CITYSCAPE: A PHOTO A WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong

A Photo a Week Challenge: Cityscape/Townscape

I love shooting in town. We used to get into town a lot more often than we do now. Admittedly, we get into Uxbridge often, but there isn’t a lot of Uxbridge to shoot. It’s a very small town and all the towns in the area a small. Boston has a lot to offer, but it’s a long drive with terrible traffic, bad roads, and incredibly expensive parking and we go there only rarely these days.

Schubert Theater, Boston, 2014

Fenway Park 2018

The city has spent literally billions of dollars to redesign the roads. They look better, but the traffic is even worse. They made the roads straighter and one of the worst ones now runs underground so you don’t have to see what a terrible mess it is. But the mess is there and for me, the idea of bumper-to-bumper traffic in an endless tunnel is not an improvement. Just breathing would be traumatic.


Parking on the street!

So we stay here in the country. Our city pictures all date from 2016 or earlier. That’s how it will remain. I don’t see the traffic, parking, or distance getting easier, cheaper, or shorter.

On the street

Symphony Hall, Boston

7 thoughts on “CITYSCAPE: A PHOTO A WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong

    • I really enjoy taking pictures in the city, especially at night. But getting in and out of town is a nightmare and it’s getting worse every day. They keep spending a fortune fixing the roads, but they don’t make them wider, so what’s the point? Billions spent to make them straighter or stick them underground … but nothing to give them another lane or three. So the traffic jams get longer. I think some are permanent.

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      • I don’t look forward to the next Boston venture. Given the usual road problems, they’re doing MAJOR rennovation of Mass Pike exits into the city. I forsee bigly traffic snarls with many tantrums from drivers who are mad as hell and can’t take it anymore.
        There should be an alternate universe for road work.


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