smaller than New Bedford even though it's the economic center of a larger area than New Bedford could ever be the center of. However, they share a lot of the same DNA. They both have strong maritime histories as well as large existing artistic communities. Portland's downtown is very similar to New Bedford's (in both size and layout) in that both cities have a "newer" (though not really that new) downtown business area that directly abuts an old, preserved, waterfront district complete with cobbled streets, galleries, shops and restaurants. Portland's West End is VERY similar to New Bedford's West End both architecturally and and layout wise. Two of the biggest comparisons I can draw are that they are right next to the downtown area and are full of elegant old captian's homes and beautiful period architecture.

Now, Portland is far more gentrified and established than New Bedford. Downtown and the Old Port area have more businesses and are a true destination. The West End in Portland is one the city's nicest neighborhoods. New Bedford still has a ways to go, but it's getting closer.

Last comparison is Lowell MA. New Bedford IS a seaport, but after the whaling industry died out, texitles and manufacturing became the predominant industry in NB. Also like Lowell, New Bedford has to compete with a similarly sized city nearby for regional supremacy (Lawrence for Lowell, Fall River for New Bedford). Both cities are also making strides to attract businesses and tourism to their downtown areas and old mill buildings (which has seen moderate success in both cases). I feel New Bedford has a slight edge over Lowell given the addition of the seaport and coast as part of the urban fabric as well.

New Bedford looks good, but it has a ways to go. The improvement has to spread out of downtown. In many neighborhoods, crime and gang violence are still a major issue. In order for New Bedford to attract more than just day-trippers and overnight tourists (read: in order to attract residents) to more than just downtown and the West End (and outlying suburban neighborhoods), safety needs to be better protected and the public school system needs a lift. People who are relocating to the area still choose Dartmouth or Fairhaven as alternatives to the city as mass transit in NB sucks, the schools are crappy, and aside from a few bright spots, crime is a problem. The city cannot continue to improve until this is solved.

New Bedford has had to compete with Fall River (and other "Gateway cities") for funds and business in the region for years. They used to be considered on the same par ("run-down mill cities") but New Bedford has emerged as the predominant city on the South Coast. It's always going to compete with Providence, Fall River, Taunton, etc... but it's finally starting to find a niche.

The coming of the commuter rail bodes very well for New Bedford. A rail link to Boston will help economic growth as well as attract new white-collar residents and increase housing costs. The downgrading of Rt 18 (set to start this spring) from a highway to a surface avenue will help reconnect the city to its waterfront.

In all, New Bedford is looking up, but it's got a ways to go. I think it'll get there though.

commuter guy
12-14-2008, 06:43 PM
[QUOTE=Lrfox;66617]
I feel New Bedford has a slight edge over Lowell given the addition of the seaport and coast as part of the urban fabric as well.
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Lrfox,
good post with lots of info from someone who knows the area well. I would add, however, what I perceive as advantages that Lowell may have over New Bedford. It is already served by Commuter Rail and is located on 495 and Rte. 3 and generally seems to be more accessible to white collar jobs. The Merrimack Valley seems to be more within the economic center of gravity compared to the South Coast

Lrfox
12-15-2008, 01:04 PM
^That's very true. I think Lowell benefits from being on 495 and 3. It's also (from what I hear) a destination at times for those from Southern NH as well as that part of the Merrimack Valley. New Bedford is on the coast and is more of an outpost than the core of an area. It seems that people commute away from New Bedford (West Towards Providence, North toward Boston) as opposed to commuters traveling through Lowell.

garbribre
12-16-2008, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the detailed evaluation, Lrfox.

I can't think of anything else to ask.;)

I was always fascinated by what Lowell went through during its 80s resurgence. Two of my 'pioneering' friends lived there before it 'turned around,' so I got to watch it develop rather closely, likely as you have with Na Bedfah. I also spent much time during the 60s and 70s in Portsmouth NH and New London/Groton CT. Could be kind of the same, annnnd kinda not.

Now, back to the drive-by pics, boston02124.

Boston02124
12-17-2008, 11:14 AM
Funny^ you said that! Lowell is up next!

Lrfox
12-17-2008, 11:37 AM
^Nice! I really like Lowell. Looking forward to it!

Boston02124
12-18-2008, 07:41 PM
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garbribre
12-18-2008, 07:59 PM
Now this is my idea of a real city.

It looks even better now than I remember. (Been over 15 years since I've been there.)

I like to see that some of the mill buildings remain for commerical and light manufacturing, rather than being turned into loft condos or whatever.

Ruins are great, but what's with the derelict one near the end of your series?

Also, the Wang building really is an unfortunate looking structure even though it did help to define the resurgence of the city for a while, placing Lowell back on the world map, so-to-speak.

Thanks, 02124.

Boston02124
12-20-2008, 08:49 PM
Went to New Bedford Friday before the snow ,I know the city is well covered here on AB but I took pix's anyway and will try not to show too many repeats. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-41.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-42.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-43.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-44.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-45.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/proposed%20and%20then%20what%20was%20built/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-46.jpg 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Lrfox
12-21-2008, 11:26 AM
^Thanks for posting these. feel free to post as many as you want (I don't mind, at least). When were the "repeats" from? it seems as if they were earlier in the year as none of the Christmas decor is up.

There's one building you posted downtown with some boards on the windows- that's currently being renovated into loft apartments with some ground floor retail. good stuff.

Lowell looks great too, I always love seeing photos of that city.

Boston02124
12-21-2008, 02:53 PM
^These are all from one day,well about 15 mins in the city,the repeats were of the same building or street that you or another person had already posted,At any rate great city with some nice old stately buildings and on the ocean as well!

Boston02124
12-30-2008, 03:41 PM
Quick zip thru Dedham Sq. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/258.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/239-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/240.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/241.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/243-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/244.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/245-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/246-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/247.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/248-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/249.jpg beautiful building http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/250-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/252.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/253.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/254.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/256.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/257.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/259.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/261.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/262.jpg

Boston02124
01-07-2009, 09:44 AM
quick spin thru Cohassett lots of nice home Typical New England town sq. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/111.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/110.jpg driveing too fast! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/109.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/108.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/107.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/106.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/105.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/104.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/103-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/101.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/100-1.jpg

Joe_Schmoe
02-06-2009, 01:40 PM
Cohasset has the nicest town common I have ever seen. I love that you can see the water from the common.

Quaint - kitsch = sublime

Boston02124
02-06-2009, 02:57 PM
Hmm I don't remember seeing water,I'll have to look next time,thanks for posting I'm about 5 towns behind that I need to post!

Boston02124
02-07-2009, 01:36 PM
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vanshnookenraggen
02-07-2009, 02:19 PM
That dam is very elegant. They respected large public works back in the day.

Boston02124
02-07-2009, 04:36 PM
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Boston02124
02-12-2009, 12:17 PM
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Boston02124
02-19-2009, 04:24 PM
Today brought me to Harwich, http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/002-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/004-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/005-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/006-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/008-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/013-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/014-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/015-4.jpg my destination http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/016-5.jpg need junk? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/019-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/023-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/026-2.jpg Then off to Needham Mass. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/028-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/030-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/031-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/032-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/033-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/034-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/035-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/036-2.jpg something new! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/037-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/038.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/039-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/040.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/041-1.jpg Can't believe I forgot to take a pix of the town hall,the nicest building intown, Then off to Boston http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/042-2.jpg over the river http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/043-1.jpg and back to Allston http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/046-2.jpg guess this is all done! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/049-4.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
02-19-2009, 04:47 PM
Oh snap, my grand parents live in Harwich.

Corey
02-20-2009, 06:51 AM
Looks like spring!

Boston02124
02-27-2009, 10:38 PM
02-27-09 Going into Boston http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/081-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/082km.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/082k.jpg

Boston02124
04-04-2009, 12:45 AM
Today raining in Ayer Mass. Has not changed one bit in the 40+ years I've been coming here, http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/111.jpg Ihttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/058.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/112.jpgalways knew when I was in Ayer when I saw this sign as a child, nice to see it still there, http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/061.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/062.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/060.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/076.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/075.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/073.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/072.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/071.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/069.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/068.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/067.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/066.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/065.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/064.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/104.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/103.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/102.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/101.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/100.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/099.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/098.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/097.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/096.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/095.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/094.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/092.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/091.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/090.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/089.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/088.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/087.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/086.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/085.jpg fountain at the town hall http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/084.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/082.jpg what you see when you get off the train from Boston http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/081.jpg PO http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/080.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/079.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/078.jpg leaving Ayer http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/106.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/077.jpg The next 3 building were in Havrard Mass on the way back to rt 2 and were recently built or added to http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/056.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/052.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/051.jpg

Boston02124
04-28-2009, 09:35 PM
today took me to Franklin Mass and then thru Ayer again on my way to Pepperell Ma. got some of Groton Ma. as I was passing thru! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/014-1.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/015.jpg [IMG]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/014-1.jpg[http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/015.jpg /IMG] http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/016.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/017.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/018.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/019.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/020.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/021.jpg my destination! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/024.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/025.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/026.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/029.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/031-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/030-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/032-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/033.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/034.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/036.jpg Groton on my way in! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/037.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/038.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/039.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/040.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/041.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/043.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/044.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/045.jpg luv these old barns,http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/046.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/047.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/048-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/049.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/050.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/051-1.jpg old train depot http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/052-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/053.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/054.jpg Town Hall ,really liked this building as is! should have got some more pixs, nice old building falling apart inside and out untouched in years,1st time in Pepperell nice town! Nice area of Mass. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/055.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/057.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/059.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/062-1.jpg then back thru Groton http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/063.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/064-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/065-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/066-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/067-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/069-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/068-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/070.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
04-28-2009, 09:55 PM
Wow, anything built after 1920 seems to be complete shit.

FLAindy
05-08-2009, 02:36 PM
Terrific. Thanks for making the effort to post those. I love pictures of NE, and especially Boston and its suburbs and exurbs. Miami has a great skyline but the rest of the metro area is strip malls and 4-way intersections. BORING. the landscape and architecture couldn't be more different.

underground
05-08-2009, 06:23 PM
For some reason I've never read this thread until today. New England really has some beautiful cities and towns. I grew up near downtown Sherborn; VERY quintessential New England.

Boston02124
05-11-2009, 08:29 PM
^ add some pix's of Sherborn,thats one town I have'nt been to. Last week Salem,beautiful city,I spent a day there last year ,I have better pictures of the tourist crap and historical sites,but this was my drive thru last thursday! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/029-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/031-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/043-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/042-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/041-3.jpg driving too fast again,http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/040-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/0388.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/038-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/036-4.jpg I believe this building is/was moved so a new building could be built? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/035-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/034-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/053-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/052-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/051-1.jpg a couple of images of old Salem I took at the city hall annex http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/048-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/047-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/046-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/045-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/044-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/054-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/055-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/056-2.jpg Saw lots of develoment space like this pix shows http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/058-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/059-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/061-2.jpg this looked a lot like Springfield or Holyoke http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/062-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/063.jpg wish I had a better shot ,the crown on this building was cool!http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/064-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/066-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/067-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/068-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/069-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/070-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/071-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/072-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/073-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/074-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/075-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/076.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/077-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/078-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/079-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/080-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/081-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/082-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/083-4.jpg

Boston02124
05-20-2009, 08:10 PM
this morning, nice old New England farm town http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/230.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/231-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/232-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/234.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/238.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/240-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/241-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/2423.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/242-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/243-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/244-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/245-2.jpg my destination http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/246-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/247-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/249-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/250-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/251-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/252-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/253-4.jpg nice re-use http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/257-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/258-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/2599.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/260-2.jpg across the street, http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/262-2.jpglooks like the New England version of those mansion pixs in my Tampa thread http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/385.jpg The Farm house http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/265-1.jpg the view http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/264-1.jpg the yard! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/267-1.jpg North Central Mass. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/2633.jpg

Corey
05-21-2009, 06:52 AM
Nice shots of Salem, I went there on a middle school fieldtrip once and it seemed like a nice place.

I wish it was always summer :P

vanshnookenraggen
05-21-2009, 08:44 AM
I've always been a fan of Salem. Great pics. That new building is freaking hideous tho.

commuter guy
05-21-2009, 10:02 AM
Berlin looks charming in a rural New England way. However, I thought their town hall was a strip mall until I looked closer at the sign.

Boston02124
05-21-2009, 04:11 PM
Yeah the Town hall was the only new building in town,well except for the mall were building off 495 but it's far enough away that it won't ruin the look of the town!

czsz
05-21-2009, 06:40 PM
There are plenty of towns (both Westwood and Medfield) with strip mall post offices. Undignified!

Salem is great, although I've only been around Halloween. The ped. mall looks a little empty this time of year.

kennedy
05-21-2009, 10:02 PM
No, it's pretty much always empty (except Halloween and exceptionally beautiful days). it leads to nowhere but a crappy old mini-mall/movie theatre and parking lots. It's really a shame because shame Salem has opportunity flying out the ass, and it's just not taken advantage of.

Boston02124
05-27-2009, 08:41 PM
Worcester again!,Mostly around city hall and Union Sta. It was rainy and I had my camera on the wrong setting ,so pix's aren't great. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/001-11.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/002-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/003-12.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/004-12.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/005-6.jpg This poor building needs help!! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/006-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/010-9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/011-8.jpg city hall http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/012-12.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/013-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/014-10.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/015-11.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/017-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/018-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/019-9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/021-11.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/023-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/024-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/026-7.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/027-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/028-6.jpg [IMG]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/027-3.jpg[/IMG http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/028-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/029-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/030-9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/031-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/033-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/035-9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/036-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/037-8.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/039-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/022-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/042-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/043-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/045-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/046-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/047-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/048-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/049-5.jpg Then down to Kingston Ma. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/051-2.jpg Last sign stunk! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/052-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/053-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/055-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/056-4.jpg old town house, empty far as I could see? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/0588.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/059-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/060-1.jpg standard N.E. town center white church http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/063-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/065.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/068-2.jpg New bigger Town hall! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/069-3.jpg back side http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/070-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/071-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/072-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/074-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/076-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/078-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/079-5.jpg back home http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/080-3.jpg

FrankG
05-28-2009, 07:11 AM
Worcester has a lot going for it. The university campuses are definitely worth looking at too.

Lrfox
05-28-2009, 03:30 PM
I do love Worcester. The view from Holy Cross is excellent. Downtown is very nice as well.

Boston02124
06-01-2009, 08:01 AM
Friday brought me to Taunton Mass. Lots of big old homes and a nice downtown! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/001-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/002.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/003-1.jpg my destination! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/005-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/007-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/008.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/011-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/012-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/013-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/014-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/015-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/016-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/018-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/019-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/020-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/021-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/022-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/023-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/024-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/025-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/026-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/028.jpg new addition to the court house http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/029-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/030-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/031-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/032-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/033-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/034-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/035.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/037-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/038-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/039-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/040-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/042-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/043-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/044-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/045-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/046-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/047-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/048-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/049-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/050-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/051-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/053-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/054-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/055-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/057-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/058-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/059-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/062-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/063-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/064-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/065-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/066-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/067-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/071-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/072-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/073-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/074-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/075-2.jpg went thru Dighton and Rehobeth but saw nothing at least on 44 east! then into Seekonk http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/079-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/080-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/081-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/082-1.jpg then on to Providence R.I. I'll save those pix's for tommorro! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/083.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/084-1.jpg

Ron Newman
06-01-2009, 09:27 AM
Is that still an active synagogue, or has it been converted to another religion?

Boston02124
06-04-2009, 09:06 PM
^unsure? Providence pix's http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/085-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/086-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/087-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/088-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/089-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/090-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/091-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/092-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/093.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/094-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/095-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/096-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/097-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/098-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/099-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/100-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/101-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/104-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/105.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/106-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/108.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/109.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/110-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/111-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/113.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/114.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/115.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/116.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/117.jpg next up more of Worcester,Brockton,and I finally transfer my pix's from my old pc,long lost Chelsea and New Haven Conn.

Corey
06-05-2009, 05:43 AM
Glad to see you are still traveling around New England and sharing your shots. Providence looks like a nice city. I will have to visit someday.

Boston02124
06-05-2009, 11:41 AM
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Lrfox
06-05-2009, 12:07 PM
Thanks for all of these pictures. I think what I love the most about your "driving" photos is that you take what you're given when shooting. You don't get to carefully pick and choose how you frame the shot so we get to see these places "as is."

Still, those shots of Taunton and Providence bring back a lot of nostalgia. I used to take dates to the Rangeway Mini-Golf/Driving Range in Taunton during high school. You can wonder why I went on a lot of First Dates and not too many second ones.

Providence is incredible architecturally. We often get caught up just thinking of the area around the river basin and the mall (and the new construction there), but the Jewelery District and the rest of "Downcity" Providence have some incredibly ornate buildings and you got a few photos of them. College Hill and the East Side (I lived on George Street for a bit) have some great buildings too. I can't wait to get back to Providence for a bit.

Looking forward to Brockton. Campanelli Stadium is one of the nicest minor league ballparks in New England. As far as the minors go, I only really prefer McCoy in Pawtucket. Hadlock and the field in Manchester (State Farm?) are third and fourth respectively.

Boston02124
06-05-2009, 01:25 PM
^ Thanks I'm glad you and others understand how this works,I always wonder if people think I suck as a photographer lol! And your right I want the veiwer to feel as if they'er driveing into these cities and town and seeing them as I see them,most of my pixs while driveing are of the dash board or I miss the shot alltogether so you do get what you get! here's an example...original shot http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/295.jpg and after crop! [IMG]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/295JPG0.jpg

commuter guy
06-05-2009, 02:20 PM
Its been a few years since I've been to downtown Providence. Is the district behind City Hall called downcity? I was quite surprised when I first visited that area to see such a large district of intact historic bldgs in a central business district. It was bit eerie as a good amount of the buildings seemed to be unoccupied or under utilized, but it had a great feel with the small scale footprints and narrow network of streets almost unscathed by demolitions and ill planned redevelopments. Its been a number of years so maybe the area is more vital and lively now.

Lrfox
06-05-2009, 10:14 PM
^ Thanks I'm glad you and others understand how this works,I always wonder if people think I suck as a photographer lol! And your right I want the veiwer to feel as if they'er driveing into these cities and town and seeing them as I see them,most of my pixs while driveing are of the dash board or I miss the shot alltogether so you do get what you get!

Hahaha, I know what you mean. You do a great job. I try to follow your lead sometimes, but I have a manual transmission and shifting, braking, accelerating and snapping photos (especially in an urban area) never works out well. I do have a couple from Providence I'll post since you have a few.

This first one is from I-195 West. I like this one (though it's a BIT blurry) because you can see the brick building with the faux-facade cleverly painted on its blank side (45 Province should take notes). It's in the bottom left corner of the photo... red brick. If you look at it closely you can see that the bottom right hand corner of the building is "peeling upward" to reveal that it's painted... otherwise you would never know. I always love seeing it.
http://img31.picoodle.com/img/img31/2/6/5/jfoahs04/f_IMG0156m_32c05d1.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/2/6/5/jfoahs04/f_IMG0156m_32c05d1.jpg&srv=img31)

The Westin Complex:
http://img27.picoodle.com/img/img27/2/6/5/jfoahs04/f_IMG0158m_7fd597a.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/2/6/5/jfoahs04/f_IMG0158m_7fd597a.jpg&srv=img27)



Its been a few years since I've been to downtown Providence. Is the district behind City Hall called downcity? I was quite surprised when I first visited that area to see such a large district of intact historic bldgs in a central business district. It was bit eerie as a good amount of the buildings seemed to be unoccupied or under utilized, but it had a great feel with the small scale footprints and narrow network of streets almost unscathed by demolitions and ill planned redevelopments. Its been a number of years so maybe the area is more vital and lively now.

^Actually, all of downtown Providence is called "downcity." It's just the term they use.

I love the fact that there are so many in tact buildings there too. Incredible architectural representation for such a small city. It reminds me of the Financial District's (Boston) smaller sibling (minus the newer towers). The district you're thinking of is usually considered the "Jewelery District" of downtown. Like you noticed, it's older and there's less life there except during the work day. Many of these older buildings downtown are office space and many more are used simply for nightclubs (Providence may have more clubs downtown than Boston). The mix of uses is poor and there are some empty buildings (getting better though). Most of Providence's street level activity is nearer to the mall and the newer developments over there. There is a large focus on revamping the old Jewelery District and the area behind city hall though. Newer "trendy" restaurants are opening, and Brown University just announced that they're opening their new medical school in a renovated building over there. In my opinion, the lack of residential options over there is the HUGE killer of street life and activity. This will change too. The city is in the middle of a conversion of an old power plant into a hotel and apartment complex. There are a few smaller scale conversions to residential as well.

Providence is working on their version of the Big Dig. They're Moving I-195 further from downtown (which it currently cuts in half). They've already moved one direction (Eastbound) away from town and are close to moving the Westbound traffic. Once they finish that (by the end of the summer) they will knock down the old elevated highway cutting through the middle of the jewelery district and replace it with parks and development (I hope to GOD that they took notes on the RK Greenway). This should reconnect the area with the city and allow for more growth there.

In short, lack of residential options in the area and the highway cutting it in half have really hurt the area but it's improving. More mixed-use is a must.

A GREAT source for happenings in Providence is the Greater City: Providence Urbanism Blog which you can find here: http://www.gcpvd.org/

Boston02124
06-09-2009, 08:50 PM
I know I said Brockton next,but went to Greenfield Ma. again today and got another part of town http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons013.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons014.jpg I luv these old ghost bill boards http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons015.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons016.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons017.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons018.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons019.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons020.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons021.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons022.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons023.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons024.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons026.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons027.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons028.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons029.jpg I must have been in the school district! Wish I had time to go up to this look out,I bet it had great views! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons030.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons032.jpg Turner's Falls http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/harvardfalcons033.jpg

Ron Newman
06-10-2009, 01:12 AM
That tower is called the "Poet's Seat".

Boston02124
06-10-2009, 08:01 AM
^thanks any info why it's called that? it's purposed?besides being a look out?

Boston02124
06-10-2009, 09:18 PM
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Ron Newman
06-11-2009, 09:17 AM
What's the story behind that Fenway Park mural? Is this at or near the Rox ballpark?

Boston02124
06-11-2009, 09:28 AM
I think it's just an advertisment for JB Mason ,I think they're based out of Brockton?

underground
06-11-2009, 12:15 PM
Man, isn't Brockton one of those towns you wish you could play real life SimCity with? You know; go all "Hand of God" on it? So many great things surrounded by huge mistakes. I'd bet the Tipping Point for a revitalized Brockton is a lot closer than most people think. It just needs some leadership to push it the right way.

commuter guy
06-12-2009, 10:01 AM
Your right, the fenway park mural is in Brockton Center on a W.B. Mason building. The Brockton Rox stadium is a couple of miles west of Brockton center.

Some of the old warehouses in downtown Brockton have been converted to residential use in the past 5 years. The were advertised in the Globe as 30 minute train ride to downtown Boston (the Brockton location was not prominently announced). From my understanding, the relatively low prices coupled with newly constructed interiors did attact condo buyers and renters to Brockton center. The biggest problem with Brockton is it continues to see a fair amount of middle and working class white flight to surrounding towns due to the hit or miss reputation of the school system. This has depressed real estate values even in relatively nice neighborhoods. The neighborhoods adjacent to downtown Brockton are full of 3 deckers and small mutifamily buildings with lots of poverty and high crime. There are plently of outlying well kept single family neighborhoods as well. Overall, the city seems to be doing okay. Also it helps the tax base that there are lots of modern office and industrial properties along Rte. 24.

Boston02124
06-12-2009, 12:43 PM
^Thanks for the info! Today brought me to Sturbridge http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/076-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/077-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/078-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/079-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/080-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/081-8.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/082-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/083-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/086-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/087-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/088-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/090-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/091-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/092-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/095-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/097-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/098-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/099-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/100-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/101-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/102-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/103-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/104-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/105-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/106-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/108-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/112-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/114-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/115.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/116.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/117.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/118.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/119.jpg

Boston02124
06-25-2009, 09:39 PM
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Boston02124
07-15-2009, 09:14 PM
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shawn
07-23-2009, 08:57 AM
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/015-13.jpg

I had jury duty here in 2001!

Boston02124
08-28-2009, 10:26 PM
So behind on posting to this thread! Today I was back in Maine. Portland drive by http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/226-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/225-1.jpg Lewiston? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/227-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/228-1.jpg A quick tour of the capital area,downtown was across the river. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/229-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/230-2.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/233-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/231-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/232-5.jpg lots of ugly state office buildings. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/234-1.jpg^ Wish I could have stopped and got a better pix,must be pretty in the fall with that tree out front. nice old homes.some reused http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/235-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/236-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/237-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/238-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/239-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/240-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/241-4.jpg look close there's a building in there! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/242-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/243-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/244-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/245-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/246-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/247-4.jpg my destination Maine DOT http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/248-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/249-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/250-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/251-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/252-5.jpg again wish I had stopped and tool a better pix! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/253-8.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/254-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/255-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/256-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/257-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/258-5.jpg[/IMG [IMG]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/258-5.jpghttp://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/258-5.jpg

Boston02124
09-25-2009, 10:52 PM
drive thru FallRiver,Somerset and Prov. RI. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/001-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/002-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/003-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/004-4.jpg[/I MG][IMG]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/005-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/005-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/048-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/008-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/009-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/010-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/011-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/012-7.jpg cheap sideing! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/014-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/015-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/018-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/019-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/020-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/021-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/022-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/024-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/025-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/028-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/030-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/032-5.jpg From 79 South http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/034-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/047-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/046-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/044-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/043-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/042-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/040-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/038-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/037-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/036-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/035-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/049-4.jpg Prov. RI. fron I-195 west http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/050-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/051-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/052-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/053-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/054-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/057-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/058-4.jpg

Lrfox
09-27-2009, 09:30 AM
Thanks for the shots!

The Braga Bridge (ugly, rusty greenish thing in Fall River) is about to be repainted, probably Blue. The new Bridge is coming along well.

I really like the photo of St. Anne's Cathedral framed by those two ugly apartment towers. Point Gloria (copper cap) is the only attractive mid-rise in town (there are no real high-rises).

I REALLY like the new Weston tower in Providence. A friend of mine has a condo there and it's gorgeous. 21st floor. Thanks for sharing.

czsz
09-27-2009, 06:35 PM
I love Fall River's pretensions to great city-ness. Its "underground" highway, its "Government Center", its "skyline".

Lrfox
09-28-2009, 07:21 AM
I love Fall River's pretensions to great city-ness. Its "underground" highway, its "Government Center", its "skyline".

It even has an "upper and lower deck." Obviously the exodus of industry (and people... this city of 92,000 used to have over 120,000) has been the biggest problem for Fall River; but I have a hard time thinking of a city in New England with more "scars" from the Urban Renewal era. The "Government Center" may be a Rudolph work, but it meant destroying a gorgeous gem of a city hall and the central part of downtown Fall River. The highway (I-195) literally divides Downtown Fall River in half with a scar that puts the mass pike to shame. Route 79 (upper/lower deck) separates the core of the city from the Waterfront area (which really is nice) with a hulking and unnecessary monstrosity (not to mention a giant retaining wall and a tower in the park housing development). The "Skyline" (with the exception of Point Gloria on the Waterfront) is communist looking 1960s/70s housing towers which are surrounded by parking lots and grass. A complete waste of urban space.

Fall River is a city that's likely going to be in "rough shape" for a LOOOONG long time despite the fact that it actually has some great assets. North Main Street (Downtown) is full of great spots as is Columbia Street (also Downtown) with its restaurant row and truly international flare. The Highlands remain one of the largest, prettiest and most in-tact historic districts in New England (named the best by "This Old House" for some 4 years running), but the bulk of the rest of the city is just plain struggling. There's NO nightlife, weak museums, very little arts (the Narrows Center is a glaring exception), and a handful of restaurants (unless you want Portuguese which there's plenty of).

humphrey
09-29-2009, 03:33 AM
Check this photo out on Marcfoto's photostream :rolleyes:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc72/3913206597/in/set-72157602230943878/

He has some excellent before and after shots.

1920 Vs 2007

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc72/1478039455/in/set-72157602230943878/

Kaboom!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc72/1925543576/in/set-72157602230943878/

Lrfox
09-29-2009, 03:08 PM
Great links, humphrey! Thanks a lot. I love the "city of the future" ad. Even in a propoganda photo, those boxes look terrible. Unfortunately, the roads ended up looking exactly like the ad. Fall River is NOT the city of the future.

Looking at the photo of the demolition is absolutely horrific. How on earth could they have thought that was a good idea? That old city hall was spectacular.

Ron Newman
09-29-2009, 04:46 PM
In another nearby thread, we've seen a comeback described for New Bedford's downtown and waterfront. Can Fall River follow the same path?

czsz
09-29-2009, 07:18 PM
Fall River only has a future as a back lot for films set in the Eastern Bloc.

Lrfox
09-30-2009, 12:21 PM
In another nearby thread, we've seen a comeback described for New Bedford's downtown and waterfront. Can Fall River follow the same path?

Despite the geographic similarity and the demographic similarity, New Bedford has significantly more advantages than Fall River which made a comeback possible (inevitable, really) for New Bedford while Fall River struggles in almost every category and will continue to.

For starters, New Bedford's city center was in a lot better shape than Fall Rivers, it has a plethora of cobbled streets and historic buildings. Fall River on the other hand demolished the core of the city to make room for Gov't Center and I-195. While New Bedford has route 18 along the waterfront (it DOES have crossings and is being improved), Fall River has an elevated Route 79 and the braga bridge cutting its core off from the city center.

Moreover, New Bedford has a more established downtown area. It has always had the right ingredients and just needed a little push. We've already been over the fact that it has the historic district there, but it also has a wonderful and active theater in the Zeiterion Theatre, a nice Art Museum, and the Whaling Museum. The "push" that New Bedford got was UMass locating its College of Visual Arts in a renovated building downtown as well as BCC locating class space there and a brand new Ocean Explorium. The setup and constant foot traffic made New Bedford popular for the entrepreneurs that are continuing the revival downtown. Fall River has none of that.... instead it has a downtown that's plagued by urban renewal and no staple institution that provides significant relevance in order to attract businesses. Without significant physical change (i.e. capping more of I-195 and the removal of 79), Downtown Fall River won't attract the institutions needed to stimulate change like New Bedford has.

Another reason Fall River won't rebound anytime soon is, in fact, the resurgence of New Bedford. Fall River has some freight traffic in and out of its port. However, New Bedford is the most dominant fishing port in America and it's growing in that regard. In addition, New Bedford is on the verge of acquiring hundreds of millions of federal funding in order to update its wharves and piers to become part of the American shipping highway and solidify its role in Short Sea Shipping. Fall River, on the other hand, has again done everything in its power to spurn the growth of its port by fighting against the proposal for an LNG terminal. New Bedford by revitalizing will really make a name for itself as the primary city on the Southcoast (which it really has been for a while, but it's become much more obvious now) and Fall River will continue to fall behind.

One thing Fall River will benefit from is the commuter rail coming to town. However, while New Bedford is poised to grow a LOT economically from it, I see Fall River as more of an affordable housing alternative to metro Boston than a city that will prosper as a result of the rail connection. New Bedford's large, intermodal station will be right next to the downtown, working waterfront and ferry terminals as well as local and regional buses. Fall River will have a small platform near the battleship (close to downtown) and a larger one near Davol Street (adjacent to the Highlands historic district) that will serve an area that's just about entirely residential. Fall River is poised to become a large, dense suburb while New Bedford appears to be on the verge of emerging as an important and active satellite city.

I grew up next to Fall River (in Assonet) and still have friends in that town today. I love visiting and I do like Fall River (which really does have redeeming qualities). However, I can't see a revitalization in the near future. I don't see one ever without some serious reconstruction near the core of town. New Bedford is in the midst of a renewal... not just poised to do so anymore. Fall River has a long way to go.

Frankie811
10-01-2009, 08:50 AM
I don't think I approve of czsz's sarcastic remarks about Fall River in this thread and another. No need for it.

FSUViking
10-02-2009, 01:06 AM
I don't think I approve of czsz's sarcastic remarks about Fall River in this thread and another. No need for it.

Well go curl up in the corner and cry about it then. Jesus......it's the Internet. If your that sensitive about words on a computer screen, maybe you should just cancel your Internet. :rolleyes:

Boston02124
10-05-2009, 05:00 PM
ok^ back to my driving! Portland drive by, already covered Portland before,so did'nt take many pixs! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/012-11.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/014-11.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/015-10.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/022-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/023-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/026-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/027-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/031-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/032-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/033-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/035-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/036-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/029-4.jpg

czsz
10-05-2009, 07:44 PM
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/029-4.jpg

"What? The columns are supposed to go in the front!? Well, too late now..."

Boston02124
10-07-2009, 08:30 AM
I've seen them on both the side ,back and front I luv the houses as I own one myself.

Patrick
10-07-2009, 06:45 PM
not sure what this building was originally anyone know? Now it is owned by the Art College.

Corey
10-08-2009, 07:06 AM
The building is currently owned by the Portland Museum of Art.

From the MECA blog (http://blogs.meca.edu/?p=76), the Clapp House is "a Greek Revival home built in 1832 .... came into the possession of then Portland Society of Art in the late 19th century and for a while, it was the only building serving the college. In later years, it housed the administrative offices for much of the college."


And on the Maine Memory Network (http://www.mainememory.net/bin/Detail?ln=23285)...

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5987/23285.jpg

The Charles Q. Clapp House was built in 1832 and is located at 97 Spring Street in Portland. Businessman and architect, Charles Q. Clapp, had this home built for himself. This structure boasts gabled pediments supported by cornice, frieze and architrave that create the entablature. There are five Ionic columns that brace the overhanging temple fa?ade over the entry porch.

Ancient Greek classical forms and proportions reinforced the American ideal of democracy, rising equality and strength. The overall style is boxy, simply lined, symmetrical and heavy. The gable end entry mimics an entrance to a temple and doorways are often seen framed with transom and sidelights. Publications of the day gave designers and builders the knowledge to recreate Greek column orders (Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian), pilasters, entablatures and other classical elements.

Lrfox
10-08-2009, 11:05 AM
Portland has some wonderful architecture (including the home to the left of this one), but I'm not a fan of this particular home. Something looks... off about it. The Columns on the side are obvious, but I particularly dislike the lack of windows on the nearly blank walls on the side of this house. It's an interesting home, but I think this is a good example of how columns (and I'm a BIG fan of columns) and age don't essentially mean beauty.

Boston02124
10-12-2009, 12:06 PM
Hartford drive thru (convention area)! -http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/011-10.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/016-8.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/014-13.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/016-8.jpg[ raining [IMG]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/017-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/018-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/019-9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/020-8.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/021-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/022-8.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/023-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/025-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/026-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/028-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/029-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/030-9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/031-9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/032-10.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/034-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/036-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/037-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/042-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/045-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/046-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/047-4.jpg convention center http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/048-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/049-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/050-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/051-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/052-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/053-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/054-5.jpg bye bye Hartford! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/056-4.jpg I only got a little bit of Hartford next time I'll try to cover more!

czsz
10-12-2009, 01:10 PM
Hartford has practically gutted itself.

Boston02124
10-12-2009, 02:06 PM
how do you mean?I find Hartford 2nd only to Boston in terms of haveing a nice skyline!

czsz
10-12-2009, 06:39 PM
Downtown has been trashed. Streetwalls ignored, parking lots and garages everywhere. Its nice skyline is the result of urban renewal policies resembling Houston's or Atlanta's. It lags way behind Providence and even New Haven in downtown revitalization efforts, too. It's always looking for a mythical magic bullet. Poor Hartford.

Chessplayer
10-12-2009, 07:17 PM
More than gutted. Barely any bones left.

Two downtown streets are coherently urban.

Chessplayer
10-12-2009, 07:26 PM
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/054-5.jpg

This used to be the broadcast house for our local news station - now moved to the suburbs.

The planned replacement.
http://www.courant.com/media/photo/2008-12/43693252.jpg

Crossing my fingers - Hartford doesn't have a good record of replacing torn down structures.

Thanks for posting those photos Boston02124.

ledjes
10-13-2009, 11:56 AM
^^^

Is that Hartford or Rosslyn, Virginia???
?those accursed skywalks that take pedestrians off the street!!!

Boston02124
10-18-2009, 04:35 PM
Springfeild city hall area and armory area http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/011-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/012-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/013-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/014-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/015-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/017-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/019-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/020-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/021-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/022-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/023-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/024-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/025-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/026-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/028-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/029-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/030-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/031-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/032-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/034-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/035-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/036-2.jpg inside city hall http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/037-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/038-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/040-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/041-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/042-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/043-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/044-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/048-4.jpg something going up http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/049-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/050-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/051-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/052-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/053-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/054-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/055-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/056-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/057-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/058-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/059-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/060-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/061-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/062-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/063-3.jpg

Ron Newman
10-18-2009, 05:29 PM
what do the 'Enshrinement Weekend' banners mean? What building are they hanging from?

Lrfox
10-19-2009, 09:04 AM
what do the 'Enshrinement Weekend' banners mean? What building are they hanging from?

The "Enshrinement Weekend" was last month when this year's NBA Hall of Fame class was inducted. Of course, this year, Michael Jordan was among the inductees, so it was bigger than usual. I BELIEVE that those banners are hanging off of Symphony Hall.

Boston02124
11-05-2009, 10:01 PM
Sturbridge town hall http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/125-2.jpg

Boston02124
11-09-2009, 08:00 PM
Holyoke! Massachusetts's Detriot? This is a lot of pixs! I was there for less than a half an hour and was able to capture a good portion of the downtown http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/195-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/199-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/203-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/205-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/208.jpg HHS http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/209.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/210-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/211.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/212.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/213.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/214.jpg so far not bad! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/215.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/216.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/227.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/218.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/219.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/220.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/221.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/222.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/223.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/224.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/225.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/226.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/228.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/230.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/231.jpg city hall my destination! 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commuter guy
11-09-2009, 09:35 PM
terrific pics, some great old bldgs but so grim and moribund.

I've visited Detroit a few times. As hard as it is to believe, IMO Holyoke still has a long ways to go until it looks as bad as most of Detroit.

Boston02124
11-10-2009, 08:48 AM
yeah really not as bad as Detriot ! I guess living in regenterfied Boston you don't think this exist in Mass. not even Roxbury looks this bad! A lot of these building look like they been boarded up for years!

Shepard
11-10-2009, 09:19 AM
Holyoke is one of the few New England cities planned on a dense grid.

The architecture testifies to the density of this city at one point... a real shame that so much of it is in shambles now. It's remaining features remind me of Lowell - dense brick buildings, canals, warehouses, a real main street.

Unlike Lowell though, which exists as part of a larger metro area, I'm not sure what's going to draw people to (or "back to") Holyoke.

What's the future of the Springfield-Holyoke area?

Boston02124
11-10-2009, 11:10 AM
anyone know some of the history of Holyoke? I know at one time it was much larger(population wise) any old pixs? luv to see them!

Ron Newman
11-10-2009, 05:17 PM
I'm not sure what's going to draw people to (or "back to") Holyoke.

It's at the edge of a culturally lively area full of bright people (Five Colleges/'Happy Valley'). Surely that should help it some?

Boston02124
12-10-2009, 04:44 PM
Holyoke part 2 http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/002-9.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/003-15.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/004-12.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/005-12.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/006-12.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/007-13.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/008-13.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/009-13.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/010-10.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/011-16.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/012-17.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/013-10.jpg 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cden4
12-11-2009, 08:16 AM
Wow Holyoke has so much potential. It looks like some of the downtown streets have revived a bit, but there are definitely lots of buildings that have just been totally neglected. The city appears to have great "bones". It just needs more jobs so that more people want to live there and will invest in the city!

Boston02124
12-15-2009, 06:31 PM
today a Portland drive by!and State capital building in Agusta! leaveing Mass.http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/084-5.jpg they have snow! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/061-10.jpg capital 1st http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/063-11.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/065-11.jpg I've already covered Agusta so I did'nt take that many pixs. Portland drive by! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/068-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/070-9.jpg I like how they're building right along the highway http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/071-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/072-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/073-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/074-7.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/075-6.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/076-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/077-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/079-5.jpg Portsmouth NH http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/080-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/081-5.jpg

Patrick
12-16-2009, 08:22 PM
Thanks for posting, I enjoy these threads (and not just the portland-related ones) a lot.

A note on the comment you made about the building by the highway...it is interesting to hear you say that you like it, because there is some debate here about whether the buildings you were referring to are an improvement or an eyesore. very controversial in the design community. the area was supposed to be made a gateway to the city, but yet the building faces toward downtown so you see its backside when approaching....but hey, better than a parking lot (or a wal mart!).

kennedy
12-17-2009, 05:51 PM
Oh, mylanta! Snow! Precious white snow!

Patrick
12-17-2009, 09:47 PM
Oh, mylanta! Snow! Precious white snow!

Our first snow was October 18th...it snowed a lot, all night long. It was like that a lot in Vermont, too. Not usually like that here. Usually it is January.

kennedy
12-18-2009, 10:33 AM
So long as there is some up in New Hampshire next week, I'm happy. Although nothing beats Newbury St. and the Public Garden/Boston Common covered in snow.

Lrfox
12-18-2009, 01:19 PM
So long as there is some up in New Hampshire next week, I'm happy. Although nothing beats Newbury St. and the Public Garden/Boston Common covered in snow.

I'm as much of an urban enthusiast as the next guy on this forum and I certainly don't deny that I love the Public Garden all covered with snow; but my absolute favorite spot for the winter is North Conway/ the White Mountains of New Hampsire. My family used to have a ski house in Bartlett near Attitash but they sold it for a property with a little more acreage in Bethel, Maine. Sunday River and Bethel are wonderful, but I miss the Mount Washington Valley. Maybe it's just nostalgia, but I love that area this time of year.

Lrfox
01-07-2010, 01:52 PM
Some from this past week... Fall River, MA

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy139/jfoahs04/Fall%20River/IMG_0432-1.jpg

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View from North Park in Fall River's Highlands neighborhood looking West. Not a wonderful picture, but what a view! North Fall River in the foreground, Taunton River and Somerset in the center and the Providence RI Skyline in the background. May look better if you view full size.
http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy139/jfoahs04/Fall%20River/IMG_0423-1.jpg

"City Gates," A gift from Portugal:
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Downtown:
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http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy139/jfoahs04/Fall%20River/IMG_0406.jpg

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Patrick
01-07-2010, 08:51 PM
Thanks a lot for sharing. I had never seen or heard much about FR before this post, other than just a general knowledge of its size and location. I see what looks to be good examples of some pitfalls of outdated urban planning, liker Le Corbusier's Radiant City concept

I'm no expert by any means about this stuff, but it seems like, from some of the material I have been reading lately, this idea was embraced in many placed and has lead to some of the most ineffective public housing blocks around.

Is that what the two highrises are? Public housing? Sort of like Franklin Towers?
http://www.nyu.edu/classes/reichert/sem/city/images/131.jpg

Lrfox
01-07-2010, 09:50 PM
Thanks a lot for sharing. I had never seen or heard much about FR before this post, other than just a general knowledge of its size and location. I see what looks to be good examples of some pitfalls of outdated urban planning, liker Le Corbusier's Radiant City concept

Is that what the two highrises are? Public housing? Sort of like Franklin Towers?
http://www.nyu.edu/classes/reichert/sem/city/images/131.jpg

Fall River is a prime example of outdated urban planning. Fall River has a Brutalist city hall/ city hall plaza (designed by the same guy who did Boston's)... It's even called Government Center. It replaced a very beautiful, very historic city hall. Under Fall River's city hall, is a highway that literally bissects the downtown area (the bridge in the pictures turns immediately into a tunnel under downtown... a tiny tunnel though).

In addition, Fall River has an elevated highway that runs along the river and separates the port area (which actually has a lot of history, including Battleship Cove (http://www.battleshipcove.org/), the largest naval war ship museum in the world) from the city center (which as you can see from the photos does have some density and decent architecture). In addition, there's a low income housing project based on the garden style design principles that further separates the downtown and waterfront.

Those towers you see aren't public housing. They are market rate with, I believe, a little more than the 10% low-income housing the state mandates. I have two friends who have apartments there... one on the 18th floor of the white one.

While FR has some great neighborhoods and architecture (great Portuguese culture) like an award winning courthouse (formerly a high school) and not one, not two, but three Fredrick Law Olmstead designed parks (North, Kennedy and a smaller one whose name escapes me), it's VERY much down on its luck and a prime example of what not to do in terms of city planning. While New Bedford is actively become a nice city again, Fall River isn't and (IMHO) is a LOOOONG ways off.

Ron Newman
01-07-2010, 11:49 PM
That city gate would look a lot better if put someplace where it could actually function as a GATE to something.

Lrfox
01-08-2010, 06:29 PM
That city gate would look a lot better if put someplace where it could actually function as a GATE to something.

Hahaha, Ron, I've actually had that conversation with some of the higher ups in Fall River economic development. Needless to say, they were none too thrilled. But I agree. It's actually a pretty neat thing for the city to have (there's an identical one in the Azores) and it's tucked away, hidden by highway ramps, old warehouses, open space. It's off the beaten path and it's not anywhere where people can really see it.

This is the one in Ponta Delgada for a frame of reference:
http://img40.imagefra.me/img/img40/2/1/8/jfoahs04/f_xlw4x7t6dkem_929a7be.jpg (http://imagefra.me/)

I think Fall River's would work well either downtown (the plaza in front of city hall) or one of the Olmstead parks. It would even do really well in the Highlands (particularly closer to downtown).

Lrfox
01-20-2010, 08:45 PM
Ok, Ok, a little more Fall River and New Bedford (if this is getting old, please let me know):


Fall River First:
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New Bedford:

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I have some more on my blog (linked in my signature).

Patrick
01-20-2010, 09:21 PM
The lighthouse picture reminds me a lot of buglight in S. Portland, except for the fancy streetlights in front of it, which I wish we had some more of. I do, however, think the lights are a tad bit too close to each other, but I think that's probably just a matter of personal opinion. Otherwise looks like an attractive waterfront area to be near. The downtown narrow street (I think its NB rather than FR) looks like it has a lot of potential, but I'm curious as to why there doesn't seem to be more activity on it, aside from the fact that its winter. it looks like a street ripe for shopping, boutiques, etc, kind of like exchange in portland. are there any areas like this there?

Patrick
01-20-2010, 09:26 PM
Oh and ps I don't think the pics are getting old, but I may be speaking just for myself. The more the better. I really like the graffiti art you posted and think more of that stuff should be encouraged around town. Granted graffiti can look like shit on some new storefront, but I like the way it looks when on an older type building as long as it blends in subtly with the character of the surrounding neighborhood and isn't offensive. Murals are great. also, the skyline you have on your blog heading looks a lot like Portland's waterfront with a different set of buildings. What's the population of whatever town that is (FR. NB?). my understanding is somewhere around 90k is this right and have they ever been larger or are they now peaking?

vanshnookenraggen
01-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Damn, GREAT PICS! That is one picturesque town. Shame all these beautiful New England cities don't have much of an economy left.

What is that brick monstrosity in those first few pics?

Lrfox
01-20-2010, 09:54 PM
Patrick, I agree with you about the lighthouse/ pier. That pier is on a peninsula at the Southern tip of New Bedford (Forth Taber park... where the fort in the photos is too) and the pier is a newer addition. The lights are a bit over the top but it looks nice in the summer. That Fort Taber area is beautiful with views of the Islands and the Southcoast. There's a military museum there too. IMHO, New Bedford goes over the top with the lights like that because it's all about the city's history. New Bedford was the whaling capital of the world and those lights were powered by whale oil.

New Bedford reminds me of Portland 15 years ago (local papers constantly talk about Portland as a model for improvement-- I should send you some of the links). New Bedford is around 93,000 (close to peak pop) but it's not a principal regional city like Portland so the downtown's are similar in size and the historic housing districts adjacent to Downtown in either city are similar. Each city even has two separate downtown areas... one very historic (Old Port/ Whaling District) and one newer (relative- Arts District, Portland and Upper Union Arts District New Bedford).

The area that I think you're looking at in that picture (It's New Bedford, Fall River really has one Main St. while NB has a many blocks of downtown streets) is actually normally pretty busy. It's at the Southern section of Purchase Street which is where the UMass Art Museum is (white/green building with colored banners) and the Zeiterion Theatre is (darker building on the right). The building with the arches is residential with office space on the first floor. The primary shopping/dining strip downtown is William Street (not pictured in any of these) which is a long, cobbled street lined with shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, etc followed by Purchase, Water, and Pleasant; but the bulk of the shopping on that street is a few blocks North of where the photo was taken. There are some really neat boutiques on that street including Calico (http://www.shopcalico.com/) which just won an award and invite to NYC's Fashion week and a relatively new Urban Winery. A lot of good craft beer bars on Purchase too. It probably looks so dead because it was about 15 degrees, windy and pretty late in the afternoon on a holiday(it IS a business district). It's usually busier than that, but most busy in the summer.

Fall River has a population of about 90,000 (down from about 120,000 during the early-mid 20th century) and New Bedford is at 93,000 (that's the city on the banner of the blog... taken from Fairhaven across the harbor) which is around where it's been. Both cities have large illegal immigrant populations (estimated to be more than 10,000 in New Bedford) that aren't accounted for, but the census 2010 is looking to correct that.

Glad you don't mind the photos. I'll leave Fall River/NB out of the "driving" thread for a while because they're the last two updates. The Graffiti (Fall River... the mural on the downtown building is New Bedford) is very cool in that location. I ran out of battery before I got to take a good one of a religious mural on an old Fall River factory. I agree that urban art like that can be a cool addition to some of the older, gritty industrial buildings. It adds even more character. I won't say "beautify" (lipstick on a pig), but it does make it look nice. Portland has some of the best murals on blank facades I've ever seen. I think the people in New Bedford are trying to take a page from that book, but not quite there.

Patrick
01-20-2010, 10:28 PM
Yeah I definitely don't mind pictures, in fact that's the biggest reason I visit this site so frequently. I used to post tons of Portland myself but have gotten out of the habit. Portland could use a few more murals on some of the ugly building sides around town, but I agree some of them are truly neat, like the woodgrill building on exchange, which actually looks three dimensional from afar, and the architectural map on Free Street, or the eastern prom mural on the new gateway garage. I also enjoy when cities have less formal graffiti by locals because it expresses perspectives not often heard. some cities allow a free graffiti wall that is legal but in my opinion this doesn't attract the same level of creativeness or add the same level of character. I understand the cold temps probably dampened pardon the pun the activity on that street when the photo was taken, adn dont get me wrong I love lights like those on the pier in NB, I just think they should be spaced more widely in that particular scene, rather than a wall of lights. If there were half as many lights in that pic, or if they were twice as widely spaced, it would look better in my opinion. I think NB seems to have a ton of potential, and my advice would be to capitalize not on the "new" section of downtown, but continue reinvesting in the older, more pedestrian friendly sorts of streets and neighborhoods, because it looks like the city has a TON of these, and that's what draws people to towns (especially in new england, see portsmouth for example). No one comes to visit portland to see monument square, as nice at it might look driving by (and even that is debatable). they come for the old port which, in the 1970s, was a warehouse district. also this brings me to another point I've been meaning to make, Portland wasn't crappy 15 years ago...20 years ago or so it was in the midst of a big recession and Congress was having some trouble filling storefronts, but the old port has been thriving since long before then, and the building boom that shaped the skyline took place in the late 1980s. The city, like any, goes through spurts and ups and downs...it was huge for a port, like new bedford, then that fell off, then it was huge for tourism, then that slowed, then huge as a place to invest in commercial offices, then that fell off, etc. And huge is to be read in a relative sense (relative to maine, that is) of course. I think most cities are like this, as long as they have the right minded civic leaders. Allentown PA and Youngstown OH are two examples of cities that were very similar but one improved while the other has not. It depends on civic leadership. NB seems like it has a ton of potential, Fall River maybe not so much...does that sound right or am I off

Ron Newman
01-20-2010, 10:46 PM
I know where the Whaling District is, but where is Upper Union?

Lrfox
01-20-2010, 10:51 PM
Damn, GREAT PICS! That is one picturesque town. Shame all these beautiful New England cities don't have much of an economy left.

What is that brick monstrosity in those first few pics?

Thanks! The first batch in that post is Fall River, the last batch is New Bedford.

The first bunch are in Fall River. I'm assuming the "Brick Monstrosity" you're referring to is the "high rise" (relatively speaking) with the copper top? That's Point Gloria Luxury Apartments. They actually have AWESOME views (South to Newport and Mt. Hope Bay and West to Providence) and are one of the few decent market rate places in Fall River. The outside, not so much. If you're talking about the factories, then those are a couple of old buildings near the Battleship. I need to get down there and take some of the granite mills in town. Cool buildings.

Lrfox
01-20-2010, 10:56 PM
I know where the Whaling District is, but where is Upper Union?

West of the Whaling District. It's really adjacent to it. Union Street up towards the Art Museum and the UMass art gallery. Purchase Street, Pleasant Street, and 6th Street are the primary cross streets with Union Street (and very much part of the district) in the Upper Union area. The districts are adjacent to each other, but the Whaling District was developed very early on while the Upper Union area became the primary downtown area during the manufacturing days after whaling... the buildings are newer (early 1900s mostly) and few of them are related to maritime industries. You can seamlessly walk from one to the other, but if you pay attention to architecture, it's a noticeable difference. Also, the streets in the Whaling District are cobblestone while most of the Upper Union area is paved. The Upper Union area is really the central business district today.

Lrfox
01-20-2010, 11:09 PM
The city, like any, goes through spurts and ups and downs...it was huge for a port, like new bedford, then that fell off, then it was huge for tourism, then that slowed, then huge as a place to invest in commercial offices, then that fell off, etc. And huge is to be read in a relative sense (relative to maine, that is) of course. I think most cities are like this, as long as they have the right minded civic leaders. Allentown PA and Youngstown OH are two examples of cities that were very similar but one improved while the other has not. It depends on civic leadership. NB seems like it has a ton of potential, Fall River maybe not so much...does that sound right or am I off

I should have put some more thought into the 15 years point. I know the Old Port has thrived. I do remember reading though that the mall took a lot of business away from downtown for a while before efforts reestablished the area as a shopping destination. New Bedford is going through that now. It had lots of vacant storefronts for a while and is only in the past 5 years or so (maybe 10... the national park was established in 1999) seeing major renewed interest downtown. In fact, during the recession, vacant storefronts downtown have DECREASED by quite a large margin. Many new businesses have opened up within the last 2 years and most of them have been quite successful. New Bedford has seen ups and downs too. Whaling, Manufacturing, etc. It's biggest lull was from the early 80s to the mid-late 90s when it became the highest grossing fishing port in the nation. That continues to be the case, but downtown is becoming a destination again. Like you said, it takes civic leadership and New Bedford's had problems with that in the past, but it's gotten a lot better. They have many new organizations promoting the region and people have really taken a keen interest in it. There's so much civic pride in Portland and I truly believe that for these small cities, that is a huge factor. New Bedford's only starting to see a fraction of that, but it's coming and starting to grow.

For the record, I though Portland was always a pretty major port... like it still is today? I thought I read that it's one of the top 40 in the nation in terms of volume.

You sound dead on about the two cities. Fall River is way behind. I also just don't think it has that much potential. It's scarred beyond recognition. It will take so much work to reconnect the city (although they do have a great waterfront boardwalk that goes all the way from where I took the pictures of the "Fall River" banners looking towards the copper topped building and the bridge to the battleship... about 1 mile) and get rid of urban renewal's mistakes. New Bedford has more to offer (Art Museum, Whaling Museum, Oceanarium, Ferries, National Historic Park, great restaurants, shops, galleries, etc) while Fall River doesn't. I'm not saying it can't be done, but New Bedford is in the midst of a renewal of sorts and Fall River seems to be regressing further.

Patrick
01-21-2010, 07:16 AM
Good points. Portland is still a major port by tonnage, in fact its the second largest oil port on the east coast (mostly because it is the point of oceanic contact for Montreal, which explains why it would need to receive such a disproportionate size of goods and resources...its basically montreal's port that moved a few hundred miles over). I guess my point was that portland used to only be a port, hence the name. It has evolved into a new role as a commercial center of other sorts, from a fishing village. It was not a planned urban center, like some cities, but rather the urban center (congress) grew up after and around the initial industry of the port...and now the waterfront is sinking, pardon the pun, and has to be subsidized by restrictive zoning measures that keep condominums and offices and restaurants off the water. The working waterfront aint workin'. But per tonnage in oil I think you are correct that it is still quite significant, but that is a small part of the city's overall "feel." No one even sees the water when they come to portland these days, theres hardly any meaningful public access except on the eastern prom which is far removed from things. Chandler's wharf has security guards making sure no one goes to the water view side. uhhhh....failure to capitalize on a major asset? I think so. When I worked at the portland harbor hotel people always asked for water view rooms. sorry people, its actually the portland parking lot hotel, and you might be lucky and be able to see the civic center if your on the top floor....

The Maine Mall hasn't really ever taken commerce away from the old port. It took it away from congress street, where places like MECA used to be large intown department stores and national chains. The old port is really the city's response to the maine mall. The mall opened in the late 1960s and the old port revitalization took place shortly thereafter. The real turn around point for portland cam when franklin arterial, cumberland, spring and state streets allowed cars to return downtown so that the city could compete with the convenience of the maine mall. no one was coming downtown anymore, and projects like the holiday inn, the civic center, one city center and surrounding structures, etc, all those were made possible by the franklin expansion which is now the subject of so much controversy as it cuts the city in two. I think it has had pluses and minuses. it certainly helped revitalize the city but in so doing changed what "the city" was. Now the city has a reputation that can afford it a chance to narrow franklin again without risking lost visitors, but that wasn't the case back then.

I think NB should ride the current wave of trendy green development/bicycling/artis and creative class/ urban living / etc that the nation seems to be witnessing because, forget about new urbanism, NB has OLD urbanism that is better and already in place for those types to invest in rehabing. The city seems to have a ton of potential. I have more to say but my battery is going so....

Lrfox
01-21-2010, 10:33 AM
See, your description of Portland is why New Bedford needs to take notes. I'll clarify by saying that despite the fact that Portland is smaller than New Bedford, New Bedford will never been like Portland (I'm thinking it will be somewhere between Portland and Portsmouth, but better to aim high). This is primarily due to the fact that it's never going to be a regional center with Boston less than an hour away and Providence 20 minutes down the road (not to mention, Fall River 10 miles away). However, it can follow Portland's lead and diversify. New Bedford has the fishing industry covered. That's really only relatively recent. It is growing BIG TIME as a port (30% increase in volume in the last year) given it's strategic location near the mouth of the Cape Cod Canal and the growing popularity of short-sea-shipping (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_sea_shipping). It also recently stole a page from Portland's book by enticing UMass to move their College of Visual and Performing Art (http://www.umassd.edu/CVPA/) to a vacant downtown department store (Star Store) a la Maine College of Art on Congress. They also been working to better integrate UMass Dartmouth and B.C.C (as well as Bridgewater State College) into their downtown area. Both schools have Campuses and B.C.C. is looking to build a large residential component downtown.

New Bedford is also doing its best to lure high tech industry and has been successful as a few new industries have open up in town in the past year or so. The growth of high tech industry (and other commerce like tourism, etc) are heavily contingent on better transit infrastructure. New Bedford airport has scheduled commercial flights to Cape Cod and the Islands, but the failure to expand the runways and terminals a few years back hurt the city (UPS wanted it to be an air cargo hub and one major airline wanted a New York-New Bedford shuttle), but it seems that with the growth as a port and interest in tourism, that may come back on the table soon. Also, Commuter Rail Service (which is still progressing nicely) will be a HUGE asset to the city. Not only does it make New Bedford a better location for Boston commuters, but it opens up the door for people in the Boston area to easily access New Bedford and it's attractions. It will also help the existing freight rail services.

New Bedford is riding the green development wave. There's a huge artist community in town as it's picturesque and still very affordable compared to Boston. It doesn't hurt that there's a college of art and a nice Art Museum downtown either. The artists are doing a good job of providing an alternative to the typical blue collar (and spotty yuppie feel) of the area. You're right about Old Urbanism. People are starting to catch on. The Buzzards Bay Coalition is renovating a historic "counting house" downtown into modern Green offices with ground floor retail. Many of the mills away from downtown have been/are being turned into modern, market rate apartments. Entrepreneurs are taking advantage of low rents and increased interest in the picturesque historic areas. The city is right where it should be in riding that wave (Fall River, not so much).

Looking forward to the rest of your insight.

Patrick
01-21-2010, 11:52 AM
Very nice start, sounds like it has even more potential than I previously thought. I wouldn't think its proximity to Boston and Providence or even Fall River would be bad things, though I understand your point about Center city versus Peripheral city. What I think needs to be done is for NB to really take a good look at growth trends in the region and try to absorb a particular type of growth that would otherwise take place in its neighboring towns that it may be in a more competitive position to....i.e. you mentioned artists like the place due to its less pricey apartments, art museum, etc. NB should work on becoming a HUB for artists, rather than growing all around. Like you said, proximity to Boston and Providence hurt its chances of becoming a large center city, so it should try to specialize as a type of niche peripheral community. high tech would be another great avenue. also, the schools should be invested in heavily, as this draws MUCH more attention to a place. Portland schools aren't great, but the surrounding tows offer good systems and most of the people downtown that make the city what it is don't live here anyway, though a few do. School systems bring in highly educated and invested people and their money and families. Infill is another great idea, rather than building new large structures because NB already seems to have the right rustic dense feel to benefit from more of the same type of development. Also, REGIONAL coordination in planning between NB and particularly FR would be a huge plus, with both cities cooperating and one deciding to pursue one sort of industry or economy and the other pursuing something else. This would be politically hard to sell to some as they think the cities perhaps should be competing, but I think in the long term people will see that it is beneficial to regionally coordinate. Say, keep industry in FR (manufacturing etc) and turn NB into a shopping mecca and port. just as an example, not necessarily the ideal strategy I would pursue. The fact that it is less than an hour from Boston could also be good in that NB could capitalize on offering something Boston CANNOT - i.e. scenic shores and a quiet getaway yet with city amenities a block away. I don't know what the area is like per se but the pictures make it look as though there are at least SOME scenic coastal areas there, so people from the Boston area may be drawn there for a day trip to just stroll around and get out of the city to relax, especially if they want to do so while keeping urban conveniences nearby (NB's downtown). Just some ideas. Also, Portsmouth is less than an hour from Boston, and it seems to be doing well, however it has no other large city to its north like NB does to its south (other than portland which is too far away and too small to really efffect portsmouth).

Patrick
01-21-2010, 11:57 AM
also the university growth you mentioned should be a HUGE boon to the NB economy. College students and the culture they bring are as good as artists if not better. boutiques, shops, pubs, art galleries, museums, all of these things would, in theory at least, increase with a large university presence. of course, it depends on the type of students attending, but usually I notice positive effects in university towns.

Also, I can't overstate how important I think the following are: TREEEES!!!!! NB (and all cities) could really benefit from the installation of large elms on either side of its many streets, strategically planted to frame the avenues and provide shade to visitors as they stroll about. Trees really re-energize a place. are there many in town now?

Lrfox
03-07-2010, 06:44 PM
Fall River, MA:

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy139/jfoahs04/Fall%20River/FallRiverPano3.jpg

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy139/jfoahs04/Fall%20River/FallRiverPano1.jpg

Patrick
03-07-2010, 07:04 PM
Nice photo. Where is the city though?

Boston02124
03-07-2010, 07:47 PM
very nice^ I have to get back to this thread I have lots of cities and towns I've yet to post!

Lrfox
03-07-2010, 09:38 PM
Nice photo. Where is the city though?

NOT a good view of the city. It's a good view of the bridge (and the Mt. Hope Bridge in the distance). Downtown Fall River is centered right over the entrance to the bridge on the left hand side of the photos. The Point Gloria tower and the darkness block the view.

Boston02124
03-09-2010, 09:09 PM
Today some of the Hingham ship yard http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/246-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/247-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/248-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/249-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/250-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/251-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/252-3.jpg will they ever finnish this bridge? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/241-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/253-4.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
03-09-2010, 11:34 PM
Barf.

Boston02124
03-10-2010, 08:10 AM
agree^was not impressed with any of this!

Lrfox
03-10-2010, 09:26 AM
95% of people in Hingham will think that's wonderful or just won't care.

It is, of course, complete garbage.

vanshnookenraggen
03-10-2010, 10:24 AM
These are the same people who held up the Greenbush commuter rail line over that damed tunnel. They deserve garbage.
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Boston02124
03-10-2010, 09:19 PM
today a quick zip thru Providence http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/288-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/291-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/294-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/296-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/297-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/298-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/299-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/300-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/301-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/302-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/303-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/305-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/306-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/307-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/308-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/309-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/310-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/311-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/312-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/313-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/314-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/315-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/316-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/317-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/318-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/319-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/320-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/321-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/322-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/323-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/324-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/325-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/326-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/327-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/328-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/348-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/347-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/346-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/343-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/342-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/341.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/340-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/339-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/338-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/337-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/336-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/335-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/334-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/333.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/332-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/331-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/329-1.jpg Pawtucket RI drive-by http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/349-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/350.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/351.jpg

DZH22
03-10-2010, 11:29 PM
Nice, there are no new Providence pics ANYWHERE until today, finally! It's cool to see the new buildings in downtown, I haven't been down there in forever.

blade_bltz
03-11-2010, 01:24 AM
These are the same people who held up the Greenbush commuter rail line over that damed tunnel. They deserve garbage.
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Wow, I just checked out this tunnel thing on google maps, and was shocked to see no "Hingham Center" station icon to be found. I thought it must have been a mistake, but the MBTA website shows there is in fact no stop there. WTF. Gmaps shows a Station St. and a freakin salon called Station 27, presumably located in the old station house. How NIMBY can these people be?!??!

Lrfox
03-11-2010, 08:44 AM
Thanks for the Prov. Pics. I was there a few days ago playing with my DSLR. I'll post those pics soon. I LOVE Providence.

Boston02124
03-11-2010, 08:52 AM
Me too! Was Providence once poised to become bigger than Boston/Mass.,nicer statehouse taller buildings pre 1950 ect






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boston02116
03-11-2010, 12:28 PM
Great Pics. Thanks for sharing them.

SHAZBAT73
03-11-2010, 09:45 PM
Nice to see pics of Providence with all of it's new additions. Thanks for the update!

Boston02124
03-12-2010, 11:59 AM
Thanks^^^ just got back from Easton Mass,will post later,beautiful town

Boston02124
03-19-2010, 09:23 PM
Dam forgot I did'nt post Easton yet! In away it's good I was back in Providence again today! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/157.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/158.jpg I always seem to be here around noon on a very sunny day,kind of bright for pixs. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/159.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/161.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/162.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/1644.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/163.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/165.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/167.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/168.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/170.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/172-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/173-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/174-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n n80/boston02124/boston%202010/175-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/176-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/181-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/183-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/184-1.jpg The Arcade building entrance http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/185-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/186-1.jpg double mansard? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/187-1.jpg I like this building http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/188.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/189.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/190-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/191-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/192.jpg Hmm never been up there before! >http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/193.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/194.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/195-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/196.jpg should of pull in for a better pix! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/197.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/198.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/199.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/200.jpg nice campus! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/201.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/202.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/203.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/204.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/205.jpg finally found the Roger Williams Park http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/206.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/208-1.jpg I've seen this pix before,now I know where it's at lol! Nice spot! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/209-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/210-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/211-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/212-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/213-1.jpg whole new skyline on the right ,built in the last 10 years? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/215-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/216-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/217.jpgthats it!

Corey
03-20-2010, 09:11 AM
Nice Providence shots again! I really would like to get down there someday. From what I understand it's not too far away.

Lrfox
03-20-2010, 09:14 AM
I'm typing with a hangover right now. I was in Providence last night for some of the March Madness (they're hosting a bunch of the games) and it's like being in the French Quarter. People are roaming the streets with beers and bars are hosting block parties. If you can get to Providence this weekend, you're going to have a good time (just don't expect a hotel room).

Boston02124
03-24-2010, 08:34 PM
which would you like to see next? Easton http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/252-4.jpg (http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/?action=view&current=252-4.jpg) or Newport? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/25235_1367514980680_1015843970_1074.jpg (http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%202010/?action=view&current=25235_1367514980680_1015843970_1074.jpg)

vanshnookenraggen
03-24-2010, 09:59 PM
Um.. Easton. I expect amazing buildings in Newport, but that Easton shot gets my curiosity up.

Ron Newman
03-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Ditto. Easton is unfamiliar to me, while there are thousands of photos of Newport all over the web.

Boston02124
06-05-2010, 12:04 AM
and yet again I'm in Providence! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/410-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/411-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/412.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/4111.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/413-1.jpg some day I need to walk around this city and take some real pixs! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/415-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/416-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/417-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/419-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/420-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/421-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/423-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/425-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/426.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/427-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/428.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/429-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/430-1.jpg

Boston02124
07-09-2010, 08:34 PM
Watertown Ma. one side http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/160-1.jpg other side http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/161-1.jpg 2 other recent additions to the sq. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/159-1.jpg did'nt get a good pix but this was about it,unsure what this is?http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/158-1.jpg

Ron Newman
07-10-2010, 08:27 PM
I'm not too fond of those new apartment towers in Providence. They look like they belong in Charles River Park. Maybe they look better in real life than in these photos?

Lrfox
07-11-2010, 06:34 AM
^Not really. The architecture is sort of cheap looking and they don't do much with the street around them (Exchange) which actually has a large surface lot (at a lower grade) across the street. Not wonderful.

The towers are sort of unique in that they were designed to align with the large, round basin of the Waterplace park/riverwalk. They are VERY cool from that perspective as they sit right on the walkway/ stage area there. Great for the Waterfires.

*edit*

Is that a Wild Willy's in Watertown? Yuck. That's one of the most gawdawful burger places I've ever been in my life. I don't know how they survive.

DZH22
07-12-2010, 12:31 AM
Took an impromptu roadtrip out to Chicago, many more pictures await. Here's some Hartford. Let's just say that being the passenger while stuck in traffic = major luckout picture-wise!

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Buzzzzzzz/sub/IMG_5425.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Buzzzzzzz/sub/IMG_5426.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Buzzzzzzz/sub/IMG_5428.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Buzzzzzzz/sub/IMG_5430.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Buzzzzzzz/sub/IMG_5432.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Buzzzzzzz/sub/IMG_5433.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Buzzzzzzz/sub/IMG_5437.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Buzzzzzzz/sub/IMG_5440.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Buzzzzzzz/sub/IMG_5452.jpg

Patrick
07-12-2010, 12:22 PM
Nice. On a road trip to Long Island, I had the same good luck, but unfortunately the camera wasn't as good as I would have liked, and most if not all of the pictures came out blurry due to the time of day. Can't wait for the rest!

Boston02124
07-15-2010, 10:21 PM
funny I was in Hartford/Waterbury yesterday and took almost the excat same pixs! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/236-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/238.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/240-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/241-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/243-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/244-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/245-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/246-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/247-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/249-1.jpg Waterbury Conn. http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/250-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/252-2.jpg dam rain! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/258-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/260-1.jpg Beacon Falls Conn.http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/262-2.jpg my destination! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/264-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/265.jpg that was about it! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/266-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/267-2.jpg Beacon Falls again, Waterbury again http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/271-2.jpg that clock tower was tall,I was on a bridge or high overpass? http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/272-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/273-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/274-2.jpg Timex musuem http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/275-1.jpg took this from far away unsure what city,but nice Gothic skyline! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/276-1.jpg back thru Hartford and the same pixs DHZ22 took! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/278-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/279-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/280-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/281.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/283-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/284-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/286-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/287-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/288.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/289-1.jpg the sky was cool despite the rain http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/290-2.jpg see yah later Hartford http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/292-2.jpg back home! http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/tampa%20fla/298.jpg

Patrick
07-15-2010, 10:53 PM
awesome, thanks!

czsz
07-15-2010, 11:06 PM
Waterbury is an interesting city. Seems underrated, but maybe that's just because I've only ever seen it from the highway and the highway cuts straight through downtown (must have been pretty devastating for downtown when it happened).

FLAindy
07-16-2010, 03:20 PM
Agreed. Waterbury is one of the more interesting cities in CT. The architecture is more interesting (read:old) than most of the suburbs around Hartford.

Boston02124
07-27-2010, 04:04 PM
took these awhile ago! Easton Mass.http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/213-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/214-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/215-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/216-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/217-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/218-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/224-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/226-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/227-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/229-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/231-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/233-5.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/234-4.jpg town hall http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/235-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/236-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/237-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/238-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/240-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/241-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/242-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/243-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/244-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/245-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/246-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/247-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/248-5.jpg[/IMG [IMG]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/249-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/250-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/251-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/252-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/253-5.jpg downtown http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/254-3.jpg old farm http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/270-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/272-2.jpg college area http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/275-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/276-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/277-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/278-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/279-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/280-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/281-3.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/283-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/284-1.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/286-2.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/288-4.jpg http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/boston02124/boston%20skyline/289-1.jpg

Ron Newman
07-27-2010, 04:59 PM
What college is in that last set of photos?

kmp1284
07-27-2010, 06:42 PM
^^^ Ever hear of Google, or Yahoo, or the concept of a search engine in general?

Ron Newman
07-27-2010, 06:49 PM
No. Can you tell us more about these, and especially how to use them to look up the geolocation of photos?

czsz
07-27-2010, 07:12 PM
OMG, is that sarcasm, from Ron?

It's Stonehill College. I figured it out by looking at the signs in the photos though, not through Google.

Ron Newman
07-27-2010, 07:46 PM
OK thanks. I may have missed the signs (or not blown the photos up enough to see them).

Boston02124
07-27-2010, 08:21 PM
sorry should have posted the name of the school! but then again I got 5 post's lol!

DZH22
07-30-2010, 05:18 PM
Providence 7/29 Took a bunch, here's a few.

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5689.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5859.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5760.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5687.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5699.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5795.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5723.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5883.jpg

DZH22
07-31-2010, 10:18 AM
More Providence

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5844.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5838.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5891.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5806.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5722.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5794.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5785.jpg

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/DZH22/Providence%20July%202010/Prelim/IMG_5825.jpg

BostonUrbEx
07-31-2010, 02:13 PM
Excellent pictures of Providence. I honestly didn't think it was even half as nice as these pictures make it out to be. I always have this impression of an old run down, inactive city. But then again, I haven't been there much.

czsz
07-31-2010, 03:40 PM
It can feel a little empty at times, especially the downtown area (sorry, "Downcity" as the Providencers say) but it definitely doesn't feel run down anywhere near the downtown core or the main eating/shopping neighborhoods like College Hill, Federal Hill, or Fox Point.

I'd go so far as to say it might be the most densely-populated, pedestrian-friendly independent (as opposed to attached to another immediate metro) city of its size in the US.

Ron Newman
07-31-2010, 09:58 PM
Providence is lovely. To see it at its liveliest, visit during a Waterfire (http://waterfire.org/) event.