Training Sightseeing

I run and train in Boston and Cambridge and have access to some fantastic views and small visual treasures.

View of Boston & the Charles from MIT. An old shot from the 4th of July, 2013

View of Boston & the Charles from MIT. An old shot from the 4th of July, 2013

James Miller, you may notice, was killed on the day of the battle of Lexington and Concord. The battle was the military start of the Revolutionary War. The British troops (what was supposed to be secretly) planned to capture arms hidden by the militiamen of Concord.

The fabled night rides of Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott alerted the militiamen, ordinary citizens of greater Boston, of the prospective British movement. On the morning of April 19th, the redcoated regulars were met by a force of 500+ minutemen on the Lexington green, and there the first shots were fired. Various engagements and retreats continued into Concord, Somerville, Cambridge and eventually Charlestown and Boston.

This day Massachusetts remembers with Patriots’ Day, celebrated on the third Monday of April. Patriots’ Day is always the day of the Boston Marathon.

This fantastic graffiti marks the halfway point of the Mass Ave Bridge, as measured in Smoots. Smoots are approximately 5’7″, or the height of Oliver Smoot, an MIT student who in 1958 measured the bridge with his body as part of a frat prank. The Mass Ave Bridge measures 364.4 Smoots + 1 ear. And Hell refers to MIT.

This fantastic graffiti marks the halfway point of the Mass Ave Bridge, as measured in Smoots. Smoots are approximately 5’7″, or the height of Oliver Smoot, an MIT student who in 1958 measured the bridge with his body as part of a frat prank. The Mass Ave Bridge measures 364.4 Smoots + 1 ear. And Hell refers to MIT.

This was a 7-alarm fire in Back Bay in February that totaled the building, evicted 40 people, caused $2.5 million dollars in damage and sent a fire fighter to the hospital. Don’t smoke and don’t throw your butts in the trash, dummies.

This was a 7-alarm fire in Back Bay in February that totaled the building, evicted 40 people, caused $2.5 million dollars in damage and sent a fire fighter to the hospital. Don’t smoke and don’t throw your butts in the trash, dummies.