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Scenes from the Esplanade

Esplanade dock 2

In Boston, there’s a strip of parkland that runs along the Charles River. Known as the Esplanade, it sits on the northern edge of the Back Bay neighborhood. I visited it this past weekend for the first time all summer. I don’t know why it took me so long!

Footbridges from the Back Bay allow pedestrians and bicyclists to cross above busy Storrow Drive to the riverfront.

There’s also a narrow inlet of waterway between the Esplanade and the river, speckled with scenic footbridge views and lily pad patches.

Esplanade by Paula Ogier

Esplanade by Paula Ogier

The Esplanade has lovely views of Cambridge, situated just across the narrow river, and is a peaceful and green respite from daily city life (nice as that is).

Esplanade by Paula Ogier

Esplanade by Paula Ogier

The park has a good balance of open, airy spaces and shade trees.

Esplanade by Paula Ogier


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Photo credit: All photos by Paula Ogier

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Hi there. I’m Boston-based digital artist Paula Ogier. In this blog I write about about my art new works, projects in process, life in Boston, inspirations, ideas, and creative challenges. I live and work in Boston's South End neighborhood, in the enclave known as the SoWa Art + Design district. I'm fond of big cities, architecture, great imaginative spaces, food & drink, gardening, wandering around the city on foot, binge-watching well written shows, talking to cats, and of course, making and experiencing art. Artist website: Twitter: Paula Ogier Artworks My studio is at 450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 203.

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