Travel Photo of the Day (Jan. 27)

The John Hancock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts.  This is the tallest building in the city.  When it was first constructed, the surrounding area was quite dangerous since the windows would detach and hurtle down upon the sidewalk below.  When the winds reached 45 mph, the police would block off the area to prevent disasters.  Fortunately for the residents, the problem has been solved.  The building to the right is the Boston Public Library.  This is the main branch and headquarters for the city’s 25 branches.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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44 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (Jan. 27)

  1. wolke205 says:

    I m glad the problem has been solved, looks impressive! 😀

    • TBM says:

      It is a nice building. I can’t imagine walking by it and having the windows crashing down around me. How scary. It is a good thing that they fixed it.

  2. niasunset says:

    What a composition! The new building and the old one, they meet in a very impressive point/line… You are amazing. Excellent shot. Thank you dear TBM, and also thanks for all these details. Have a nice weekend, with my love, nia

  3. Fergiemoto says:

    Impressive – both buildings are amazing – the old architecture with the new architecture. What a great reflection of the clouds, also!

  4. Nandini says:

    The reflections on this building against the shy gives it a holographic look. Great photo. 🙂

  5. Great photo!! I love how it looks like the clouds are travelling right through the building!

  6. Seasweetie says:

    Lovely shot! Homesick at all? Wish I could send you today’s snow..

  7. lynnsbooks says:

    Good shot! It’s a little bit surreal – the clouds look like they’re passing through the building – it’s like the building is just a ghost of a building!
    Nice
    Lynn 😀

  8. That is a very beautiful building. Can you imagine if Manhattan had that problem? With all the buildings we have like that one, there would be so much chaos!

  9. Thats a wonderful photograph, superbly captured.
    Wonderful point of view too.

    Dave

  10. carol says:

    I love how the tower reflects the sky and the contrast between the architecture styles.

  11. Jo Bryant says:

    now why couldn’t they get it right before they built it ?

  12. T.F.Walsh says:

    Did a double take with that photo – the new sky-scraper and the medieval one… what a contrast.

  13. EL says:

    love it! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Gilly Gee says:

    A very striking photo TBM, Boston is somewhere I’ve always liked the sound of, anywhere that has 25 libraries has to be good!

    • TBM says:

      I really loved the library system. I could get just about any book or movie and have it sent to a branch that was near my work. It was a fantastic system.

  15. IsobelandCat says:

    Great photo. I love the reflected clouds.

  16. This photo brings back memories. My (ex) husband and I brought my six year old brother to Boston to visit us (we are talking the early 70’s). We took him to this building hoping to impress him and give him memories for later. Guess what he was impressed wth? The fact that we had mailboxes on the INSIDE of the apartment complex we were living in. LOL. Ahhh, lovely memories. Thanks!

  17. lightbox3d says:

    Great pic! Lived right around the corner from there on Newbury Street..great town!

  18. The Hook says:

    Very cool presentation of Old vs. New!

  19. Carl V. says:

    Wow! What a great capture. The way the sky seems to continue across the glass building is just amazing.

  20. Jackie Cangro says:

    For a moment it was hard to see where the building stopped and the sky started. I love the reflection of the clouds in the glass, and the juxtaposition of the new skyscraper with the old post office.

  21. Kristina says:

    Nicely captured!!!!

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