Without fail, each time we spend more than a day in another place, I have the desire to move there.
I try not to spend too much time in the Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda neighborhood, but sometimes you end up there
Ranking up there with fried clams, frappes, bubblers, blinkers, and clickers, a sighting of a Bathtub Mary is very Massachusetts.
The Virgin Mary in her grotto, as seen in a side yard in Hudson, MA.
Back when we were dating, my husband and I first went to the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles show. We spent
Philadelphia Zoo, July 2015.
A great thing about living next to Concord (Massachusetts) is nonchalantly getting to take out-of-town visitors – with literary inclinations
We made the trek south for the annual Plymouth Thanksgiving parade. It was freezing and we got there way too early, but once it got underway it was worth the wait and cold. Photos of our summer trip to Plimoth Plantation are here.
Elemental Iceland from Stian Rekdal on Vimeo. ~ 40,000 timelapsed images of Iceland. If money were no object this would be the ultimate vacation (with a quick stop over in Tokyo, while I’m travel fantasizing). Found at Laughing Squid.
RIO from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo. ~ Fantastic timelapse of Rio de Janeiro.
In Morocco – 2013 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo. ~ Like a dream. Beautiful.
Grand Hyatt Lobby, E 42nd in NYC
Some out of state friends came to stay with us for five days and we became unofficial tour guides of Massachusetts, visiting the Freedom Trail and its nearby attractions, Harvard, MIT, the New England Aquarium, Crane Beach in Ipswich, taking a Duck Tour, and a trip to Plymouth to see Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II. Having grown up in Plymouth, it was weirdly delightful to show it off. The most troubling part of being a tour guide in a very historic place? Realizing I knew more about how to deep fry Coke (having lived in Texas for a bit) than the history of my state. Oh the shame. Related articles Mayflower II returns to Plymouth after extensive repairs (wcvb.com)
Navigation Bell Buoy, Maine. Why can’t I see these without thinking of Jaws? Related articles Narragansett Beer Reintroduces ‘Jaws’ Beer
NIGHTVISION from Luke Shepard on Vimeo. ~ Illuminated architectural hyperlapse. Oh my. See Luke Shepard’s website for list of buildings by location.
~ I didn’t even realize there were tides on the Thames and a beach could exist. Great story.
I spent the weekend in Boston as a tourist for the first time. We cashed in hotel points from years of work-related travel and hunkered down at a Hyatt Regency with the kids. Because temperatures were in the 90s and the humidity was obscenely high, most of the weekend was spent with fountain-soaked children in both Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden when not in the hotel pool. As much as I like the small town we are currently living in, the weekend proved that I would quickly leave it behind for the city if money and a quality public school permitted. I was reminded of just what an international city Boston is, with people from all over the world vacationing, studying, and living there. There is an undeniable pulse that you can’t find in the country (in addition to certain smells) and I want to make sure my family is exposed to it regularly, not just the occasional
The Clam Box, Ipswich, MA
Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine
Adrift from Simon Christen on Vimeo. ~ I was fortunate enough to spend time in Marin with my family, watching the fog roll in over the hills and wanting to stay there forever. And then I remembered the cost of real estate and the local parental fad of withholding common childhood immunizations and knew it was not meant to be.
Boston Children’s Museum climbing structure
~ I don’t know why, but I’ve always been attracted to all things abandoned. This would be a fantastic place to explore. Found at Laughing Squid.
The New England Aquarium
The Originals from Dave otto on Vimeo. ~ Once again I’m a sucker for tilt shift. I also have a weakness for surfing videos since my irrational fear of sharks keeps me out of the ocean past my knees.