Jon Crispin's Notebook

Boston Public Library

Posted in Architecture, Buildings, historic buildings, Jon Crispin, libraries, Uncategorized by joncrispin on 16/03/2018


Doing some work in Boston today.  Came in here to quickly edit some photos. Amazingly enough, this is my first time in the Boston Public Library.  What a room.  Love the green lamps.


Posted in Animals, Architecture, Dogs, Fungi, Jon Crispin, Landscape, Nature, Plants, Seasons, Trees by joncrispin on 20/09/2014

I haven’t been posting lately, and I suspect one of the reasons is above.  I am remembering that it takes a ton of work to have a puppy in the house.

The good news is that I am spending a ton of time in the woods with her.  Any help on what this lot is?

Cris and I flew out of Boston early yesterday on our way to Denver.  Hard to believe the above shot was taken in the airport.  Looks like something out of someone’s private home in South Boston. / On our way up to the mountains we stopped in Arvada to see the house where my aunt Leora and uncle Herald lived, a place I have been visiting since a young child.

We are in Colorado for the wedding of one of Cristine’s grad students.  Laura was a favorite of ours, and the nuptials are in Beaver Creek.  It is beautiful here.  The aspens are so lovely at this time of the year.

Boston Park Street Station

Posted in Cities, Transportation, Travel by joncrispin on 26/10/2013

Cris and I drove into Boston last night for the World Education annual dinner.  She had the board meeting today so I got the chance to wander around Boston.  It was a beautiful Autumn day and there was a nice relaxed vibe about town.  The Red Line was shut down between Park and Kendall so the T was running buses between the two stations.

There was fresh air coming into the crowded bus through the emergency exit.  / Sometimes I don’t know why I take certain photographs.  And then I don’t know why I post them here.  But I end up shooting a lot of public transport images like the one on top, and I like the graphic nature of the emergency exit shot.

Posted in Architecture, Baseball, Buildings, Family, People, Sport by joncrispin on 20/08/2011

I’ve been on the go alot lately.  Sorry for the lack of posts. /  Last Wednesday we went to Fenway to see the Sox play Tampa.  As often happens, we were only able to get two tickets for the three of us.  Instead of messing with the scalpers, I  make a small sign and stand on the corner of Yawkey Way and Brookline Avenue and hope for the best.  It has always worked in the past, and Wednesday was no exception.  Some guy walked past and just handed me this standing room only ticket.  It was for the Budweiser Deck in right field and it was a great place to watch the game.

I stayed up here until the fourth and then Cris texted me to say that the seat next to her was still empty.  So I moved down was able to sit in the shade with her and Peter in section 10 and see the end of the game from the nice new red seats.  Sox lost 4-0 but it was still loads of fun.  So thanks to the gentleman who made it all possible.


Posted in Art, History, People, Sport, Travel by joncrispin on 01/07/2011


Cris and I flew to California last night.  JetBlue is the only airline with direct flights from Logan to Long Beach, and it was a nice flight.  It was pleasant to see this life-sized Yaz at the gate.  Only in Boston, I guess.  To get to the airport, you drive through the Ted Williams tunnel and then just before you get on the plane you are reminded again about how big a role the Sox play in New England’s identity.    I didn’t see Paul Revere anywhere, but Sam Adams was in all the bars.


Posted in Buildings, Family, Friends, People, Sport by joncrispin on 30/12/2010

Fenway sign


Every year around this time, Peter and I drive into Boston.  Our first stop is Fenway.  We park on Yawkey Way (there is always a spot) and walk around the perimeter of the park.  It is always a bit odd to be there in the off season, especially with lots of snow on the ground from the storm earlier this week.  We start by heading East on Yawkey and then around to Lansdowne.  This year we spotted the entrance to the Bleacher Bar, which is actually inside the building, just under the center field bleachers.  It is a really nice smallish pub that was mostly empty.  A nice time for an early Guinness for me and a lime and soda for Peter.  It was a great day to be together.


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