Thursday, November 13, 2014

The sun, the sea

I am getting quite used to not working. I will have to go back next Tuesday, but it's still not bad doing it part time. This off time has allowed me to take of things that I've been meaning to do but never did. Not everything of course. I donated some clothes that I just don't wear anymore. Thrown stuff out re-organized things. Just don't get the idea that I'm killin' myself. I'm not.

I was also reorganizing some of the photos I've taken over the last 8 years. I found a bunch I had taken back in 2008. I got up early and drove to the ocean to get some sunrise shots. Revere Beach is maybe 6 or 7 miles east of here. We went there when we were kids. It used to be a hot place with amusements, bars, games, food, clubs. When I went in the 60's and the early 70's Revere Beach's heyday was long behind it. Still it was a fun place. I loved the dodgem's, the wild mouse but I never went on the Ferris wheel. It looked and was, old and rickety. It was. It's all condos and apartments now. The are a few restaurants and a club or two but that's it.

Then there is the airport in East Boston just up the road apiece. The planes fly low here.


There were quiet a few pictures so I made this video. The music is the same I used last week because it was still on my computer and it fit the length of the video. It's laid, back Latin tempo also fits the pace of the pictures. Though the song mentions sunsets, these are all sunrise pictures. Who cares? It's all about imagination anyway. Plus I really like this Jack Bruce tune.

And then there were the video clips. I was more or less alone with very few cars. Just me and the seagulls.

There are lot's of photos and it's neat looking back at some of the local areas I've visited. Revere Beach is hardly a popular tourist destination, though in it's day it was a hot spot for New Englanders and locals, not to mention sailors on leave. Until a few weeks ago there was horse racing and until a few years ago, a dog track. A casino may be built in the neighboring city so those gambling venues will be replaced with a different gambling venue.  It's not a very glamorous place but it's still neat to have an ocean beach about 6 miles away.

There are more discs to reorganize and pictures to look at. It's fun and at the moment (until next week) I don't have much to do.

Well I've spent enough time on this post...
I'm outta here.


  1. Boston Boy, Don't you feel good even getting rid of things you no longer want? I sure need to do some closet cleaning myself. I have gone through boxes of picture taken since I was young. I have given many to the people in them. Told them it's time for their kids and grandkids to have them. I always thought I would want all my picture to look at over and over....but if I dwell on them, I get the blues. Can't have my daughters little again or the grandkids. It's almost painful at times. Hope you are feeling much better. We are to have snow this weekend...bummer. I just don't care for winter any more. It I thought it would only last a couple months I could deal with it. LOL. Take care my friend, xoxo,Susie

  2. blessings...
    Good for you, taking the time to declutter and relax.
    I got to do some of that myself.
    love the sunsets....
    i guess if you can afford to work part-time and still maintain a decent standard of living then it might be something to consider.

    thanks for the visuals.
    Have a blessed week.

  3. Striking! Love your new blog header by the way!!

  4. Stopping by to say hi. love, Beth

  5. You are surely using your time away from the job to good use. In fact, looking back can be rejuvenating and fun. Keep making videos - they are both entertaining and informative for us - out here -

  6. Great shots Paul..Love your video's .