Friday, January 6, 2012
A shot of folks skiing on the common got us thinking. How many old photos of the park are out there?
A Boston Globe photo gallery of vintage skiing shots included a picture of a man, Richard Hardauas, pulling his son Travis up a hill while they were skiing on Boston Common in 1974, and a quick search of Boston Public Library resources pulled up this entire Flickr gallery of photos of the common from about 1860-1910. The photos stop there, however, which is where you come in. Show us you as a child, family photos, scenic shots, or collector's plates. If it happened in or near the Common or Boston Public Garden some time "back in the day," we want to see it. Click the green button to submit images, and, if you don't have a photo, feel free to share a story in the comments section of what visiting the Common was like in your younger days…
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The ducklings in the Public Garden are rooting for the Boston Bruins to win Game 7 tonight in Vancouver and bring home the Stanley Cup!
Thanks to Jerry Leonard for this great shot! If you have any pictures you think would make good Photos of the Day, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
One of the Public Garden's swans, and many of its ducks, enjoy a peaceful, mild afternoon.
Monday, December 13, 2010
A weekly look at some of the surprising things going on in your front yard.
Winter has arrived early in the Boston Public Garden but the ducks aren't scared away.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The Friends of the Public Garden is holding its annual invitation-only gala this Friday.
The Friends of the Public Garden is hosting its annual gala Friday night and this year the money raised will go toward the Boston Common Brewer Fountain renovation project. Usually called the Green and White Ball, the event has been renamed the "40th Anniversary Gala" this year and will be held at luxury hotel Taj Boston on Arlington St., right next to the Public Garden. The gala was inaugurated in 1996, said Elizabeth Vizza, executive director of the Friends of the Public Garden, an organization that partners with the City's Parks Department to maintain the Public Garden, the Common and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Over the course of the last six years "the proceeds from the Green and White Ball brought in $2 million," said …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This week: A rained-out Halloween party and the Common Cathedral convenes for Sunday Eucharist in front of the Brewer Fountain.
A look at some of the surprising things going on in your front yard.