Big & Small

I’ve been visiting Boston for a number of years and always enjoy the city.  Yes, there’s exciting art and architecture.  But what makes this city even more enticing is lovely historic neighbourhoods and plenty of great restaurants.  Most importantly, friendly folks.

I’ll highlight a few of my Boston favorites in these next posts.

Passing by the Big Dig Building with the super cool mural by Brazilian brothers, Os Gemeos, on the side.  I’m heading to their show at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

It’s a great day to cross one of the bridges and stroll along the Harbour Walk at Fort Point to the ICA.  Boston generally has good public transit. But when the weathers fine, walking is a fantastic way to get to know the city.

Inspired and influenced first by hip hop music, they started dancing.  They now paint and do BIG murals round the world using house paint, brushes and rollers.  Their paintings on show are vibrant, joyful and a breath of fresh air in the rarefied atmosphere of the ICA.

A wall of glass and a great view from the fourth floor of the ICA.  Designed by Diller Scofidio and Renfro, it’s an inspired siting and has big space and openness.What’s also great about the ICA siting is looking back across the water at downtown Boston.

Looks particularly beautiful at night, doesn’t it? Completed in 2006, the building anchors the end of current redevelopment along the waterfront.  This work seems to be taking forever, what with the slow US economy. Navigating to the ICA from downtown takes effort and transit connections are not the best. Work will  be completed soon and it will then be possible to walk waterside all the way there.








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