It’s not even called the Hancock building anymore, is it? Didn’t they change it to something generic? I don’t know.
Anyway, I am going to repost a picture I took last night in order to explain why I took it. Picture it: May 2006. I was in Boston for… something. I think I was doing what the Flickr folks call “photowalking” which is just wandering around taking pictures. I was on Clarendon Street in the Back Bay and I took what is arguably the best picture I’ve ever taken:
Flickr doesn’t think it’s my best, but it got a couple of thousand views when I originally posted it in the pre-iOS app days. That’s pretty cool. I think it might be my best because it’s still the only picture I’ve taken that does not include the kids that people have suggested I print and hang on the wall. I think two people suggested that. Maybe one. I don’t know how many, but I know it happened.
Last night I drove into the city straight from work. Jen and the kids took an Uber to a Commuter Rail station and rode the rails in from there. We were all in the Back Bay but we hadn’t met up yet. I was there, the building was there, I had my new iPhone 11 Pro Max (which is still a LOT to type) and I took this picture simply as a goofy remembrance of that day in 2006 when me and my little Kodak point-and-shoot took a winner.
Suffice to say, it doesn’t work nearly as well at night.
There you go. Now you know what I was thinking and why I posted this picture last night. Now we can all move on with our 2020.
Happy New Year.
Addendum: It’s not called the Hancock Tower anymore, it’s just called 200 Clarendon Street.