I love, love, LOVE this week’s challenge topic! It allows me to share a bit of my “backstory,” a 21st century scratch on the wall about my urban roots.
A brief word re: the pictures below: NONE of them are my own. I discovered a wonderful photographer via Flickr, whose many shots so perfectly captured the urban environment, I had difficulty selecting the “best” ones!
I grew up in Everett, a working-class, blue-collar city adjacent to Boston. Our street, Fremont Ave, was situated near the top of Lawrence St., in a section known as Hospital Hill. From any backporch on the odd-numbered side of the street, you could see the entire Boston Skyline, the Shipyards, and Logan Airport. On exceptionally clear days, a tiny corner of Revere Beach was even visible!
Fremont Avenue is comprised of two-family homes. For 17 years my family rented in two different flats on this street. The yellow house in the photo below shows the second apartment we called home; we lived on the second floor. If you look between the houses, you’ll notice a bit of the urban skyline through the haze. :)
Now let me zoom out, so you get a feel for the densely settled urban area that is Metropolitan Boston North:
Mouse over the center of the above picture….When you see the word Whidden, you’re above my old house! :)
Wave and say Hi! ;)
Until next time…….
Again many thanks to Scleroplex for the great pictures!