Monday, June 21, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Beantown


Ruby Tuesday brings us back to the preceding weekend. And of course, the useful Canon point-and -shoot is always nearby to capture moments and memories.

We were in Boston for the wedding of my nephew Steven to the beautiful and elegant Aiko, the look of young love so perfectly captured on this warm day. Love was truly in the air. The best ruby is in the glow of bride and groom as the cake is cut.

The reception at the Parris restaurant upstairs in the Quincy Market building at Faneuil Hall has a few rubies itself.

The sign above is reddish in hue, the eclectic ruby lighting a neat artistic effect to all attendees...



After the ceremony, many from the wedding party and guests decided to meet in the touristy part of Boston. So many restaurants and cafes in this old city, the couple who live in Boston and their local friends thought the Red Sky was the place.

Plenty of ruby on this modern building includes the lighting on their sign, the brick facade and the flowers in the boxes on the balconies of the apartments.

The cafe tables outdoors were a nice touch for the old-timers who were there. Boston is a hip place to live if you are young, and upon entering the restaurant I would say the demographic inside was undergraduate plus 2-3 years at the most.

However, outside us older-timers had a great time, talking with cousins and such we do not often see. The conversation was really fun, a nice wrap-up to a most excellent day...





Sunday was not planned, so Patti and I walked around this part of Boston for breakfast. We weren't interested in the few obvious places around the financial district such as DD and Starbucks - we looked and looked. We found this place on the waterfront, although it did not open for brunch until 10:00. Joe's-Waterfront offered very nice waterfront vistas, inside and out.

So the rubies are obvious, the sign and the red-white-blue bunting that lined the pier. Even in the heat and humidity, the briny breezes that wafted from the harbor were nice so we had our stuffed omelets with a side order of nice ambience. We could very easily get used to this...

The city is nice, the history and granite construction of our hotel was stunning, and it was accessible and convenient. The only and minor complaint is that cobblestone and broken (ruby) brick pavement gives a hard ride in a wheelchair. That's it - less than 140 miles (225 km) and a mere 2.5 hour drive. We will be back!

See rubies all over at Mary's always fun meme!

26 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Some people seem to have had a great time and I love the angle of the middle photo.

reg said...

I love that middle shot as well. The wedding looks like a great Blast.

fredamans said...

Congratulations to your nephew and his bride!

Wonderful capture of a precious moment.

tatess said...

congratulations and best wishes to your nephew and his bride

eileeninmd said...

Lovely couple! Sounds like you had a fun time in Boston! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

EG Wow said...

You are making me feel homesick for Boston! I really think you should have taken me with you. :)

Felisol said...

Dear Ralph,
some people, among them you, have this rare gift of sharing joy.
Wherever you take me, there's a wow in the air.
Like the pictures, like the place and admire your openhearted gift of saluting life.

Manang Kim said...

I heard Boston is beautiful, I wish someday I could visit that place. Happy Monday!


RRT~Red Hollyhock

Ann said...

I love weddings. Sorry the brick and cobble stones were not friendly to you. Do you get a massage after that to take away the soreness?

eden said...

Congratulations and best wishes to them.
Boston is a beautiful place. Great photos. Thank you for sharing

Dimple said...

Love the shot of the Red Sky.

Lots of good reds here, and good times as well.

Michele said...

Great post Ralph!

siromade08 said...

They're lovely couple, best wishes to their married life, you must have a lovely day to witness their wedding. I heard that Boston is a beautiful place, I have a cousin living there. The reception place is stunning.

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Dianne said...

congrats to the beautiful couple

the red sky shot is awesome

sounds like a great weekend
I love Boston

DrillerAA09 said...

Excellent photo set and post. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

chubskulit said...

Best wishes to the newly wed!

?Ruby Thursday

Carletta said...

What a happy face the groom is wearing!
I love the perspective of the red sky shot. Shot from your chair I presume and oh so artsy looking!!

Marice said...

such a memorable moment indeed! :) glad you have captured it!

u may view mine too here

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Wedding day!
Grand celebration!
Two now one.

Ruby (sort of) Graffiti

Gizelle said...

REd velvet cake? I really love your looking back fotos! Full of stories!

Robin said...

Boston's a great place to spend the weekend, especially with such a happy occasion on offer :).

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Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Other than the Sox, I love Boston

Linda said...

Ah, Boston, what a beautiful city no matter what color you're looking for! So glad that you and Patti had the chance to get away for the weekend for a lovely wedding and the chance to see relatives and relax!

Raven said...

Looks like it was a wonderful weekend - and that Boston was a great hunting ground for Ruby Tuesday photos.

The Cunning Runt said...

Ralph, Great description of a lovely event. And glad you enjoyed "our" city, cobble-stone-y though it be!

mari said...

These shots are wonderful but I liked what you said about the bride the most! You mention a point-and-shoot Canon - which one are you using? I use a G9 which I like and am still learning to use.