Boston Photos

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This is a collection of some of my favorite Boston photos that I hope you will like as much as I do.  Some are quite small, while others are mural-sized.

These photos make excellent housewarming gifts, graduation gifts, and other special occasion gifts such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and birthdays. 

You may also want to use them for your own decor.  Hang your favorite view of the Boston skyline over your desk at gazing level for when your eyes need to focus on something other than your computer.  Use a mural-sized photo of Fenway Park for instant impact in your living room or your teenager's bedroom.

These Boston photos are offered through Art.com (just click on the link) and can be bought framed or unframed.   Most are available in 2 or more sizes.

Need more info?  You'll find a couple of FAQs at the bottom of this page, as well as suggestions about where to buy Boston photos in the city.

 

Fenway Park Photos

Boston Red Sox fans will love this photo of Fenway Park, surrounded by the Charles River with Back Bay (see the Hancock Tower and Pru Tower?) and Downtown Boston in the background.  You can even see the iconic Citgo sign at the left.   This is the perfect Boston gift for your great aunt who has attended every home game since 1942 - as well as for anyone else who's a Red Sox fan (or fanatic).

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Boston - All Star Game at Fenway
Mike Smith
28"x22" Fine Art Print
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Or maybe you love the Sox so much that you want to feel like you live at Fenway.  What you need is a mural-sized photo - 4' x 6', or even bigger!  It goes without saying that this can make a blah and boring room look fabulous!  It's also perfect for a teen's bedroom.

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Fenway Park, Red Sox Game, Boston, MA
David Jentz
72"x48" Wall Mural
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Boston Skyline Photos and Panoramas

The next few photos show panoramic views - a terrific way to see a whole swath of the city at once. Display just one of these panoramas, or combine 2 or 3 as a set.

This first view by James Blakeway is actually an art print.

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Boston, Massachusetts
James Blakeway
40"x14" Fine Art Print
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This next Boston photo looks up the Charles River to the west.   You can see Community Boating's boathouse, docks, and sailboats in the foreground at the left, and a glimpse of Beacon Hill behind them.  Toward the middle is the glass-clad Hancock Tower - don't you love how it reflects the clouds and sky?  The skyscraper to the right is Prudential Tower.

My best guess is that the photographer took this photo from the Longfellow Bridge.  Between vehicle traffic, the T's Red Line, and a very narrow pedestrian walk way, that's a dicey spot to photograph from - don't try it unless you have nerves of steel (and good life insurance).

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High Angle View of a River, Charles R...
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This next photo was taken from the east (looking west toward the city) just after sunrise.  The light at that hour washes the city with a golden hue.  This is one of my favorite times to see and photograph Boston.

After the light shifts around mid-day, the granite and marble-faced buildings look grayer. 

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Sunrise, Skyline, Boston, Massachuset...
Panoramic Images
24x8 Photographi...
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This view of Boston taken from the Inner Harbor also shows the city skyline in the early morning light.  This wonderful photograph is available in 10 different sizes.  The 64" x 48" size would be exceptionally dramatic in the right setting.


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Boston Skyline, MA
Kindra Clineff
64x48 Photograph...
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This dramatic panoramic photo of Back Bay in early evening is made even more dramatic by its size - but even larger sizes are available. It could provide a strong focal point in any room.

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Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Panoramic Images
60x20 Photograph...
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Most cities look dramatic at night - and especially Boston (ok, so I'm a little biased).  This photo really captures the beauty of Boston after dark, especially the way the lights reflect in the water.

You'll see the Charles River in the foreground - you can barely make out the Community Boating boathouse toward the left.  The low mound just beyond the river is Beacon Hill (is that the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House near the middle?), with the tall buildings of Downtown Boston and the Financial District in the background.



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Buildings Lit Up at Night, Boston, Ma...
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42x14 Photograph...
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Photos of Boston Neighborhoods

Boston photos that capture neighborhoods, streets, or small scenes of city life always hold a lot of appeal. 

If you've tried taking photos yourself of some of these areas, you know how hard it can be to capture what you see with the camera, especially if the light isn't quite right, traffic and parked cars don't cooperate (sometimes when taking photos for this website, I feel like I'm mostly photographing parked cars). 

This photo of Newbury Street captures the architectural lines of the mellow Victorian buildings along with the early autumn foliage and clear blue sky.


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City Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Izzet Keribar
16x12 Photograph...
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This next Boston photo, taken in early fall, shows Acorn Street in Beacon Hill - supposedly the most photographed scene in America.  I've photographed this same scene many times . . . and trust me, this one is MUCH better!

This Beacon Hill photograph, which also comes in many sizes, would be a wonderful gift for anyone who lives or has lived in here - or for you if you've visited and fallen in love with the charming 18th century neighborhood.

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Cobblestone Street and Hi...
John Merrill
36x48 Phot...
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The next 2 Boston photos are by different photographers, but would make a nice pair showing the contrast between the 19th century brownstones and the glittering new buildings making up the city skyline behind the Downtown Boston Waterfront.   Buy the 10" x 8" size (under $15 each), an inexpensive frame (go to Ikea for options for $10 and under), and you'll have a striking set to use as a gift . . . or for yourself.


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Boston Brownstones
Kathryn Smith
10x8 Photographi...
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Boston Harbor
Wade Brooks
10x8 Photographi...
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Boston Public Garden Photographs

Here is another terrific pairing of Boston photos - the Public Garden's Lagoon in the snow, and spring tulips in the Public Garden with the Lagoon in the background.

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Public Gardens After Snow, Boston, MA
Paul Bruneau
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Tulips, Boston Public Garden, MA
Alyx Kellington
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FAQs about Boston Photos

Here are a couple of questions that I've received about how to frame Boston photos - and my answers.  (Please note - I have no design expertise - someone who does could probably give better answers!)

Q.  Which is better - buying a photo framed or unframed? 

A.  If you're giving one of these Boston photos as a gift, adding a frame is a nice touch.  Art.com discounts the price a bit, and is probably somewhat cheaper than having the framing done in a local frame shop.  (Don't forget, you need matting and glass also.) 

If the print is for you, is a fairly standard size (like 16" x 20"), and you want to save some money, you can find nice, inexpensive frames at Ikea.  They tend to be either black or white, and come with matting and glass.  If you want the frame to be a different color (I tend to like gold), buy an unfinished wood frame at a crafts store such as Michael's and paint it yourself.

Q.  Does Art.com sell frames for the murals?

A.  Not that I'm aware of.  However, I have seen one of these framed in someone's house.  They said that they bought the print on-line (I don't know whether it was from Art.com or somewhere else) and took it to a local framing shop to have it dry-mounted.  Then they went to a lumber yard, bought picture frame molding, made a frame (they had the lumber yard miter the corners, so this was easier than it sounds), and painted the frame gold with a sort of antiqued finish. 

They propped the framed photo mural (it was about 4' x 6', plus the frame) on a low table in their front hall with a mirror in the opposite room positioned to reflect it - very attractive!

 

Where to Buy Boston Photos in Boston

If you're in Boston, look for photos of Boston in these places:

 



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