The Game

It was a beautiful spring day in the city today. I came across these guys engaged in a pretty intense chess match.

Chess Jeff Baumgart

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Going Wide in Downtown Clinton, MA

A few entries back, I posted some photos of Gloucester, MA taken with my new Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. While this was a fun lens, I decided to return it and get the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 ultra wide angle instead. This is much more versatile, has a great wide angle range, and is also fun to shoot with. I will also get more use out of it for shooting video. Anyways, I took it out this afternoon to downtown Clinton, MA. I love coming here, so many interesting things to shoot, and just the next town over.

Clinton, MA

Clinton, MA

Clinton, MA

Clinton, MA

Clinton, MA

Clinton, MA

Clinton, MA

Clinton, MA

Historic West Boylston, MA

From 1896 through 1905, West Boylston, MA saw the construction of the Wachusett Reservoir. Unfortunately, this resulted in the destruction of mills, farms, and homes as the valley was flooded by the new reservoir. The only structure left standing in that valley was the Old Stone Church which was completed in 1892. This was actually the second structure built on that location, replacing an earlier building finished in 1832. In 1973, the Old Stone Church was declared a National Landmark. It’s a great location for photos, especially the creepy interior.

Old Stone Church West Boylston

Old Stone Church interior

Drink – Boston, MA

Drink is probably the best place in Boston for hand crafted cocktails. With no signage of any kind outside, you would not even notice it existed without knowing the address, 348 Congress St., Boston, MA.  Concrete and metal make up the simple, but classy interior. The bartenders here are very skilled and love what they do. I liked how they were eager to explain the drinks and the process and help out with a cocktail choice. This is a great place to get something out of the ordinary, something you would not be able to easily duplicate at home. I shot a few video clips while sitting at the bar.