Sunday, August 28, 2016

Boston & environs: JFK and Wollaston

From Quincy, the first stop on the T you encounter after going across the Neponset River is the JFK Library, but we'd never stopped there.

Space-age architecture by I.M.Pei. I was surprised about how much space they devoted to space. They've got the Freedom 7 Mercury capsule and a pretty big moon rock.

This is about the best I could do for an interior in the exhibits - a replica of the desk end of the Oval Office with a giant video screen in place of the president. The visit was more emotional than I expected. Artifacts included notes from meetings and teleprompter reels from notable events and a neat seating chart for a dinner with the French ambassador that included many of the major American artists and writers of the day. It was strange hearing everybody else around us also explaining to their children or grandchildren about memories associated with the exhibits. I definitely remember the imminent possibility of nuclear war and of course, the assassination.

The exhibits dump you out into this giant glass lobby overlooking Boston Harbor.

Kind of fun fooling around with pinholey angles with the little tripod on the floor (and bright enough to get exposures without being in anyone's way).

Then we drove down to Cohasset to see the cute little New England harbor where Andy and Kristin are getting married in October.

It was still extraordinarily hot, so in addition to giving Jeremy a little company, we returned to Quincy to recover from the heat.

Went out for drinks before dinner at the Wollaston Yacht Club. (Andy and Kristin have a social membership).

Well actually it was for beer...some of the yachts.

Dusk at Wollaston Beach.

All with the Populist. .15mm pinhole 24mm from 24x36 frame.

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