Boston Afternoon Vista


Whether I’m lucky enough to be lounging in the bedroom as the sun goes down, or caught in the wave of commuters rushing home, late afternoon in Boston is one of my favorite times of the day. I’m not sure why – early mornings carry their quiet charm, and midnight walks hold their own enchantment, but something about the pause in the day, the light of the golden hour, and the illuminated buildings make it one of the more magical moments in a twenty-four hour trajectory.

Here, Trinity Church is lit up in all its amber-glowing splendor, backed by the building formerly known as the John Hancock Tower. (It’s called 200 Clarendon, now, I believe – which is neither better nor worse.) The juxtaposition of old and new is a telling mirror of Boston itself, and one of the reasons I love the city so much is this thrilling mash-up found around every corner.

If you examine the top left of the photos, you’ll also see the moon and an airplane cutting through the sky – another incongruous pairing, this time of timeless nature and modern-day technology, spinning around one another in dizzying contrast. That’s not just Boston – that’s the world. And that may be more food for thought than anyone can chew on an early morning like this.

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