Always my favorite part of shooting in Boston was getting up high enough to get a real view of the city. I got my best view from the hill on which the New England Baptist Hospital sits: Mission Hill. In case you are interested, until the American Revolution, Mission Hill supported the large country estates of wealthy Boston families. Much of the area was an orchard farm, originally owned by the Parker family into the 18th century. Peter Parker married Sarah Ruggles, whose family owned large areas of land (her name is the name of Roxbury’s main street) including most of what became known as Parker Hill (now renamed Mission Hill). Parker’s life ended when a barrel of his own cider fell on him.
Then, there was that wonderful wedding on the 66th floor of a building near the Boston Wharf. I couldn’t get as good a picture as I wanted because there was glass everywhere. And I didn’t have a camera because well, it was a wedding and all I had was a phone and not a very good one at that. Still, I couldn’t not take pictures with a view like that.