Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Retro style

I've started accumulate a collection of old film cameras as I pick them up at yard sales for short money.

Rollei 35

Miranda Auto Sensorex EE

Monday, October 20, 2008

Madonna in concert

My wife got us some tickets for the Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour concert in Boston on Thursday.

Nine of us shared a suite with a great view of the stage. She kept the Garden at 85 degrees, and wouldn't allow any TVs on before the game, but other than that, lots of fun.

Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour 2008

Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour 2008-5

Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour 2008-13

Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour 2008-17

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Charles River Dams

I took Columbus Day off to go to some local dams that I found by browsing Google Maps.

Moody Street Dam, Waltham, MA

Watertown Dam, Watertown, MA

Bleachery Dam, Waltham, MA

These are all on the Charles River in Waltham and Watertown, MA.

At one point there were 32 dams on the Charles, with diversions to power the mills that lined the river. This was the birthplace of the automated textile industry, and the proving grounds for mills that were setup in Lowell, Lawrence, and other New England towns.

They don't power anything anymore, and are part of the DCR Riverwalk park system.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

illuminaleBoston 2008

Boston hosted a lighting event for 5 days where 9 buildings and bridges were lit using "sustainable lighting". I met up with several people from Flickr.

Some of the displays were interesting, and I've never seen so many tripods and dSLRs in Boston.

Customs House Tower

Northern Avenue Bridge