I made a trip to Boston a few weeks ago, to visit some professors and other customers. (And a few friends.)
One evening, I was stuck in traffic, inching along next to Boston’s Museum of Science. I decided to stop in for one very photography-related reason… because it was so heavily influenced by photographer, mountaineer, and cartographer Bradford Washburn, director of the museum for over 40 years.
If you look for it, you can find a small exhibit at the museum about Brad and Barbara Washburn. I recommend finding it.
I also had the pleasure of being in Lowell, Massachusetts for one day of the Lowell Folk Festival. Wow, this was a great event, and I wish I could have stayed for the whole weekend. I heard several great bands, including The Steep Canyon Rangers, Plena Libre, The Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Bua, and others.
Here’s a photo of the main stage at the Lowell National Historical Park, with the Steep Canyon Rangers playing.
They shut down several square blocks of downtown, and have a variety of stages with music going constantly. And the food! Lots of tents with a wide variety of good food. If you’re near Lowell in late July, I highly recommend experiencing the festival.