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New toy picspam - The Phantom Librarian
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fernwithy
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New toy picspam
Chapter Thirty-One ("Living Memory," aka, Harry-in-the-fireplace) of Shifts is up at SQ.

Anyway, I just spent my federal tax rebate and got a spiffy digital camera (Canon PowerShot A95, thanks!). So I must do picspam.

Billboard:



Outside Fenway Park. The red banners are World Championships. You can see 2004 at the very end. After many non-championship years.


Doesn't Kenmore Square look stupid without a T station in the middle of the street?


Looking toward Copley Square from Kenmore Square. The darker of the two skyscrapers is the Hancock Tower, the lighter is the Prudential Center.


Practicing with my zoom. The goose was cooling down in the middle of a pond.


Here's my Firebolt, won from the Quill in the Forbidden Forest contest, hanging in my living room.


And here's the place I write to you all from. You can see leelastarsky's art on my computer desktop, if you squint around the sun glare...


Is there anything in Boston or vicinity that you'd like to see a picture of? (Nothing that will identify where exactly I am, obviously.) I'll see if I can get it, and do a requested-picspam post in a week or so.
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straussmonster From: straussmonster Date: April 30th, 2005 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I would love to see the ducky statues from Make Way for Ducklings, myself.

(I know, everyone's seen them, but still...)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 30th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
In the Public Garden... that's easy. :)
sue_parsons From: sue_parsons Date: April 30th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks for the visuals!

It's always fun to see an online friend's environment, and you gave us inside and outside shots - even better! I find it fascinating, especially, to get a view of others' workstations. It's a blast to look at all of the stuff we pile around our computers. And every one of the pics of computer desks I have seen has included at least one item of drinkage, usually more. Yours was no exception to that rule.

Raise your hand if you have ever destroyed a keyboard by spilling your drink all over it! *Raises hand guiltily* Of course, I was lucky enough to just step into the next room and abscond with my son's.

Well, he WAS away for the day.....
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 30th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thanks for the visuals!

Raise your hand if you have ever destroyed a keyboard by spilling your drink all over it!
I'll see your keyboard and raise you a motherboard. Drink tipped over and splashed, and went through the air vents on the side of my machine!
beaustylo From: beaustylo Date: April 30th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Could you take a picture of Harvard? My sister goes to school there.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 30th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Harvard's huge--any particular thing you want to see about it? (I never mind a trip up there, though, so happy to go snap what you'd like.)
ashtur From: ashtur Date: April 30th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm a sucker for the old Sailing ships... any chance of the USS Constitution?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 30th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, totally. Easy access. Unless there's some weird security measure, but I doubt it. This is shaping up to be an amusing tour. :)
castaliae From: castaliae Date: April 30th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
An old looking street. (Boston should have plently of those.)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 30th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
There's a perfect one on the way to Old Ironsides.
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 30th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, old home. I'll grab it after the Harvard pics, then go have lunch at Nick's.
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sannalim From: sannalim Date: April 30th, 2005 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, you mean I can't ask for the facade of the library you work in? Darn, and I was hoping to make it a bit easier on myself to stalx you next time I happen to be in the Boston area....
sue_parsons From: sue_parsons Date: April 30th, 2005 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)
HEH HEH HEH
maple_clef From: maple_clef Date: April 30th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Hurrah for new toys! (I've just purchased a shiny new digital camera too :D)

Does Boston have a waterfront area? Preferably with historical buildings?! I've been reading an excellent book on, er, Cod ("a biography of the fish that changed the world"!) which mentions Boston in the context of the fishing industry. I was wondering whether the legacy of that can still be seen today?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 30th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know the book. :)

We have a waterfront area. Much of it has been cleaned up and modernized in recent years (the Harbor had gotten really bad) but I could certainly go down to Rowe's Wharf and see what I could see.
rikibeth From: rikibeth Date: April 30th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can you go to 189 Chiswick Road in Brighton and get a picture? It was my gradmother's house. I'm homesick.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 1st, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely. Actually, that's walking distance... sounds like a good short-term goal for the afternoon. :)
anna_fredricka From: anna_fredricka Date: May 1st, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
How about that house of your dreams you were talking about a while back? Of course, with no street numbers or names etc. Or, maybe just a chunk of that house? Sounded amazing!

I LOVE huge old houses. There was a limestone monstrosity I passed in Louisville once. Sigh. three stories with balconies and a lovely plot of land. In a nice neighborhood near a park where they did Shakespeare plays every summer. Just the thing for a family of six. (wishes very hard to be rich)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 1st, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
That'll have to wait for a nice day for walking--it's quite a ways from a T stop. But yeah, I'll go back.
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