Yesterday as I’m leaving work I hear a brass band. I look around, and sure enough there’s a bunch of stiltwalkers from Bread and Puppet theatre walking through the square followed by a 20+ piece brass band. It was fantastic! Better yet was that they were parading through the square on their way to Cambridge Common for a free puppet circus.
The show was great fun – highly political/leftist – the puppets warned us about fracking, capitalism, war, vermont yankee, lockheed-martin… It was wonderful to see a huge, receptive crowd on the common for a message that would have been controversial in most of the country.
At the end they served bread and aioli (which was good, ’cause I was starving!)
I love these murals in Central Square
This guy was performing on church street the other day – I could hear him from my office!
Apparently Passim is doing free outdoor concerts in the alley off Church street once a week. This guy was the first show of the summer (didn’t catch his name)
I don’t mind the cold, so I’m not one of the ones griping about the temperature, and my garden is loving the rain, but I sure wouldn’t mind some sun one of these days. In the meantime, the city sure looks amazing at night with all the mist in the air. This is from Patsy’s balcony.
We spent some of the afternoon along the Charles for the dragonboat festival. There wasn’t a lot to see on the water, but there was tons of great street-food, a nice breeze, and fun performances – we didn’t stay too long, but we had a great time.
These two have their wedding coming up in September. They were in town for Nathaniel’s Harvard reunion, so we met in the yard to take some engagement photos.