R2 D2 in HDR – Boston, MA – Somewhere In Time Travel Photo.

By Posted in - Boston & HDR & Photo Journal & Photography Posts & Photos & Somewhere In Time & U.S.A. on May 26th, 2011

Somewhere In Time is a weekly travel photo from around the world. Enjoy!

R2 D2 in HDR - Boston, MA

The Christian Science Monitor in Boston is a great place to visit and I used to sit and relax on the grounds frequently when I lived there. The buildings are beautiful – come to think of it, now that I’m writing this I’m realizing that I have never actually been in any of the buildings but from the outside they are very cool. Really more than anything though it’s the grounds that I love. The grounds are meticulous being there is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The reflection pool is another favorite spot of mine at the complex. It’s a really peaceful place to sit and have lunch, contemplate the meaning of life or just daze out.

When we were in town for our Hartmann Luggage review we were staying at the Copley Square Hotel which was right around the corner from the Christian Science Monitor. We were able to walk through it a couple times on our way around Boston.

On a walk at night I was struck by the glow of building lights and the emptiness of the grounds. It was beautiful, very relaxing and quiet. I took a couple photos and this one was my favorite. It was taken while standing on the grounds of the Christian Science Monitor but the building in the middle is actually 111 Huntington Avenue or more affectionately known as R2-D2 for obvious reasons. The larger building to the left is the Prudential Center – one of the most famous buildings in Boston.

Boston is such a fantastic city. Every time I am back in town I always want to move back. Small, intimate yet urban & hip – I think it’s one of the greatest American cities. Plus the people are unlike anywhere else. Have you ever been? If so let me know all about it. 🙂

This photo is part of Travel Photo Thursday at the Budget Travelers Sandbox. If you have a moment, I highly recommend cruising over to Nancie’s (Ladyexpat) site for more great travel photos.

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  • Cathy Sweeney -

    May 26, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Gorgeous photo! I love Boston, too. In fact, I submitted a skyline (taken from East Boston) photo for Budget Travelers Sandbox a couple weeks ago. I like how you describe the city — “small, intimate yet urban and hip”.

    • Bethany -

      May 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

      Nice to see another Boston fan! I think it’s hard not to like that city. 🙂@Cathy Sweeney,

  • MIchael Figueiredo -

    May 26, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Wow! Gorgeous shot!

  • Turkey’s For Life -

    May 26, 2011 at 11:39 am

    No, sorry. Never been to Boston. Never been to the US for that matter. That doesn’t mean we can’t admire your photo from afar though. I love the parallel lines leading to the trees at the end.
    Julia

    • Bethany -

      May 26, 2011 at 11:57 am

      Thanks Julia 🙂 Maybe if you ever come we’ll have to meet up for a drink 😉@Turkey’s For Life,

  • Sensibletraveler -

    May 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I love it. It looks like everything is glowing.

  • Nancie -

    May 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Stunning shot Beth. Easy to see why this would be a favorite place to relax and unwind.

    Thanks for posting to Travel Photo Thursday.

    • Bethany -

      May 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks Nancie – it’s very peaceful there. 🙂@Nancie,

  • thetravelgal -

    May 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Wonderful photo!! Really perfect. I’m going to have to check this area out when I’m in Boston next month!

    • Bethany -

      May 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you! Lucky you – Boston is an excellent place to visit! Let me know if you want any tips. 🙂@thetravelgal,

  • Jade -

    May 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Wow- the lighting is absolutely amazing! I haven’t been to Boston (high, high, high) on my list if for no other reason than there is a Wagamamas there! I love Wagamamas!

    • Bethany -

      May 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      Oh I will have to check it out the next time I go into the city! I have never eaten there but you make it sound good!
      @Jade,

  • Juls -

    May 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Beautiful photo! I went to school in Boston and I used to love walking along the reflecting pool and feeling like I was walking on water. It truly is amazing there. One of many nice spots to enjoy the city. Thanks for sharing!

    • Bethany -

      May 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Oh waht a great city to go to college in! I moved there right after college and had a blast living in Allston and Brighton. The reflecting pool is pretty amazing. Trying to think of why I didn’t take any pictures of it when i took this one. duh! @Juls,

  • Muza-chan -

    May 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Amazing photo 🙂

  • Leigh -

    May 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

    How do you keep doing it? One wonderful shot after another. I need recommendations on photography schools. I need to up my game.

    • Bethany -

      May 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Awww… Thanks Leigh. 🙂 Well I could recommend my college where I got a BFA in photography? I am writing an ebook too that might help you. I’ll let you know when it’s done. If you ever have any photo questions though just hit me up!
      I would love to help you out. 🙂
      @Leigh,

  • Sophie’s World -

    May 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Very cool photo. Looks like Boston in a parallell universe.

  • Vi@Travel Tips -

    May 28, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I have never been in Boston, but probably I should visit it one day.

  • Vi -

    May 28, 2011 at 12:48 am

    p.s. the link to Travel Photo Thursday is broken.

  • Andrea -

    May 29, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Everyone always raves about Boston – I really want to check it out! Great photo, as usual =)

    • Bethany -

      May 30, 2011 at 8:23 am

      Thanks Andrea. I think it’s one of the best American cities but again I’m biased 😉 @Andrea,