Thursday, January 12, 2012
This is a walkway overlooking Bayside and Back Bay. The design was what really caught my attention. This city used to be covered with these on most main streets, now just a scattering of spots remain as relics of a past time. Riding your bike down Stevens Avenue was quite a bumpy proposition and your trip home often ended with cuts and bruises. I still remember the day, while sitting on our Stevens lawn eating a picnic lunch, that trucks lined up and covered the street with thick, gooey, strong smelling tar. The cobblestones disappeared forever. Well, at least for my forever, they were gone.