Tuesday, September 14, 2021

From f295: We always go to Boston on Indigenous Peoples' Day.

f295 was an international discussion forum begun and administered by Tom Persinger. Originally just about pinhole photography, it expanded into all kinds of alternative methods.  It was active from 2004 until 2015 but it remains on-line. Recently it disappeared from the web for a few days, and that prompted me to decide to reprise some of my favorites here at Pinholica, for backup if no other reason.

I'm having more trouble than I'd like with my latest camera project and we're going to Boston in a few weeks. This travelogue from f295 seems appropriate to fill in. Indigenous Peoples' Day (well, not everyone calls it that) is a holiday in Massachusets. Because Andy hasn't always had a lot of paid vacation, we would always go when he was already getting time off. Kristin is a school teacher. Days off during term can be complicated so we have continued this tradition. Here are two posts of the last October trip we made before f295 ceased taking submissions.

Andy and Kristin had been together less than a year. They took us to Cambridge to the location of their first date. Posted under the title: "Museum of Science, Boston" posted on October 23rd, 2014

On a gloomy rainy day, went to the Museum of Science Boston.

It stretches right across the Charles.

Went to the "lightning show" with the four story Van de Graf generator.

During the big finale.

And while we're geeking out, the total lunar eclipse from earlier this month, setting in the west. Seemed like a particularly dark eclipse to me at the time, and assuming the response of the film to be the same, darker than the one in April. (Total rain out of the partial solar eclipse at sunset tonight in eastern Wisconsin. Hope you had better luck)

A second post about the following day was titled "Boston Seaport Redux" and was posted November 7, 2014.

We kind of reproduced a day in the Seaport area of Boston that we had spent two years ago. Slightly different group though,

Started at the Institute for Contemporary Art. We saw Ragnar Kjartansson's "The Visitors." An hour long nine-screen video installation with a different musician on eight screens and an exterior porch full of people on the ninth performing a folkish bluesy four line verse that continuously repeated with an occasional bridge. It was oddly compelling and inspiring.

They have this room-sized partially glass-walled elevator. This is the entire ride from the fourth floor galleries back down to the lobby.

Andy took us to the gift shop to show us an architecture book which had a picture of a house in Appleton about 20 miles away from ours.

We then proceeded to the Harpoon Brewery, not for the tour this time, but to experience their new Beer Hall. It is the only place in the world you can get their classic IPA, ya know. Andy and Sarah got a glass of that along with some ginormous pretzels with fancy dips.

Kristin and I had a flight, me of classics, she of more exotic varieties (Coconut Porter?!)

For a little while anyway.

Then back to Andy's apartment in West Roxbury. (He's moving next month to a place in Quincy, his 12th residence in 14 years, which has a spare bedroom the parents can stay in! We'll probably have to share it with Jeremy though.)

For the second time ever, Andy made us dinner at his house. Pork en croute with apricot stuffing. Very delicious.

All with the Populist. .15mm pinhole 24mm from 24x36mm frame.

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