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Back Bay’s Magnolia Trees

Whose idea was it to welcome spring in Back Bay with pink tulip magnolias along Commonwealth Ave? Here’s the backstory: Laura Dwight was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1899 and moved to Boston as an adult. She was a feisty resident who lived in an apartment on Comm. Ave with no garden. Over the years,…

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April 6, 2021

Polcari’s Coffee – North End

There are several things you immediately notice upon entering Polcari’s Coffee in Boston’s North End: the strong scent of coffee beans and the potent aroma of a variety of different spices. This adorable shop is like a time-capsule with its old-world charm preserved from a bygone era—from its creaky wooden floors to glass jars filled…

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March 25, 2021

Boston’s Freedom Trail

If you ask longtime MA residents about Boston’s Freedom Trail, most likely they’ll recall memories of a school field trip. Many people think the city’s famous red-lined path starting from the Boston Common and winding its way to Charlestown has been around “forever”. Well, not exactly. So, what’s it all about? The iconic 2.5 mi(4km)…

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March 2, 2021

My New Business Venture

I’m excited to announce that I’ve launched a new business venture designing exclusive logos for t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. It started off with a Boston photography logo(of course) and expanded to include a diverse collection such as: Nurses/Doctors/Dentists/Frontline Warriors Kamala Harris-themed sweatshirts Hiking/Adventure/Sports Fun-travel related logos: Paris, London and more! Check out my Etsy shop…

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February 22, 2021

Hatched: Breaking Through the Silence

Something beautiful is playing at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. The creative project was designed by multi-media artist and Boston composer Maria Finklemeier and her talented team. @mariafinkperc @mfdynamics The public art project called Hatched:  includes colorful laser-projected animations that fill the Hatch Shell’s entire 40-foot arch. Music composed by @mariafinkperc and recorded by local musicians…

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February 16, 2021

Paul Revere House in Boston’s North End

The Paul Revere House is one of the stops on the PhotoWalks North End Tour. Located on the Freedom Trail at 19 North Square, the house was built in 1680 and is the oldest wooden building in Boston. It’s also a national historic landmark. Paul Revere purchased the 90-year old house in 1770.  Back then, it…

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January 30, 2021

Beacon Hill’s Oldest House

One of the stops on the 90-minute PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour and the 2-hour Highlights of Boston Tour is the George Middleton House. It is the oldest wooden house on Pinckney Street and in Beacon Hill. George Middleton and his friend Louis Glapion built it in 1787. The structure is typical of the style of…

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January 19, 2021

Boston Photo Tour Gift

Best Boston Experience Gift This Holiday Season: a PhotoWalks tour! Purchase a PhotoWalks Gift Card and give a gift that lasts a lifetime. PhotoWalks provides fun, creative photo tips and fascinating historical commentary on a history and photography walking tour unlike any other in the city. Recipients learn about Boston’s history, how to take amazing…

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December 14, 2020

Boston Holiday Lights Night Tour

Bring your camera, tripod and enthusiasm for learning night photography skills on the NEW PhotoWalks Boston Holiday Lights Night Tour. Dates: Sun. Dec. 20 and Sat. Dec. 26 Learn how to apply long exposure techniques that result in creative, vibrant images of the dazzling holiday lights illuminating the city. Find out where the most scenic photo ops…

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December 9, 2020

Where to see Boston’s Holiday Lights in 2020

Tree lightings are happening in the city earlier than expected this holiday season. Click here for more info. PhotoWalks will have night tours in Boston of the holiday lights. Stay tuned.

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November 20, 2020

The most Charming Flower Shop in Beacon Hill

One of the things I love most about Rouvalis Flowers in Beacon Hill is how much it reminds me of a European flower shop. Tucked on one of the most scenic corners of the neighborhood, it’s always a nice surprise to see its ever-changing colorful flowers and plants displayed outside its charming storefront. Step inside…

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October 25, 2020

Who was Phillis Wheatley?

The Phillis Wheatley statue is my favorite in Boston. I am in awe of her graceful pose and pensive expression. ⠀ ⠀ Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American female published poet. She wrote her first poem when she was 13 years old. At 14, her work appeared in newspapers and periodicals in the U.S. and…

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July 21, 2020

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