Saturday, June 27, 2009

photohunt 168: flags

when their flag is up, watch out for the water spraying pirates in the Plymouth harbor!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

bean town crave

So new job in the city, I can't wait to start! I've been checking out some apartments in the South & North end... love them all but they are soo soo small. Anyone who knows me- knows that might not work out so hot. Seeing how I love Todd Farm Flea Market & bring a new antique/shabby chic something home every other weekend. Ok brings me to where I am now... do I, miss country girl who loves the farm, flea markets, local growers & my fav hidden hiking trails want to trade it in for the crazy "bohemian" feel for a bit?


The term bohemian, of French origin, was first used in the English language in the nineteenth century to describe the untraditional lifestyles of marginalised and impoverished artists, writers, musicians, and actors in major European cities. Bohemians were associated with unorthodox or antiestablishment political or social viewpoints, which were often expressed through free love, frugality, and/or voluntary poverty.

The term emerged in France in the early 19th century when artists and creators began to concentrate in the lower-rent, lower class gypsy neighbourhoods. The term bohémien was a common term for the Romani people of France, who had reached Western Europe via Bohemia.

Speaking of the French (my most fav) and I know its probaly not a French thing. But I had the best French toast covered in blueberries-strawberries- bananas & honey this am with Greggers... dreamy.

Ok so back to my reason of posting... I found this most interesting. I found something I like in East Boston... not sure on location but anyway I was google-ing reviews of the area and found this below which totally relates (<~keyword) to the whole ophthalmology thing... here it is info on the founder of that very section I was looking:

Jeffries Point-- Named after Dr. John Jeffries, one of the physicians who founded the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1824, a free clinic whose purpose was to provide a place where Boston's most impoverished people could come to have their eye diseases treated. Earlier, in 1785, he took a balloon trip across the English Channel, and was arguably the first American to fly. In 1819, he died in Boston of “an inflammation in his bowels, originating in a hernia, occasioned by great exertions in his first aërial voyage." The Jeffries Point section just south of Maverick Square has been slowly gentrified over the past 30 years and is a comfortable neighborhood with a working-class feel. This area used to be part of Noddle's Island, along with Maverick Square and Central Square. You'll find some really beautiful architecture here, and some parts will remind you more of South Boston and sometimes even San Francisco. The main difference being that you can see the Boston waterfront from the back terraces, and sometimes the views are quite breathtaking. Piers Park, in particular, is worth a visit for the view alone.

stay tuned...