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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The 13th Floor

Ok. First the title. It was on the 13th floor of the Park Plaza office building that I had gone for the interviews for my team project. But what happened there goes down in my team reports, not my personal blog. It was an enchanting afternoon and I promised myself that if I finished my work with some time in hand before the team met in the evening to discuss progress, I'd allow myself a stroll in Boston Public Garden.

Fortunately I did have sometime, even after an unscheduled interview, and I ambled into the green patch. *Together with the Boston Common, these two parks form the northern terminus of the Emerald Necklace, a long string of parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. While the Common is primarily unstructured open space, the Public Garden contains a lake and a large series of formal plantings that are maintained by the city and others and vary from season to season.

I had got down at Park street station (*constructed in 1897, one of the two oldest subway stations in the United States, along with Boylston) and kept walking straight, keeping Suffolk University to my left, straight ahead till I could see Dunkin Donuts across the street, took a right at the corner, crossed the Central Burying Ground (burial sites of the artist Gilbert Stuart and the composer William Billings) on the Boylston Street side of Boston Common and crossed the zebra for Charles street .

Since I allowed myself the luxury of discovering a new place on my way back, you'll see the pictures in the reverse order.
*Content from Wikipedia


zoxcleb said...

awesome photos... still wondering abt the title tho... unless u have such an amazing zoom... :-)

Aparna Kar said...

Wait till the weekend, I'll elaborate on it when I get time.

Saurabh said...

Awww what beauty...
Awesome camera work and even better captioning

Rizu said...

Awesome captions... Please keep up the good work!

the_new_cloud said...

Which Digi-Cam?????
Wow.. The pics look awesome..

Aparna Kar said...

Oh.. it's was with my Nokia Xpress Music 5300 , with 1.3 mega pixel camera only, less than my previous phone. I guess it's not the tool but the perspective you found interesting. :D
*tan tan taraaa blowing my own trumpet again :P *

Aparna Kar said...

@rizu and saurabh
Thanks. But someone had rightly said- "Among my most prized possessions are the words that I have never spoken".
Some of the captions can improve and you are free to suggest that. At least from the perspective you see them. And specially coz both of you share the passion of photography too(quite evident from your web albums). In fact, I 'm sure someone else with a different mindset would have captured different angles with the same camera.
Btw, one of my friends said- "Wow ! I have known this place for a long time now but I have never seen it the way you saw it " I think that was a great compliment :D I just wanted to acknowledge it here, since you guys seem to appreciate it too. I only wish I had a camera with a better zoom. *sigh*

candid diary said...

Sometimes we wait to get good things in life. I waited 3 years for prices of Nokia N series mobiles to come down within my budget. :D
Are 2 years a long time to acquire a 10.3 mega pixel (or higher) camera? You will not, I am sure, lose interest in life after two years.

Aparna Kar said...

Arre. Don't worry. I won't have to wait for 2 years to get a 10.3 megapixel camera if I get a paid internship in summer. In fact, I have begin to realize the many advantages of having a GA. 800 bucks per week is a good handsel for a PIGS (Poor Indian Grad Student). What say? I just wanted to take the first sem easily. Maybe I'll try and get one from the second sem. We could always do with a little more. :D

You waited for an N series for 3 years? While you gifted someone a cellphone which was almost the price of an N series? What do I make of it. Either you thought it's a good investment or ...?

candid diary said...

A personal gift is never an investment, not even an emotional one. Gifts take the shape of investment when people seeking favor bribe other people, capable of showing favor, by sending present on various occasions. Such gifts are known in various names like Nazarana, Selami, Bhet and Pugree.
If you know my episode you will realize one day that I wanted ‘that person’ to have everything possible within my means. I just wish I would have more means.

Marcy said...

Good for people to know.