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Boston: Then and Now

When I visited the gift shop of the Museum of Fine Arts, I could not resist purchasing Old Boston: A Book of Postcards. In reality, it is more a collection of photographs taken around the turn of the 20th century.

I’m fascinated by time, and the concept that the more things change the more they remain the same.

This is particularly true in cities such as Boston which have a rich history spanning centuries. The landmark monuments are frozen in time amidst the glass and chrome skyscrapers of the modern era.

These postcards inspired me to embark on a photography challenge my final week in the city. I set out to replicate a 21st century photograph of some of these same iconic buildings. While the angles may be slightly different, and my camera lens is often not wide enough… it was a fun experiment. I hope you enjoy…

The Boston Public Library

The Massachusetts State House
10 and 11 Commonwealth Avenue
Quincy Market
Faneuil Hall
Boston Public Garden
Swan Boats

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