You gotta love these vintage signs.
Between Boston’s Faneuil Hall and Haymarket is Union Street with Marshall Street off to one side, winding crookedly to what was once the docks. These are some of Boston’s oldest streets and have a number of pubs to grab a pint and perhaps a meal. The Union Oyster is especially popular with the tourists.
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.
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.
Tis is one of our town’s more vintage pieces of fire fighting equipment. I’m not sure if it rolls out anymore for brush and forest fires, but it definitely comes out for show.
I’ll be heading out after today for five days or so for new adventures and new images. Best wishes to all. See you next week. Cheers