Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Found in Boston: Fort Point




Today's "Found In Boston" feature is the Waterfront neighborhood known as Fort Point, home to artists' studios, hip boutiques, and a charming mix of modern and vintage architecture. It is an area I was largely unfamiliar with until this year, but when I last visited I was struck by the dichotomy between new and old found on every street corner. Within an industrial building covered in faded signage, you might find a high-end furniture store. Turn the corner, and you are likely to come across some quirky graffiti nearly hidden in an alleyway. Notably, Shepard Fairey's handiwork was well represented on buildings in the area—this weekend, the Obey Giant seemed to be everywhere I looked (but maybe this has something to do with the fact that his one-man show is just a few blocks away at the ICA?)

It's a visually rich area, just a few minutes walk from South Station— hopefully you enjoy these snippets of the scenery as much as I enjoyed shooting them!
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5 comments:

Chung said...

Wow Tess,

You really make Boston look cool through those photos. If I was unfamiliar with the city I would definitely consider this to be a happening town and probably want to go there. Unfortunately, I have lived in Boston since 2002 and I am pretty much finished with it! But for those looking for a new gig, Boston is definitely on the short list!

Sarah Martin said...

Lovely Tess! I always miss Boston when I see your photos. The Barking Crab is near here, right? My favorite photo is the yellow pages shot. Magnifique!

I'm liking that 'Flour' logo too...

sarahheartsdesign said...

Great set Tess! You've captured the gritty, real side of the neighborhood.

Another great place to visit not too far from here: The Harpoon Brewery. MMM.

The Barking Crab is close too but don't go! Such a shame, great place to be in the summer but in the past few years they've had some dirty water issues...I'll leave it at that.

Meghan Colvin said...

Oh Tess, as if I don't miss Boston enough as it is... you have put together a FABULOUS collection of photos here! I'm feeling very nostalgic and bummed that I never ventured to this part of town when I lived there! What was I doing for four years? Oh yeah, dancing on tables and getting kicked out of bars with my CREW :)

Meghan B said...

These photos are delicious. So is that gyro...

Tess, you are the man.