Let's take a stroll on the banks of the River Charles.
Cambridge is on the other side of the river. The first photo shows residences overlooking the river. The second photo shows the dome of an MIT building. In the background is a snippet of the Necco Candy company silo. These are the folks who make all kinds of good candy including Necco Wafers, Conversation hearts and more. The stone bridge provides a means of egress between Boston and Cambridge.
Boston's Fourth of July party site is the Hatch Shell. The Boston Pop Orchestra has provided a concert for all before the fireworks are sent skyward. The longtime conductor of the Pops was Arthur Fiedler. Here we see a statue of him watching over the activities at the Shell.
What would a river be without boats? Sailboats line up in wait to be taken out onto the river to teach people the basics of sailing. The boathouse has unique stone tiles adorning it. The Charles River is home to the annual "Head of the Charles" crew races. The ducks that accompany this lone shell shy away on race day.
There are many trees lining the banks of the river proving shade and beauty for all visitors.
Tall buildings in Boston's Back Bay can be seen from the river front, from the mirror-like glass on the Hancock tower to the grid composing he exterior of the Prudential tower. An an interesting cable reel on one of the cranes involved in the Big Dig.
©2002,2006 John Simakauskas