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Old 02-07-2018, 01:22 PM   #581
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in 5 or 6 years, it's should be a great angle to the city-

especially if we get those tweaks over towards Kenmore.

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Old 02-07-2018, 04:17 PM   #582
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CSTH, those 2 pictures are really amazing! Did you take them yourself? Were you in a helicopter?
Friend of mine went on a sightseeing flight for his birthday
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:25 PM   #583
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Do you mind if I repost them on SSC? I also found them in their original links so I can credit you. (or not and just say from flickr)
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:36 PM   #584
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Thanks for asking.

Please re-host them on your own account (flickr or elsewhere) and then feel free to re-post.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:47 PM   #585
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Please re-host them on your own account (flickr or elsewhere) and then feel free to re-post.
Thanks will do!
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:46 PM   #586
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Found these on flickr. This guy has quite a few amazing pictures here!

DJI_0181 by Jeff Murat, on Flickr

DJI_0263 by Jeff Murat, on Flickr

DJI_0256 by Jeff Murat, on Flickr
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:50 PM   #587
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:06 PM   #588
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Neat shot. I'm still convinced that the Devonshire must be AT LEAST 400'.

Also, that reminds me, I just found this good one of Back Bay.

The Sun sets on Boston by Nick Gillham, on Flickr
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:39 PM   #589
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Boston by Tim Fitzwater, on Flickr
Every time I see these shots I wonder what if we didnt fill in the south bay. Would have been pretty cool and I wonder what bridge 93 would have had over it as well. Maybe a tobin type, brooklyn, zakim.... who knows. I also kinda wish we built a bridge vs tunnell over the harbor so eastie could walk/bike over to the city. Would have been tough with logan but where theres a will theres a way, I also dont think logan even existed when they filled in the south bay anyways. But all thats neither here nor there, just things to ponder.

Iv also messed around in paint to show how the back bay if slanted could have lined up with the rest of the grid and made boston much more of a gridded city and way more navigable. The back bay grid if built at a different angle would have lined up with the old grid and we would have had basically a gridded city but not a "perfect" grid like ny so still would have had boston flavor to it still, but not the tangled mess we have now. A non filled in south bay with a cool bridge on 93, a street grid, and a bridge from southie to eastie would have been a very different city. Ill post the city grid some day its not saved so Ill have to make it again.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:50 PM   #590
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[IMG]28070893_10214867322026285_5969851429533958191_o by chris wissmuller, on Flickr[/IMG]maybe a cheat to call this an aerial, but...
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:11 PM   #592
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This site has a bunch of old aerials from the 1920's. Some truly amazing stuff:
http://www.vintag.es/2016/04/boston-...ng-aerial.html
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:56 PM   #593
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^ Nice one. I found a couple of shots of my neighborhood, about a decade before our home was built.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:51 PM   #594
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Yes, nice find. Longwood Towers in this one. Funny, but I never really thought of these as legitimately oldish buildings. I always assumed they were faux pretentious, relatively new (maybe early 80's) construction for wannabe aristocrats.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:48 PM   #595
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It's a real kick in the teeth to see just how much was lost through the years. The downtown looked so much fuller before the highway tore through it.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dhbQC-4L3...52816%2529.jpg
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:01 PM   #596
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Amazing how flat the business district is. Really accentuates the Customs House.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:38 PM   #599
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888 Boylston actually looks decent from those pictures. Also that 3rd pic makes Boston look yuuge.
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Wow, very "paintily" as my high school art teacher would say. It absolutely looks like an impressionist painting. Nice!
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