Boston August 29, 2017
These 15 Aerial Views Of Boston Will Leave You Mesmerized
We know that Boston’s architecture is appealing – especially its skyline. However, the city acquires a magical kind of beauty when viewed from above. An aerial perspective also helps us to better understand Boston, its neighborhoods, and how everything fits together. The more you look at these 15 aerial photographs, the more unexpected details emerge – they’re truly mesmerizing.
1. This shot manages to capture two beloved symbols of Boston: Fenway Park and the Citgo sign.
2. The expanse of the Charles River gently curves towards the sunset.
3. Sometimes shots captured from plane windows turn out spectacularly well!
4. Taken from the Skywalk Observatory, this image reveals the city dusted with snow and an icy Charles River.
5. The streaked lights of the traffic at dusk fade when compared to the beacon that is Fenway. Can you spot the buildings reflected in the river?
6. A unique perspective on Boylston Street that captures part of Trinity Church and the front of Boston Public Library, across Copley Square.
7. This image was captured by a drone, above Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. The land used to belong to one large estate known as "Windy Top." The views from the park’s hill are great, but those from the air are even better
8. In the foreground, the BU Bridge, which was built in 1928, steals your attention. Is anyone else surprised by the lack of traffic on Storrow Drive?!
9. Boston looks like an extremely complicated Lego masterpiece from this high up!
10. An image captured by drone over Arlington. It draws your eye directly to the ocean on the horizon.
11. The Parkman Bandstand looks totally different when viewed from an aerial point of view. This perspective also highlights the geometric patterns formed by the paths on the Common.
12. A lovely, sandy shot of Winthrop.
13. It’s easy to forget that, at one point, Fort Independence wasn’t joined to the mainland. Built in 1801, the fort is an interesting and scenic place to explore today.
14. The surreal light in this shot gives Cambridge a futuristic feel at night.
15. The John Hancock Tower was designed to reflect the buildings around it; the shimmering lights and soft blue hues of this shot are stunning.
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