To kick off my vacation week, on Saturday Catherine and I took the commuter rail into Boston for a day of photographic adventure together. Catherine was taking photos using Rebecca’s Canon PowerShot SD750 compact camera, while I was taking photos on both my iPhone 4s and my Nikon D80 DSLR.
We started off at Beverly Depot, where we watched for our train to come and practiced taking some pictures. One of my suggestions was that we try taking pictures of the same things and seeing how they compared. Here is one example:
Catherine's photo of the commuter rail map
Papa's photo of the map
Next, we enjoyed a short ride on the commuter rail from Beverly to Lynn.
Catherine on the train
In Lynn, we had to get off the train and get onto a bus into Boston, as they are doing bridge work on the weekends.
Catherine's hair blowin' on the bus
The route through Lynn was, as one might expect, quite slow and filled with traffic. At one point, the bus was caught in traffic behind what was apparently a massive traffic accident that had happened earlier. We waited for about half an hour as emergency vehicles squeezed around us on all sides and the bus tried to get around the traffic. Finally the bus had to do a u-turn and backtrack to Route 1 in Revere, and take that into the city. Here’s a photo of the commotion.
We did finally get into the city, about 45 minutes later than intended. We got onto the Orange line at North Station and took it to State Street, where we got out to have lunch at Chipotle.
Catherine on the Orange line platform at North Station
Chipotle in Downtown Crossing
Catherine took this picture of the truck that delivers her "favorite fruit snacks"
Catherine enjoys her Chipotle
Next, we took a walk through Downtown Crossing on our way to the Common. Catherine saw this funny sign for a Mexican restaurant and thought she should take a picture of it. So I did, too.
We made our way to the Common, where Catherine got a balloon flower from a vendor near the playground. She later told me this was her favorite part of the day.
Catherine and her balloon
Next we headed over to the Make Way For Ducklings sculpture, which for some reason had the ducklings dressed up as superheroes.
Catherine and the ducklings
At this point, Catherine was ready to head home, so we headed back to North Station where Catherine got a little treat.
Catherine and the Yummy Donut
Thankfully, the trip home was much less eventful. We both had a great time on our little adventure.
A good day