YMCA

Keep it Local – Boston Ballet

I thought I had run out of 'Keep it Local' images but happened upon this one taken in November of last year.  Just as in yesterday's image of sunset over Leggs Hill, I again had my camera gear with me without any real intention of shooting.  I had gone to the Y to play squash and, on leaving turned and noted dancers at the beam overhead.  I quickly grabbed the camera and had time for this one image before the dancers moved off. I was struck by the contrast of these dancers against the facade of the building.  Black and [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:06:12+00:00July 27th, 2012|Categories: Keep it Local|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Goodbye YMCA

The 'old' YMCA was demolished this week to make room for new condominiums in town.  The Y opened in 1910 making it the oldest one on the North Shore.  It cared for a century of children in Marblehead but closed before I moved to town.  I had a chance to watch the demolition on Wednesday morning and snuck around to the side as the crew worked.  I found this still-standing door leading into the rays of light that were reflecting off the equipement and made stronger by the dust and debris in the air.  Seemed a perfect tribute to some [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:06:31+00:00January 12th, 2011|Categories: Landmark|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments