somerville puddle just after sunset

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    nearly every street in somerville looks like this - rows of densly packed, simple, wooden multi-family houses from 1890-1920. This is how we fit 77,478 people into less than 4 square miles (making Somerville the 5th densist city in America).

    Steinle, melissa lawson, Cavutto, and 31 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Leela.a 92 months ago | reply

      Awesome, Matt!

    2. Bill from Boston 92 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot! My street looks just like this!

    3. fuffer 92 months ago | reply

      Wow, gorgeous!
      Hooray for density!

    4. ksvrbrg 92 months ago | reply

      what a fantastic picture, very nice

    5. turbopascual 92 months ago | reply

      Love it! Is this Woody's point of view?

    6. sandcastlematt 92 months ago | reply

      thanks everyone! I suppose there's a big mismatch between the caption (the photo i was trying to take) and what seems to have caught your attention in the photo. For balance, next time I see a long puddle reflecting a full block of Somerville multi-families, i'll have to caption it with something about how cool lightstreams are. ;-)

      Stephan: can you believe that I actually desaturated this, significantly, before upload? The light was fantastic.

      Fuffer: love to see that Somerville spirit - didn't you always know we were denser than those know-it-all Cantabrigians?! We're not far behind NYC in fact.

      Turbo: Thanks; yes, I suppose this is Woody's view on the world, if he was crouched down a little bit...

    7. christaki 92 months ago | reply

      Terrific shot Matt. Took me a while to realize the perspective you took this from.

    8. aurelien_itsme 92 months ago | reply

      Magnifique ... j'adore !

    9. kahala 91 months ago | reply

      The details are incredibly crisp! It's beautiful.

    10. racingsquirrel 91 months ago | reply

      The little digital cameras in auto, they like to bump up the sensitivities in the night shooting, boost the colours and the contrast. I have had to do the same with some photos.

    11. katmeresin 91 months ago | reply

      A perspective I don't see every day. Rich colors, nice.

    12. Isco72 90 months ago | reply

      Uno scatto eccellente!

    13. Marcfoto 87 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot! Looks like a giant canyon

    14. WBUR 85 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Listener Photo Project, WBUR, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    15. Gooooder 85 months ago | reply

      awesome shot

    16. erikbetti 83 months ago | reply

      that's a great shot! props that it's only a few blocks from where i live ... :)

      the joys of crappy plaster and lath ...

    17. Cavutto 77 months ago | reply

      I'll be moving to Somerville in 2 weeks. :)

    18. spun.awake 70 months ago | reply

      this photo is beautiful.

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