Weekly Photo Challenge – Opposites

Boston-7Boston, Massachusetts.

This week Ben Huberman challenges us to make two opposing elements come together in one photo. This photo immediately came to mind. Before I describe the conflict, you may note the unusual tardiness in my challenge post this week. Late yesterday we returned from a nine-day trip. I’ve been pretty scarce here and my other social media haunts.

Back to the topic at hand, you can read Ben’s entire challenge post here. My response to the challenge features the Old South Meeting House, the launching site for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. In the background we see portions of a modern skyscraper obviously built in the 20th century. Boston is a study in time contrasts, a modern city that’s been around since the 17th century. Fortunately much of our country’s early history is preserved and people walk the Freedom Trail every day to immerse themselves in the early history of the United States.

What better image to feature on the eve of July Fourth, the 240th anniversary of our nation.

John Steiner


  1. Sweet! I find it amusing the revolution began in Faneuil hall and was soon occupied by the Brits as a form of eff you… At least until G Washington, duped them by getting the high ground in Dorchester under cover of cannon fire. Then standing there a perceived threat as the colonists were bluffing because they were out o’ ammo…

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