Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: June 26, 2013

Love Lock

In honor of the death of DOMA today: All you need is love.

And is Boston getting its own love locks hot spot? In Seoul, Paris, Rome, New York Chicago, ( maybe DC?) and many others, “lovahs” flock to landmarks to place a padlock – sometimes with names, dates, or quotes written on them – to symbolize and commemorate their love.

And I’ve been noticing more and more locks appearing on the fence by Hynes Convention Center T stop on my commute – much like these heart-shaped ones seen here, taken by We Love Beantown’s own Alex Dupnik. Maybe they were put there on a double love lock date!

Share your love lock story: Have you and your lovah placed a padlock in a famous city or at a famous site? Plan to place one at the Mass. Ave fence yourself? Snap a photo if you do for our Flickr group!

Back Bay, Things to Do

The Perfect Mile: Architecture Walking Tour of Boston University East to Central

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In this installment of our Architecture Walking Tours, we head to another college’s campus, Boston University.

I invite you to walk along the line of the map I provided, and you will get to see some interesting hidden streets and buildings along the way and encounter many more sites than I pinned on the map. As we found in our Architecture Walking Tour of MIT, Boston University, also has a remarkable collection of artwork; green pins are outdoor sculptures.

You can print out the map, or use it on your smart phone. Using Safari to get access to Google Maps on your Android or iPhone will be the best way to follow the map on your phone.

Please let me know if I missed any of your favorite sites!

Let’s start this trip at Kenmore station.

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Back Bay, Quickly Around Town

Signs of Spring: Duck Tours Rolling in Back Bay

Now spring is really here: Duck Tours have started prowling the Back Bay.

On the heels of last week’s Hubway spotting, a Boston Duck Tours duck was spotted turning from Arlington St. onto St. James Ave. in the Back Bay. The duck, allegedly Kenmore Karla, had one passenger and appeared to be on a test run.

All natives prep for tourist season  spring.

In January, the Globe’s Yvonne Abraham called for an official Massachusetts seasonal animal oracle to counter Punxsutawny Phil, Buckeye Chuck and others. After today, we place a vote for Dorchester Duck.