This is for Teri, to whom I promised a photo of the tree at Faneuil Hall. As it was crowded, I did not set up my tripod, so this is a bit grainy. If I can get in the city again at a less crowded time, I’ll be sure to try for another image.
Two days ago, I posted photos of Margaret Street decked out with vintage signs, wooden barrels and old-fashioned carts. Today, I went by the street and they were gone…
I had to double and triple check that I was in the correct location. Had it all been a dream? Perhaps a hallucination induced by putting leftover kielbasa on pizza two nights prior. After waiting for a bit, I encountered a resident of the street. She told me the street had been “dressed” and used as a set in a Ben Affleck movie the week prior. I know the Dennis Lehane book on which the story is based and the street had looked perfectly fitting of the times. Now, it was all gone….well almost…It looks like the corner bar kept a souvenir.
So odd that I should focus on ‘skinny’ the day after our Thanksgiving Feast. Perhaps I feel a bit self-conscious. But here is an image of The Skinny House – The narrowest house in all of Boston. According to vrbo.com:
Legend says that in Colonial times Joseph Euestus and his brother inherited land the house sits on from their father. While Joseph was away, his brother built a grand house on the part of the land away from Hull Street leaving little for his brother. But it was Joseph who had the last laugh. He built the skinny house on the narrow lot in front of his brother’s home and at four stories it was enough to cut off his brother’s view of the harbor. The legend persists and today the house at 44 Hull Street is still often referred to as the ‘Spite House’.
You can stay in The Skinny House if you ever visit Boston. It rents for around $2,000 per week. Here are the details: http://www.vrbo.com/247506
A bit of fun today. While strolling through Boston’s North End on Sunday morning, I glanced down Margaret Street pictured below and spotted an old-fashioned “Rooms to Let” sign. As I explored the street, I saw more vintage signs and props. It is all a gag to add ambiance. This street has no businesses; it is all residential. But for a few moments, it feels as if you’re stepping back in time.
Huge holiday ornaments hang from the dome of the Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.