Foto Friday

Foto Friday

Foto Friday is a new feature on Get Busy Livin and will run regularly, you guessed it,  every Friday.  This will be my opportunity to display some of my photography, as well as a short story to go with the photograph.

First things first on a *now* Saturday morning. This has been a very hectic week as I have started back doing some IT consulting and have been overwhelmed with work.  I am currently down in Washington D.C. area at a customer for a weekend full of work. So my apologies on the lack of updates, Twitter presence and missed Posterous updates lately.

Today’s photo is a church in Boston, MA.  Taken on one of my epic road trips, this time, in 2009 on our tour of New England.  Mike and I met up with Bryan and took a 9 day excursion from Washington D.C to Portland, ME, with plenty of time to explore everywhere in between.

The story today though is not that of the road trip, rather, one small piece of it.  That piece we affectionately call (#$!*@ Boston, MA.  We arrived into Boston area 3/4 of the way through our trip, with our main goal to visit the Boston Beer Co. Brewery where Samuel Adams beer is made.  After our tour of the brewery, little did we know that it was the drive TO the brewery that would offer the foreshadowing for the remainder of our time in Boston.

After leaving the brewery, our next goal was to locate Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, who just the day earlier had been eliminated from the playoffs by our Anaheim Angels. We set out with a general direction to find the baseball stadium located in the center of the city, approximately 3 miles away.  Little did we know the clusterfuck that is Boston streets.  Even with a map, it was almost 90 minutes before we found our destination of Fenway Park.  We must have driven in circles around the park about 5 times before realizing where it was.

This photo comes from the journey that was the drive between the Boston Beer Co. brewery and Fenway Park.  So much history in Boston, almost all of it evident in the architecture that makes up this town.  This church is just one example of the beauty of the well preserved architecture from a different era.

 

Camera – Canon EOS Rebel XT | Lens – Tamron 11-17mm | Exposure –  1/400 – F/14

Justin Hamlin

Justin Hamlin is the founder of <a href="http://www.justinhamlin.com">Get Busy Livin'</a>, a blog founded on collaboration and story telling, dedicated to inspiring himself and others to get busy living their lives. He is a writer, photographer, computer nerd, story teller and world traveler. He calls New York home when him and his wife are not hunting down adventure, exploring the east coast or jet setting around the world. You can follow Justin on <a href="http://www.justinhamlin.com">Get Busy Livin'</a>, <a href="http://www.twitter.com/justinhamlin">Twitter</a> or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/GetBusyLivin">Facebook</a>.

  • Anonymous

    We have a similar style church downtown… love it!

    • Glad I could inspire you to go take photos of it 🙂

  • Nicki

    Being an architecture nerd, I sincerely appreciate this particular photo and article.

    • Glad you appreciate it momma! 🙂 Boston was a great area to visit, though driving around the area was horrible!