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I was in Boston visiting my sister from Jul 1-6, here are some of the pics.

People, people, people.

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They recently finished cleaning the white facade here.

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Pigeons, pigeons, pigeons.

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Call the cops.

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Stata center is comlpete

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Standing room only

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EXCELLENT shots, thanks for sharing! I think those pigeon crap covered cherubs will be cleaned shortly, if they haven't been already. The city is scrubbing itself up for the Convention.

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They are definitely sprucing up. Repaved Boylston Beacon and cambridge streets, no lane lines though. Lots of flowers and banners around town.

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If you had a picture simular that first one from 50 years ago everyone would have a hat on. Great stuff! I hope you enjoyed the city! :)

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Excellent pictures! I love street scenes, it shows how vibrant a city is! :) Boston in all of it's glory!

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If these photos are not amazing, then someone please tell me what they are... Incredible eye for detail and amazing angles. Thanks for posting your outstanding Boston pics, Flash!!!

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AMAZING PICTURES! Boston is such a beautiful city. It has been awhile since I've been there. I'm looking forward to seeing more photos.

The Stata Center, I read an article on it a few months ago and I forgot what it was for. Can you reinform me?

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Oh yeah. That's the juice....into the "guts" of a city, living and breathing.

I like the pic with the older facades and the parking neon (juxtaposed). BTW Is it just a facade ATM - it's so "washing-detergent" white! ;)

Cheers Flash :)

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The brick clock tower is in Cambridge's Kendall Square, as are the three photos following. The four photos after the Stata Center pictures are of other parts of MIT, also in Cambridge.

And the walkway along the river is in Cambridge, alongside MIT.

I love the black-and-white photo, and the one with the Pru and Hancock framed by round openings in an iron fence.

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I want to go to Boston so bad my extremeties are tingling.

What's the story with the crazy Bostonians meandering down the middle of the street? Is that normal? They don't even look interested in the sidewalk...just walking along with the cars.

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I want to go to Boston so bad my extremeties are tingling.

What's the story with the crazy Bostonians meandering down the middle of the street? Is that normal? They don't even look interested in the sidewalk...just walking along with the cars.

I believe you may be referring to the pictures of Downtown Crossing (the first 7 pictures on this topic are from that area). Downtown Crossing is a limited-access area to automobiles. During most hours, only police, taxis, and loading trucks servicing the businesses located in that area are allowed through. Otherwise, it is strictly limited access, and there are many officers there to enforce that rule. They also set up blockades at most of the ends of the streets leading in to the crossing to prevent the stray automobile from meandering in to the crossing.

"Pedestrian Mall" is what I believe this type of area would be considered. The city has recently debated whether or not to continue the limited access to automobiles, but alas, that is a whole other topic. I hope they don't change it... I like it the way it is.

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