Prowling my world, camera in hand

5 June 2010

Week 20: first days in Boston

Filed under: — Administrator @ 09:21

The big event of the week was flying to Boston on Friday morning to begin a 10-day trip to the US, my first visit there in 6 years.

Departure lounge at Madrid airport. This is the kind of screen every traveller likes to see:


Alternate 1
Once landed in Boston Friday afternoon, we checked into our hotel, freshened up a bit and set out for a walk. The business district was pretty dead at 6 p.m., but there was this bit of urban fauna:

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Looking curiously at me:

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But in the end, the garbage is more interesting:

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The target of our walk was the famous Union Oyster restaurant, supposedly the oldest in the US. The place was crowded, so we had to wait in the bar for a table. The ambiance was better than the food:

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Saturday was basically a day off. I went out on my own to explore Cambridge. I started by taking the T to Harvard Square and took a walk around the Harvard campus, meeting this cheerful señorita in the process:

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My breakfast consisted of a salmon/wasabi bagel on Harvard Square. A nice combination:

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A small visitor to my table:

I continued my walk around Cambridge, looking at amusing signs and street details.

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This is actually a side door of a church:

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A Cambridge street:

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An ebay deal gone sour:

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Back on the Boston side:

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My daughter had given me a long shopping list of various vegan foods, and so I went to this Whole Foods Market to look for them. On the way in, I was amused by this scene:

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On the way back to the hotel I ran into a rally for transgender rights outside Boston Common:

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Not just young and pretty people, either:

Alternate 16
On Saturday evening, the first working engagement, a reception at the federal courthouse offered by a California intellectual property law firm. Our delegation was in Boston to attend the International Trademark Association annual meeting, and such receptions would be a big part of the coming week:


  1. I love the padlock in alt-8. Good set! thanks Nathan.

    Comment by Jez — 5 June 2010 @ 16:50

  2. and we have only reached day 2!

    the joys of getting-to-know cities elsewhere continues.

    the colours are rich and full. in what are your now processing, nathan?


    Comment by bruce — 6 June 2010 @ 11:08

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