In Boston the Night Comes Down

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    “Boston is not a small New York, as they say a child is not a small adult but is, rather, a specially organized small creature with its small-creature's temperature, balance, and distribution of fat. In Boston there is an utter absence of that wild electric beauty of New York, of the marvelous, excited rush of people in taxicabs at twilight, of the great Avenues and Streets, the restaurants, theatres, bars, hotels, delicatessens, shops. In Boston the night comes down with an incredibly heavy, small-town finality. The cows come home; the chickens go to roost; the meadow is dark. Nearly every Bostonian is in his house or in someone else's house, dining at the home board, enjoying domestic and social privacy.”
    Elizabeth Hardwick

    The Boston skyline as shot during sunset on a friend's rooftop.

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    leeander, misspeach1084, WorldFlickr, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. lewishamdreamer 106 months ago | reply

      I always love your mixture of images and words. Here it's particularly effective. It's a beautiful and surprisingly moving shot too.

    2. B Tal 106 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the kind words lewishamdreamer. I think adding the quotes of others adds a different context and feel to some of the things I shoot. It allows me to suggest to people how I perceive the shot I've taken without being so direct. It leaves some room for even more interpretation from the viewer sometimes and provides another avenue for others to make their own context on things.

    3. Todd Kravos 94 months ago | reply

      Hello - I wanted to let you know that I've used this image on my photostream With attribution, of course - CC license and all. I hope that's cool with you. Thought you'd like to know either way.

      Can't wait to visit Boston!

    4. WorldFlickr 92 months ago | reply

      Hi, I am an admin for a group called Landmarks around the world, and I discovered this great shot in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, United States. We love to have your photo added to the group.

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