Sunday, November 06, 2016

Visual Aids


Here are some photographs of places in Boston. After you look at them, I'll tell you why they're here.


Oriental Theater, exterior, Mattapan
[photo from Cinema Treasures and credited to Jeff Felder]


Oriental Theater, interior



 The silos, where they stored cocoa beans, at Baker's Chocolate in Dorchester.
[photo from Dorchester Athenaum]



  Gilbert Stuart elementary school, Dorchester (NOT Milton, as given on the photo)


 Library a half-block from the school, which can be glimpsed to the left
 (and also a police station at one time, which I just now learned!)
[photo from Pinterest, Rosanne Foley]



 The Elevated, shown here between Egleston and Green.
[photo by Joel Shanus, from TheElevated.org]


So, why have I shown you all of these things? Because they are all mentioned in my piece published in the Boston Herald today and I figured some visual aids would help in your enjoyment when you read it (which I trust you will now do, since I've shown you all of these groovy photos.)

Here's a link to the Boston Herald website! And I thank you for visiting both here and there.

Soon, with more better stuff.


5 comments:

The Broad said...

The library, primary school and corner of your high school all look remarkably like those I grew up with in Torrington, Connecticut!

messymimi said...

Hurricane Katrina took away a lot of the magic i grew up with. It's memorialized in a song called "Ain't Dere No More" by Benny Grunch.

Shammickite said...

That. my dear Jim, is an inspired article and I hope the faithful readers of the BH will appreciate it. We have all lost neighbourhoods that were magical to us. The house that my dad built and I grew up in is no longer there. BTW, nice to read something that is Clinton-and-Trump free.

It's.a.crazy.world said...

Ah, "progress" ~ thou art a spiteful bitch sometimes, lol.

Daryl said...

sweet