This relief sculpture was spotted and captured on a gravestone at Mount Wollaston Cemetery. It must have been a lot of work to remove the layer of Quincy Granite and sculpt the family name, READ. The surname also reminded me of Boston's Book Festival this weekend. Enjoy!
An intern from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) took time from installing a new exhibit to talk about Christopher Chiappa's installation. The design of these stools is based on the Weber grill. These whimsical works of art may be viewed individually or as one large relief. Each one has a name like Mr. T, Purple Cream, Perky Peach, Euro Disney and Fried Eggs and may be sat on!
You don't often hear bagpipe and drum at Pageant Field. I followed the music and was treated to an impromptu rehearsal at the Ruth Gordon Amphitheater. These young musicians were very good at their craft.
This 1900 colonial revival at 38 Bennington Street in South Quincy was home to granite workers when it was first built. Besides the front porch, I like the gambrel roof lines and the shingling details.
This 1887 classic single-family residence, with a fantastic wrap-around-porch, is located at 87 Grand View Avenue. It sold last January for $350,000. Workers have been very busy giving it a complete makeover to ready it for a "flip." After getting much needed TLC, it is on the market today for $799,000. Click HERE to see the before ... you'll barely recognize it.
Sumac leaves have begun to slow the chlorophyll production and turn up the display of their red pigments. I added some post processing to bring out the serrated edges. You can see the original image below.
This picturesque village by-the-sea is located along the southern shore of Prince Edward Island. The sky-blue house in the field of Queen Anne's Lace caught my eye. Prince Edward Island is a beautiful part of the world!
Hopefully that QDP "pause" was refreshing and I will have some new images for QDP. I spotted this hawk flying above Blacks Creek; I need some help identifying it. Is it a juvenile Gyrfalcon?
Happy Skywatch Friday!
This apartment building at 6 Gilson Road was recently turned into Whitey Bulger's 16-year hideaway in Southern California for the film, "Black Mass," which will be released in 2015. Johnny Depp stars as Whitey Bulger, the Boston-Irish crime boss and leader of the Winter Hill gang. (The apartment building was built in 1963, for my Thursday Old House followers.)