East Boston Piers Park and Boston skyline from hill

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Comments (18)

© Alan Knox on August 4, 2007

Wonderful vista, I love how the trees underline the skyline.


Bits-n-Pieces on August 5, 2007

Thanks Alan! It's actually sort of a 'secret' view of the Boston skyline. Not too many people outside of East Boston know about this park across the harbor, and its great views.

someGuyinmasset on July 10, 2008

Six C-notes. There's the answer to my comment on the sign. And you mentioned the Sargasso Sea, (your take, not mine), how about the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Bits-n-Pieces on July 10, 2008

and once again a little eerie you picked this photo. I was there this afternoon!!! Its a project I worked on about 10 years ago. I was going to another project nearby with an engineer today, and when he said he'd never been in the area, I said well, you've got to see the view from over here!

and the dead sea scrolls sure might be a good analogy for the older comment pages! we used to have access to each page and knew what the last ones were, like on the photo pages, but now you can only get to the older ones with difficulty, and then no more than 100 pages (for me, that's May!) So the comment pages are goldmines of ancient information, hidden away and unaccessible, maybe to be rediscovered by some adventurous soul who digs through and finds the older photos!

and now I'm being thick. I tried to hide it with the comment interpreting c-note to be a fine, but I don't know if that's what you really meant! By c-notes do you mean cash - or a harmonica sounding a few musical notes at a photo? $600 for letting your dog poop on the sidewalk? Good idea! (or alternately, I'm happy to accept cash for each view of my photos here!)

Bits-n-Pieces on July 10, 2008

OK. I'll leave the whole comment above, but can now safely confirm being really really really thick!

Now that I see the views on this shot, I can guess what the sign has. Cool! I actually had no idea at all that this was so high. ...Hey - there are several almost-milestones on the main page, hint hint!

someGuyinmasset on October 24, 2008

You win, I see the confirmation there. Nice picture by the way.

Bits-n-Pieces on October 28, 2008

well thanks again, Guy (for the click and also for admitting you were mistaken!)

mlowen3 on March 12, 2009

Hi there-

I really like this photo and am considering using in the cover of a book I am writing about Boston. First, I need your permission and also is there a high res version. Please contact me, to the user name above and let me know how I might call you directly to discuss. Thanks!! - Mark

Bits-n-Pieces on March 12, 2009

Hi Mark - Thanks! but unfortunately, Panoramio doesn't have any way to leave a message for you, since you don't have any photos uploaded. Could you leave your e-mail? I'll delete the comment once I see it. I'm not sure how large the original was of this -but I'll find it and let you know. Thanks again!

Bits-n-Pieces on March 13, 2009

Thanks Mark and Guy!

Mark - I'm just heading out the door - I'll get in touch with you later today - Thanks again!

kamalyn on September 9, 2009

Hi Guy - I see your brother seems to have finally made it here for a visit, lolol!

someGuyinmasset on September 9, 2009

Yeah lucky devil! He said he loved the view from this park, he hadn't seen a building higher than a three-story house in years!

greatruns on March 15, 2010

Bits & Pieces-

I believe I contacted you a year ago about a running book I am writing. Well, we are replacing the original cover as we go to a second printing and so I am contacting you again. I really like your work, and was wondering whether you might have something of the Boston waterfront. Ideally,would somehow capture Boston, the water, running path of some sort. Have anything? Would be prepared to attribute appropriately of course or even compensate (modestly).


Bits-n-Pieces on March 16, 2010

Hi Mark - Thanks! I'm sending an e-mail to the address you'd forwarded last year.

greatruns on March 17, 2010

B&P- Have tried to send a couple of emails related to Piers Park photo. Did you receive? Thx

Bits-n-Pieces on March 18, 2010

Hi Mark - just got back, and have sent an e-mail. Thanks!

Adrián Romero on November 10, 2011

Me gusta mucho esta foto. Saludos desde Costa Rica.

Bits-n-Pieces on November 24, 2011

Thanks very much Adrian! It's one of the best views of Boston most people don't even know about, though nothing compared to the scenery in your country. But thanks to the commenter above you, this photo has its own little claim to fame !

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 30, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
    • Taken on 2007/06/24 12:36:26
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 8.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash