Sunday, February 3, 2013

Whimsical Windows - Above the Big Dig

Above the Big Dig in Boston, captured by photo princess passenger Patti
Toby is the host for the fun meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, in which we look at architecture of interest. This summer view was found along Atlantic Avenue in Boston. This road actually sits over the Big Dig tunnel underneath that replaced the elevated I-93 Central Artery that cast shadows everywhere, this open street is full of light to view the architecture of the past.

In the foreground to the left at the is the Boston Grain and Flour Exchange Building, completed in 1892. Behind that is the Custom House tower (1915). The former looks like a castle, the skyscraper once the tallest building in Boston at 496 ft (151 M). Calling them 'distinctive' understates their style. I am unsure of today's use of the Exchange; the tower is the Marriott Custom House suite hotel…for me, the lesson is to have a designated photographer passenger ride along on any drive down the road…

4 comments:

Lesley said...

It is hard to imagine not being able to see these beautiful buildings and all those trees. I have found exchange buildings to be rather castle like in their design. Must have been the era when they were so important.

toby said...

How beautiful! The style kind of reminds me of Chicago's water tower (one of the very few buildings remaining from the fire)... Good that these are easily seen now, what a shame to have had them obscured!

Sara said...

Never having visited Boston it's nice to get a glimpse through your designated photographer/passenger's camera lens!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

What intrigues me here is the vehicle on the right - is it the back of a bus?