Sunday, April 28, 2013

Normalcy slowly returning. Part two slideshow.

I guess it's alright to exhale a bit. It turns out two more people I work with actually knew the younger bomber from school and the neighborhood, brings this whole terrible episode a bit closer to home. Still things have to move on. I've personally had a busy week. Nothing bad, just a lot of stuff to do. I visited one of my sisters a few nights ago. She lives close by. As I waited for my sister to answer the door a cute cat came up the stairs. My sister answered the door and said the cat belonged to the people who live on the second floor.

"I'm sorry I can't let you in sweetie." said my sister. She then rang the second floor doorbell and we went inside. I then thought, "I would like to see the look on their faces when they open the door and find the cat sitting there."

I knew I had more pictures of Boston but it would take a while to sort through and and pick pictures to consider. I also used this as a way to unwind before I went to bed. It was nice to re-visit these places again. We would take these little trips from time to time. It was usually Arlene and I though it could be with my friend Dave.
One day a couple of years Dave and I found that we both had nothing to do so we decided to go into Boston via public transportation and hit the observation deck of Prudential Building. Some of those pictures are here. Other day, well afternoon trips really, are here as well. A trip to the North End. The original Boston before all the landfill happened. It is old Boston and Boston's "little Italy". There's a combination of historic (Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church ect.) and a European feel. It's an area filled with restaurants, Italian food stores, cafe's and pastery shops. It's a special place to me personally despite the narrow streets and non existing parking. My uncle had a store there and now my cousin is running it. You'll never have a bad meal here no matter which restaurant you choose and there are plenty.

Arlene and I hopped a bus one winters day and went to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Great museum. I included pictures from a walk around the campus. Here's the video.

   So things are begining to settle down but it's still all very fresh. Ok it's time to get on with the day. It's been a beautiful day this whole blog has taken me a while.

I'm outta here.


  1. I really appreciate the effort you have made to make this video as well as the first one. VERY interesting and educational for me. Thank you.

  2. Awesome slide show Paul. Thanks for including my bridge!! The pastries made me hungry!
    I watched this in full screen and the images are beautiful. I would recommend anyone who watches the video to watch it full screen.
    I am so very glad that things are becoming a bit more normal for you!

  3. Just awesome video. Beth is right. Full screen is the way to watch it. Thanks for all the time you put into it to share with us. Glad things are getting back to normal there (that is as normal can be after that).

  4. LOVE the video. Always have enjoyed them.

    So glad you're feeling more like it, so to speak. I even thought about you on my weekend in Charlotte.

  5. Enjoyed your post Paul and what a Fab Video.