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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:37 PM   #161
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:49 PM   #162
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:50 PM   #163
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I think your pictures are just great. Very professional, and such a range & variety. All that goes to create a sensual impression of, actually, being in Boston.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:54 PM   #164
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Jane, thank you very much! Though, I must say that I am not professional!
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 06:50 PM   #165
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plaid bell bottoms? did i see PLAID BELL BOTTOMS? maybe they've made a comeback but i wasnt aware of it great stuff as always, Expat!
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 06:52 PM   #166
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I love San Francisco - the only U.S city that I have been to.
Boston and San Francisco have a lot in common.........and I love it too, my favorite US city
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 02:00 AM   #167
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plaid bell bottoms? did i see PLAID BELL BOTTOMS? maybe they've made a comeback but i wasnt aware of it great stuff as always, Expat!
I never know what is stylish. Every trend passes me. Have they made a comeback or is he setting new trends? I don't know.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 03:37 PM   #168
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The following pics are of South Boston, often called Southie. Southie is known as a working-class Irish neighborhood. It is located near downtown and attracting young professional types.

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 03:38 PM   #169
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 03:40 PM   #170
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 03:42 PM   #171
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More Southie:


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Old November 3rd, 2011, 03:44 PM   #172
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:39 PM   #175
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Even though it is, clearly, a blue-collar area - the colourful buildings and its presence on a hill & with a waterside frontage gives it some appeal.

There was an army of yellow school buses in one picture - do all children take the bus to school?
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Even though it is, clearly, a blue-collar area - the colourful buildings and its presence on a hill & with a waterside frontage gives it some appeal.

There was an army of yellow school buses in one picture - do all children take the bus to school?
Jane, I don't live in Southie, so I cannot say for sure. However, I think most or many Southie children walk to school. I don't think this army of buses represents the neighborhood school district and is actually a place for the buses to wait mid-day for schools all over the city. Or possibly, for visiting school districts as the students go to museums & events. For instance, the John F. Kennedy Library is near this location. No doubt, many students from around New England visit the JFK library, which is a museum to his presidency. I just added the picture because I found it visually interesting.

There is an irony in finding an army of school buses in Southie, as the neighborhood is notorious to it's angry reaction to forced busing. Forced busing means sending kids to other school districts to balance races. Back in the 1970s, Irish families in Southie rioted when they learned their children would be bused to a black school in Roxbury & vice versa.

^That is a bit of ugly history in regards to Southie. Another ugly bit is the Irish mafia. I don't know if Whitey Bulger is in the news there, but he is a famed Irish mobster from Southie that has been caught after living on the lam for years.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:40 PM   #177
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Jane, I don't live in Southie, so I cannot say for sure. However, I think most or many Southie children walk to school. I don't think this army of buses represents the neighborhood school district and is actually a place for the buses to wait mid-day for schools all over the city. Or possibly, for visiting school districts as the students go to museums & events. For instance, the John F. Kennedy Library is near this location. No doubt, many students from around New England visit the JFK library, which is a museum to his presidency. I just added the picture because I found it visually interesting.

There is an irony in finding an army of school buses in Southie, as the neighborhood is notorious to it's angry reaction to forced busing. Forced busing means sending kids to other school districts to balance races. Back in the 1970s, Irish families in Southie rioted when they learned their children would be bused to a black school in Roxbury & vice versa.

^That is a bit of ugly history in regards to Southie. Another ugly bit is the Irish mafia. I don't know if Whitey Bulger is in the news there, but he is a famed Irish mobster from Southie that has been caught after living on the lam for years.

There has been some social engineering in liverpool too; in that one particular school has had many pupils from outside of the catchment area, metaphorically "bused in" - creating a very multi-ethnic school population.

No, not aware of Whitey Bulger.

Liverpool gangsters are known for their international drug-dealing activities - and for tit for tat shooting and acts of arson & firebombing against rivals.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:53 PM   #178
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There is a movie based somewhat on Whitey Bulger called 'The Departed' with Leonard DiCaprio & Matt Damon. The movie was shot in Southie with accents and all. Now that Whitey has been caught, Ben Affleck & Matt Damon intend to make a movie about his life. Anyway, Whitey is big news right now in Boston because they just recently found him living in California after 16 years on the lam. I am sure we will be shown every minute of the trials.

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:01 PM   #179
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Some great and some unusual shots here. I noticed that long row of schoolbuses too. Nice sight for photographers indeed.
What's that gigantic obelisk near the harbour for?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:11 PM   #180
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Thanks, Benonie!

The obelisk is a monument for the revolutionary war Battle of Bunker Hill, which took place in 1775. You can see closer views of the monument a few pages back in this thread. It is located in the Charlestown neighborhood. In the photographs of Charlestown, you may notice the modern bridge with obelisks as a nod to the memorial
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