Monthly Archives: December 2009

Tick. Tock.

I grew up in Boston, and I’ve spent plenty of time walking through Downtown Crossing and the surrounding areas of the Freedom Trail. The Old South Meeting House was always something of an afterthought — just a building you’d happen to pass on the way from the Common to Faneuil Hall.

Monday, I was assigned to easily one of the coolest assignments I’ve had in a long time. A clocksmith by the name of David Hochstrasser was up in the steeple, restoring the clock to make sure everything was on time. It’s a painstaking process, I can imagine, and with all the gears involved, quite an impressive feat, and very cool for a history geek like me. Here’s some photos of him in action, plus a link to the Boston Herald’s story:

12.21.2009 — BOSTON — Clocksmith David Hochstrasser checks the time after restoring the steeple clock of the Old South Meeting House on Dec. 21, 2009. The restoration of clock, built in 1766 by Gawen Brown, involved no modifications save for a faceplate to commemorate the date of the project.


12.21.2009 — BOSTON — Clocksmith David Hochstrasser puts the final touches on his restoration of the clock in the steeple of the Old South Meeting House on Dec. 21, 2009. The restoration of clock, built in 1766 by Gawen Brown, involved no modifications save for a faceplate to commemorate the date of the project.


12.21.2009 — Clocksmith David Hochstrasser restored the steeple clock in the Old South Meeting House on Dec. 21, 2009. The restoration of clock, built in 1766 by Gawen Brown, who left his signature on this gear, involved no modifications save for a faceplate to commemorate the date of the project.

12.21.2009 — BOSTON — Clocksmith David Hochstrasser restored the steeple clock in the Old South Meeting House on Dec. 21, 2009. The restoration of clock, built in 1766 by Gawen Brown, involved no modifications save for a faceplate to commemorate the date of the project.

Women’s Hoops – Wright State at Boston College

Just a few photos from Sunday’s women’s basketball game between Wright State and Boston College. (Factoid: Wright State is in Dayton, Ohio.)

Despite all the snow falling from the sky, I end up getting the stuff that keeps me indoors between this game and the New Kids on the Block concert. Go figure!

12.20.2009 — CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Boston College forward Stefanie Murphy steals the ball from Wright State forward Erica Richardson at Conte Forum on Dec. 20, 2009.

12.20.2009 — CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Boston College forward Stefanie Murphy steals the ball from Wright State forward Erica Richardson at Conte Forum on Dec. 20, 2009.


12.20.2009 — CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Boston College guard Brittanny Johnson fights for a loose ball with Wright State guard Kanisha Ward at Conte Forum on Dec. 20, 2009.


12.20.2009 — CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Boston College guards Brittanny Johnson and Ayla Brown fight for a rebound against Wright State at Conte Forum on Dec. 20, 2009.

Extra Cheese

I’m sure a lot of my female friends will be quite jealous of my latest assignment from the Boston Herald. Went to the House of Blues to photograph The New Kids On The Block, in all their cheesy boy band glory. One thing is for sure, these guys love to perform!

12.20.2009 —€” BOSTON —€” Jordan Knight of The New Kids On The Block performs at the House Of Blues on Dec. 20, 2009.

12.20.2009 —€” BOSTON —€” Jordan Knight of The New Kids On The Block performs at the House Of Blues on Dec. 20, 2009.


12.20.2009 —€” BOSTON —€” Joey McIntyre of The New Kids On The Block performs at the House Of Blues on Dec. 20, 2009.

12.20.2009 —€” BOSTON —€” Joey McIntyre of The New Kids On The Block performs at the House Of Blues on Dec. 20, 2009.


12.20.2009 —€” BOSTON —€” The New Kids On The Block perform at the House Of Blues on Dec. 20, 2009.

12.20.2009 —€” BOSTON —€” The New Kids On The Block perform at the House Of Blues on Dec. 20, 2009.

Here’s a little flash gallery of a buttload of photos:


12-20-2009 New Kids On The Block – Images by Kelvin Ma

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