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Boston 2012


 Boston :: Trip 2

Images from the 2nd Boston Trip.

Mostly from Honk Fest, a street party with lots of bands and the march from Davis to Harvard.

Bilder vom zweiten Boston Aufenthalt. Die meisten sind vom Honk Fest, einer grossen Strassenparty in Davis und Harvard.

1st Boston Trip :: Mobile phone images

:: 39 images :: Boston :: 2012


Santa Monica, Ca.

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The 16 lane highway from the Airport to Santa Monica. I already hate driving in L.A. despite never having had to drive here.

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Ocean Avenue on Santa Monica Beach. It looks so familiar from hundreds of TV shows or movies.


Below: Pretty impressive view. The beach is pretty wide and deep. The waves looked alright as well. I'm sure some parts away from the tourists can be very nice.

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Above: the parrot guy threw one of the smaller parrots towards people. The parrot seemed to enjoy it.

A bridge from Ocean Avenue to the beach. Unfortunately there is a main highway dividing the beach from Santa Monica. I'm sure they don't think anymore that this was a good idea.

Boston City

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An outdoor bookshop in the shopping area.

Back in Boston. This time I got an apartment in Kendall right next to M.I.T. Just around the corner from Microsoft and Google. With 2 nice cafes within 100m of the building.

Google maps ...

Boston College Football

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College Football. Look at the amount of musicians here. No wonder that a lot of good bands come from the U.S.

Germany could use a music tradition like that. But Germans are so scared of not doing the right thing that they become almost paralysed and often don't do anything instead.


the Cheerleaders are not just girls by the way. Although most of them are.

Chris, Geoff and James.

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Football, how they call it here. It's a bit like chess. They talk a lot and give a lot of hand gestures. Then they play for 30 seconds or less and the procedure starts again. This goes on for 4 hours. If you are an impatient person, don't go to a game.

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If something happens the whole crowd starts roaring. Quite simular to the baseball games. The atmosphere is peaceful, not aggressive. This doesn't seem to be an aggressive sport like Australian Rugby is.

Davis

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A really nice Diner in Davis. Davis is a suburb near Harvard. It's very pretty and it has a lot of sub culture. Very much like Kreuzberg in Germany.

Honk! 2012

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This is actually the end of the march in Harvard. So this image is out of order.

Honk! festival website ...

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The festival started in Davis. Multiple stages showed the bands in turns. Every band played for maybe an hour and then another band played. A pretty big party.

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These guys were really good. They had a lot of fun and transferred it to the audience. I also liked their outfit.

Honk! March from Davis to Harvard.

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Images is from the big march next day. All the bands assembled in Davis and marched to Harvard.

Didn't we all like the vuvuzelas during the world cup in South Africa. Well - they are not that bad in small dozes. I'm surprised that the spell check accepted the word vuvuzela.

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I took a lot of photos obviously and most people really smiled and posed for the shot. People are very friendly here in this part of the U.S. Friendly not in an annoying but in a smart way.

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Lungs Face Feet. They were on of the best bands.

YouTube video channel ...

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Approved!

 

One thing in restaurants that I found very strange: An entrée is a main in Boston. If you want an actual entrée you need to look for starters. I have no clue why they call a main an entrée. There are a lot of French here.

Redbones Barbeque Davis ...

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