Garden Street in Beacon Hill
Discover Beacon Hill on a PhotoWalks Boston Tour. Walking along its picturesque streets is an immersion into a charming 19th-century English-inspired neighborhood with limitless photo opportunities. Beacon Hill is home to the most photographed street in Boston and has hidden gems in unexpected places. Learn how to capture amazing pictures and discover its fascinating history.
One of my favorite streets is Garden Street. Notice how the tall trees in the photos below look like they’re a tangled mess, but they merge together beautifully, making the sloping street scenic in any season. Cars can sometimes be a distraction in an image. In this case, they add interesting leading lines, a photography technique that draws the viewer’s eye to different elements in the overall composition.
In their own way, trees teach us life lessons about perseverance and resiliency. After all, they weather the unpredictable storms Mother Nature has in store for them all year long. Yet, the trees stand tall.
In the fall, the leaves on the trees transform into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors bringing breathtaking scenery. As they come to the end of their life cycle, the vivid leaves become brittle and start to tumble to the ground even during a gentle breeze. Winter settles in and the trees are unfazed by their starkness. Instead, they stand tall.
The strength of the trees is tested during cold, harsh winds during winter storms, shifting their branches in all directions. Once again, the trees still stand tall and strong. As time marches on, the arrival of spring and the blossoming of new leaves restore beauty back to the trees. The cycle repeats itself every year, only it’s never the same each time.