One place that I have not been back to since the start of the 2020 Pandemic has been the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. In particular, the world famous Harvard Square. On August 9th, I decided to take a quick trip out to Harvard Square to just take a look and see what the area was looking like these days.
As expected, it was fairly quiet. While there were still small groups of people wandering about -including a few select students on the grounds of Harvard University,- the Square had far more shuttered businesses than it did visitors. The walk around the Square took a mere 45 minutes.
Out of curiosity, I headed to another spot that would normally be populated with throngs of folks wandering about on a sunny Sunday morning: Davis Square in Somerville. Much like Harvard, Davis was also somewhat quiet. The good news about those who were out in both areas? Nearly everyone was wearing a mask. Hopefully that will continue and full life will return to both squares soon enough.
Just a few quick shots from an evening walk near Ell Pond in Melrose a few nights back. One of the truly great things about living where I do is that Ell Pond is only a few minutes’ walk away, and it is a spot that offers whoever is lucky enough to be there a bit of tranquility. And if the weather conditions are right, it offers up one hell of a lovely view.
May these photos bring you a few moments of peace, and may this blog post find you well. Be safe, everyone!
A little time off from work this holiday weekend allowed me the opportunity to take a day trip up to Northern New Hampshire and the White Mountains region. A quick 2.5 hour drive up early Thursday morning brought me to The Mount Washington Cog Railway , where a one-hour trip up the mountain brings passengers up to the summit, which offered some breathtaking views of the surrounding region.
Last weekend, I once again found myself heading into the city of Boston to observe and document familiar locations that have gone through some truly trying, surrealistic and often tragic times.
I’ll hold off on the social commentary and present instead a series of pictures of the downtown of a city that, like many others nationwide, have dealt with a double whammy of recent civil unrest alongside a months-long pandemic.
Be safe, everyone.