Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Boston's bookstores

I can hate cities. I can be bored with them. But there are places that even in the worst city are still magical to me - bookstores. I came across two of such places in North End of Boston. One was open-air bookstore and the other one was around-the-corner. From the outside not very interesting, but inside they had plenty of books, old, new, in many languages... I could spend hours there...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Boston's Chinatown

One of interesting thing in the boring city of Boston is its Chinatown. Please see few pictures taken there with risk of life and camera...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Boston landscape

Having some more time to kill I started to look for a good spot to take a picture of Boston Skyline. Unfortunately weather wasn't favorable, but I found great spot. What I managed to get out from this session you can see below - it is not a spectacular view, but you can imagine how good is the spot if you have longer lens and better weather...maybe one day...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Union Oyster House

Getting recommendation to visit this nice place in Boston's North End I've decided to get there for lunch today. Place is located in strict city center and if you know the little trick you can even park your car for 1$ for one hour! (Trick itself is well described on the restaurant webpage and I confirm it works perfectly). Restaurant itself is claiming to be the oldest American Restaurant and was established in 1826. It's located on the even older street - Union street that is dated back to 1636! (Wow! I didn't know USA exists that long!) - you can read its history on the webpage, so I don't want to copy it here. Just go to this link.
I browsed quickly the menu and decided to go for "Ye Olde Seafood platter" (that contains fried fish, clams, oysters, shrimps and calamari). It wasn't cheap - 22.95 USD for such a plate is not a local regular price, but I decided to get there, so I had to pay for luxury. If you add a beer to this and tip it quickly gets to 35$. But if you see the platter, it doesn't look amazing:

It of course tastes quite well, but is very similar to what you can get in every british restaurant in UK. Nothing special. However to kill some more free time I decided to take few pics. Enjoy.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cape Cod

To kill some time in this boring area, I headed to Cape Cod on the weekend. I must say that in winter this is not very interesting area, just few lighthouses and beaches. Nothing else. But somehow I managed to take few pics...

it was a parking lot once, unfortunately ocean taken it all :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Boston and Lensbaby #3

So this is last part of my pics taken in Boston. Pics are taken near Quincy Market and in Italian district. I've used lensbaby and Canon 24-70/2.8 zoom. Enjoy!

The end of Boston. Cape Cod coming soon...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Boston and Lensbaby #2

Some more pics from Bo(ring)stone city ;) This time I've used not only 80mm, but also 50mm (with this funny aperture mechanism) lens. It should be obvious where is used which lens...

to be continued...