Breakfast at the Paramount

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Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. I was visiting my daughter and she took me to the Paramount Restaurant in South Boston. The food was great, a grilled chorizo Omelette.

I got a chuckle out of their seating policy too.

Grilled Chorizo Omelette
Grilled Chorizo Omelette
Seating Policy
Seating Policy

I often take photos of food and realized that if I could sell at least one, it might set me up for a life of leisure.

Heaven or Hell

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I chose a few photos from the 2012 Boston Marathon for a Sunday Photo Theme. These street evangelists were standing in the family gathering area near Trinity Church.

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A Visit to Whole Foods Market

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Good morning, did you have your breakfast yet? Today’s photo theme is #FoodFriday.  Food is a great subject for photography, besides sustaining our life it has  wonderful colors, texture and shapes. I usually have my camera with me when I’m at a restaurant or market knowing that the food will be presented in a visually appealing way.

These photos were taken at a Whole Foods Market in Boston while shopping with my daughter.


Pickled Peppers

Greek Olives
Greek Olives and Feta cheese
A perfect mix, tomatoes, basil and mozarella
Whole Earth Foods
Not sure if this is sweet or pickled
red vegetable
Sweet or Pickled? I don’t know
Quite a selection of cheeses
Stuffed dates “Made right here”
Wheat Grass
Some folks claim this is all you have to eat to survive. A while back I went to a health fair and the woman promoting didn’t look very healthy. All things in moderation.
No thank you, watercress and 13 other greens  are much more nutritious (and taste better)

Mayor Thomas Michael Menino dies at age 71

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The Honorable Thomas Menino – (Dec 27, 1942 – October 30, 2014)

I had the opportunity to meet Mayor Menino at the 118th Boston Marathon
At the time he was undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Dana -Farber Cancer Institute, yet he was in attendance for the Marathon.

It was obvious how well liked the Mayor was. I was listening to the folks that would come up to talk with him.

The 118th Marathon was especially poignant in the aftermath of the 2013 bombing
This photos shows the storefront of Lenscrafters at 699 Boylston Street, still boarded up a year later.
many victims and first responders ran in the race.

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118th Boston Marathon

Boston Strong was the rallying cry and the Marathon showed the  resilience of this great city, with a great comeback after the bombings of 2013
For the first time in over 30 years an American,  Meb Keflezighi finished the marathon with the incredible time of 2:08:37
However we were not for Meb but for our daughter who ran with an enormous group of dedicated runners
My daughter enjoying a cold beer and some “shuffle fries” at the Lincoln Pub in Southie
Post Race

Father – Daughter moment

Coming in Strong at the finish line

The finish line area had extra security with bag checks and magnetometer wands

Lots of press in evidence. Look it’s Telemundo

Some street musicians livened it up

Huge crowds of people produce huge amounts of …

At least they tried

It was quite warm on Marathon Monday, bad for runners great for kids

Boston Marathon

One of Sunday’s  photo themes is #SculptureSunday and I’m sharing some of my daughter’s photos. She has been busy training for the run on April 21st. Getting out early in the morning and running along Castle Island.

Looking forward to this event.
One for #SculptureSunday
Boston Strong!
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