Louisburg Square Beacon Hill Boston

Louisburg Square Beacon Hill Boston

Louisburg Square Beacon Hill Boston. Artwork for sale by Edward M. Fielding in prints, cards, framed prints, throw pillows and more. https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/boston

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Louisburg Square is a private square located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. It was named for the 1745 Battle of Louisbourg, in which Massachusetts militiamen led by William Pepperrell, who was made the first American baronet for his role, sacked the French Fortress of Louisbourg.

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Paramount Theater Boston

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The Paramount Theater Boston is a watercolor styled photograph by Edward M. Fielding and is available as prints, canvas prints, frame and matted wall art as well as various product variations.  Part of a portfolio of over 4,000 fine art photographs and artwork.

From Wikipedia:

The Paramount opened in 1932 as a 1700-seat, single-screen movie theatre. It was one of the first movie houses in Boston to play talking motion pictures. The theatre was named after its original owner, Paramount Pictures. It closed in 1976 and most of the Art Deco interior decoration was destroyed in the 1980s during the removal of asbestos.[1] In 1984, the building was designated a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission.

In 2002, Millennium Partners agreed to restore the Paramount’s facade, marquee, and vertical sign in exchange for city approval of their adjacent Ritz-Carlton Towers project. The city occasionally lights the sign at night. The city’s hopes that the site would be developed by the Cambridge-based American Repertory Theater were not fulfilled.

In April 2005, Emerson College announced plans to renovate the Paramount Theatre and build a performing arts facility in and around the original building. The $77 million project involved the renovation of the building and adjacent parcels of land into a complex containing a 550-seat theater, a Performance Development Center, a student residence hall, a 125-seat black box theater, a 170-seat film screening room, eight rehearsal studios ranging from 700 square feet (65 m2) to 1,900 square feet (180 m2), six practice rooms for individuals and small groups, a sound stage for film production classes, a scene shop, several classrooms, a restaurant, and up to a dozen offices for faculty and staff.

The project was completed in the fall of 2008.

Limited Time Promotions for Spring

Only five days left to take advantage of this limited time promotions

Spring is here and we have a few Limited Time Promotions with a spring theme.  Each special offer is good for the next five day and is limited to the first 25 collectors.  Each is a 16×20 canvas print of museum quality.

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  1. First Spring Daffodil Canvas Print

    by Edward Fielding

    Purchase a 16.00″ x 20.00″ stretched canvas print of Edward Fielding’s First Spring Daffodil for the promotional price of:

    $99

    http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=194442

  2. Spring Daffodil Flowers Canvas Print

    by Edward Fielding

    Purchase a 16.00″ x 20.00″ stretched canvas print of Edward Fielding’s Spring Daffodil Flowers for the promotional price of:

    $99

    http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=194444

  3. Springtime Boston Back Bay Canvas Print

    by Edward Fielding

    Purchase a 16.00″ x 20.00″ stretched canvas print of Edward Fielding’s Springtime Boston Back Bay for the promotional price of:

    $99

    http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=194445

 

Stretched Canvas Prints

Bring your artwork to life with the texture and depth of a stretched canvas print.   Your image gets printed on a premium glossy canvas and then stretched on a wooden frame of 1.5″ x 1.5″ stretcher bars.   All stretched canvases ship within one business day and arrive “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.

Fine Art America is one of the largest, most-respected giclee printing companies in the world with over 40 years of experience producing museum-quality prints.   All of our prints are produced on state-of-the-art, professional-grade Epson printers.   We use acid-free papers and canvases with archival inks to guarantee that your prints last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.

Corner Detail: Stretched canvas print with 1.5″ stretcher bars and mirrored image sides.   Also available with black sides and white sides.

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All work comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee. If you don’t love it, simply return it.

Limited time promotion: Use this discount coupon code for any artwork by Edward Fielding. ‘NRRMDM’

My work can be seen in homes and offices around the world as well as on the covers of bestselling novels and magazines. Over 800+ satisfied customers from this portfolio on Fine Art America and Pixels alone.

Memorial to Fallen Fire Fighters

I was happy to see a recent sale of my photograph of the fire fighter memorial taken last sprint in Boston’s Back Bay. I know it must be finding a home with one of our brave first responders.

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If you’ve seen it, you know its along the park on Commmonwealth Ave. I used to go to college on the other end of Commonwealth Ave at Boston University, but the memorial is in the back bay area which is closer to the Boston Common.

On June 17th, 1997 — the 25th anniversary of the Vendome fire — a monument was dedicated on the Commonwealth Avenue mall, a few yards from the site of the fire. The monument features a fireman’s helmet and coat cast in bronze draped over a low arc of dark granite. An inscription bears the timeline of the fire and the names of the men who died. One faces the site of the fire when reading the names.

The Hotel Vendome fire was the worst firefighting tragedy in Boston history. Nine firefighters were killed when part of the building collapsed, June 17, 1972. The Hotel Vendome was on the southwest corner of the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, in the Back Bay area of Boston.

The Vendome was a luxury hotel built in 1871 in Boston’s Back Bay, just north of Copley Square. A massive expansion was undertaken in 1881 according to plans by architect J. F. Ober and completed in 1882.

During the 1960s, the Vendome suffered four small fires. In 1971, the year of the original building’s centennial, the Vendome was sold. The new owners opened a restaurant called Cafe Vendome on the first floor, and began renovating the remaining hotel into condominiums and a shopping mall.

The building was largely empty the afternoon of Saturday June 17, 1972, save for a few people performing renovations. One of the workers discovered that a fire had begun in an enclosed space between the third and fourth floors, and at 2:35 pm rang Box 1571. A working fire was called in at 2:44, and subsequent alarms were rung at 2:46, 3:02, and 3:06. A total of 16 engine companies, five ladder companies, two aerial towers, and a heavy rescue company responded.

The fire was brought largely under control by 4:30 pm. Several crews, including Boston Fire Department Ladder 13 and Engines 22 and 32, remained on scene performing overhaul and cleanup. At 5:28pm, abruptly and without warning, all five floors of a 40-by-45 foot section at the southeast corner of the building collapsed, burying a ladder truck (Ladder 15) and 17 firefighters beneath a two-story pile of debris.

Occurring one day prior to the Father’s Day holiday, eight firemen were injured, and nine lost their lives in the worst firefighting disaster in Boston history (in terms of loss of firefighters). The men who were killed were:

Fire Fighter Thomas W. Beckwith
Fire Fighter Joseph F. Boucher
Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll
Fire Fighter Charles E. Dolan
Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, Jr.
Fire Fighter John E. Jameson
Fire Fighter Richard B. Magee
Fire Fighter Paul J. Murphy
Fire Fighter Joseph P. Saniuk

Brave men working to protect the lives and properties of the rest of us.

Boston Watercolors

Boston Watercolors – Scenes of Historic Back Bay and Beacon Hill

It’s easy to understand why the Back Bay is one of America’s most desirable neighborhoods. Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue are lined with unique shops, trendy restaurants and vintage homes, making the Back Bay an extremely fashionable destination for Boston residents and visitors. In fact, it’s not uncommon to spot celebrities strolling up and down these picturesque streets. This bustling neighborhood also houses the two tallest members of Boston’s skyline, the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower, in addition to architectural treasures such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.

These watercolor images of the Back Bay and Beacon hill areas of Boston by artist/photographer Edward M. Fielding are available for purchase as prints via Pixels. com.  Just click on an image for more information.

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“Boston is noted for its cobblestone streets, but, truth be told, most of them are not made of cobblestones. How could this happen? Well, a “cob” in Old English was a rounded mass or lump. Boston’s soil was loaded with these “cobs”, so it was natural we would do whatever we had to do to get rid of as many as possible – from building stone walls to ballast in ships to, you guessed it, paving material. To put many together roughly was to “cobble”. This begat “cobblestone” paving. Many of Old Boston’s streets were made with these “cobblestones”, exactly as we took them out of the ground. This led to many uneven surfaces, broken wheels, and, of course, massive complaints. The problems with the irregular features of the cobblestones led to the creation in the 19th century of “setts”, which were granite stones cut into more or less regularly-shaped rectangles and made the street paving surface much more even. “Setts” became the standard for Boston streets during the 1800’s. However, guidebooks have continued to call these new-fangled paving blocks “cobblestones” as well, but now you know that this is not correct. The only place that TRUE cobblestones are still around in any significant quantity is up in Beacon Hill. Their most famous location is on Acorn Street, which is one of the most photographed parts in the city. But you’ll also see them in some of the worn-down exposed areas of Louisburg Square and close by on a few driveways along Mount Vernon Street. Acorn Street runs between Willow and West Cedar Streets. Willow Street continues on to Louisburg Square. You can then turn right on Mount Vernon Streets and see some of the cobblestone driveways on the left. “

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Flowering trees of spring in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood. Fine art by Edward M. Fielding

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Louisburg Square is a private square located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. It was named for the 1745 Battle of Louisbourg, in which Massachusetts militiamen led by William Pepperrell, who was made the first American baronet for his role, sacked the French Fortress of Louisbourg.

The square itself is a small grassy oval surrounded by a wrought-iron fence; access is generally not available. There is a statue of Columbus at the north end and of Aristides the Just at the south end.

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Swan boats take tourist for a ride around the pond in the Boston Public Gardens next to the Boston Common is Back Bay area of Boston. Fine art by Edward M. Fielding

 

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More magnolia trees will be blossoming along Back Bay streets next spring as the Garden Club of the Back Bay celebrates its 50th anniversary by selling and planting 50 magnolia trees throughout the neighborhood.

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