She was near the train station.


How do you do this with spray paint?

Red-haired woman | Freight Car Railroad Graffiti, Lowell MA
Red-haired woman | Freight Car Railroad Graffiti, Lowell MA
 

Freight railroad tracks
Lowell, MA

Celebration of Southeast Asian Culture in New England


One of the largest Southeast Asian River Festivals out of Asia happens every year in August on the Merrimack.

Lowell Southeast Asian River Festival - Music and Culture
Music and culture.
 

Lowell Southeast Asian River Festival - Boat Races.
The boat races – competitive (and controversial!)
 

Along the Merrimack River
Lowell MA

Wavy siding, smooth water


This beautiful building houses Boston’s Community Rowing.

Community Rowing, Boston MA
Community Rowing, Inc.
 

Keeping kids on the water and out of the way of grumpy old men like me is a good thing.

Along the Charles River
Nonantum Road
Boston (Brighton), MA

Every lunchtime bike ride needs one of these trucks


Along the Charles River Bike Path in Boston, in the park in Brighton, are a couple of ice cream trucks. Not only do they have popsicles and ice cream sandwiches and drumsticks… They have soft-serve ice cream cones!

Ice Cream Truck next to the Charles River Bike Path, Boston MA
Proof of the existence of the benevolent Flying Spaghetti Monster.
 

Herter Park
Soldiers Field Road next to the Charles River
Boston, MA

How not to lose your car in a parking lot


The important thing to know about this semi-camo car is that the gold flecks are very shiny.

Custom semi-camo car, Newton MA

 

Custom semi-camo car, Newton MA

 

Somewhere next to the Charles River Bike Path
Somewhere around Newton, MA

It takes hundreds and hundreds of volunteers every year…


This weekend is the 31st annual Lowell Folk Festival™.
And tonight was the annual orientation meeting for the hundreds of volunteers who handle recycling, music logging, transportation, backstage duties, donation collections, performer guides, swag sales, and more in preparation for over a hundred thousand visitors.

Lowell Folk Festival volunteers orientation meeting, Lowell MA

 

LNHP Headquarters
Downtown Lowell, MA

Kollege kids kan’t kount.


The order of these sailboats is the worst possible thing that has ever happened in Boston.

Boston University sail boats, Charles River, Boston MA
14, 15, 13, 16, 17, 18
 

Boston University
DeWolfe Boat House
Along the Charles River
Boston MA

Two ways to move.


A wicked nice summer afternoon for a bike ride, hot but not too muggy, nice breeze. And these kayaks were waiting for their absentee paddlers:

Kayaks for Rent, Charles River, Boston MA
Kayaks, Charles River
 

“Liar Liar! Hair on Fire!”   That’s the rhyme, right?

Person with hair on fire, tour bus, Harvard Square, Cambridge MA
Huh?
 

[1] Along the Charles River, Soldiers Field Road, Boston MA
[2] Mt Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

This is totally invisible to people in cars


On the way to the bike shop at lunchtime, I took this weird little tunnel detour:

Sacramento Street underpass, Somerville MA
The royal entryway.
 

Sacramento Street underpass, Somerville MA
Prehistoric critters trapped underground.
 

Sacramento Street underpass, Somerville MA
Somerville’s answer to “Fraggle Rock”?
 

Sacramento Street underpass, Somerville MA
Yikes, that’s a big rat!
 

Sacramento Street underpass, Somerville MA
Underground worker.
 

Sacramento Street underpass, Somerville MA
I dream of genie in a deep, dark cave.
 

Under the railroad tracks
Sacramento Street Pedestrian Underpass
Somerville, MA