The new year began for me on the top of Old North Church. Once we made our way onto a balcony outside of the bell tower, I noted these decorative posts dotting the balcony. The view reminded me of one seen from Notre Dame of gargoyles watching down over the city with the Eiffel tower in the distance. Seeing Abbot Hall in the far right edge of the scene cemented that image and I sought to capture the image with that in mind. I took another set of pictures without the post but preferred this composition.