Monthly Archives: July 2010

Hot Streak

So since I last covered the Boston Breakers, these ladies have been on quite a tear, winning three straight games in July, culminating with Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Washington Freedom.

This was a pretty fun game, with the Breakers outplaying the Freedom for the most part, getting it done with a strong possession game, solid passing and excellent movement off the ball — just the kind of technical soccer I like to see! And definitely a far cry from the long-ball fest I covered at the Revolution a few weeks ago.

Here’s a few from the Breakers’ convincing win Sunday:

7.18.2010 — BOSTON — Boston Breakers striker Lauren Cheney gets a push from Washington's Cat Whitehill in Boston's 2-1 win on July 18, 2010.

7.18.2010 — BOSTON — Boston Breakers defender Ifeoma Dieke wins a header against Washington's Kristi Eveland in Boston's 2-1 win on July 18, 2010.

7.18.2010 — BOSTON — Boston Breakers midfielder Lindsay Tarpley congratulates midfielder Jordan Angeli on her game-winning goal against Washington in their 2-1 win on July 18, 2010. Angeli scored off Tarpley's deflected header attempt.

7.18.2010 — BOSTON — Boston Breakers midfielder Jordan Angeli, facing, is mobbed by teammates after her game-winning goal against Washington in their 2-1 win as Washington midfielder Brittany Bock walks past on July 18, 2010.

Basho

I had another “Diners Dining” assignment for the Boston Herald last week at a new restaurant across the street from Fenway Park. “Hip” is only the beginning when describing the decor of Basho Japanese Brasserie — What the heck is a “Brasserie” anyway? The interior made for some interesting pictures, and of course, the food looked delicious. Can’t ask for a better combination than that!

Here’s a few from the assignment.

7.11.2010 — BOSTON — Sushi chefs prepare some sushi rolls in front of an elaborately lit backdrop at Basho Japanese Brasserie on Boylston Street on July 11, 2010.


7.11.2010 — BOSTON — Freshly prepared sushi rolls wait to be served at Basho Japanese Brasserie on Boylston Street on July 11, 2010.

7.11.2010 — BOSTON — Cook Mike Carletti prepares a meal at a robata grill, the first of its kind in Boston, at Basho Japanese Brasserie on Boylston Street on July 11, 2010. The grill uses traditional Japanese high-density charcoal in a specially ventilated room to keep patrons from grill fumes.

Rockets’ Red Glare

Happy Birthday, America!

Here’s a few photos from my spot shooting fireworks as part of the Herald’s Fourth of July coverage. I camped out on the Longfellow Bridge to get the fireworks exploding above the Charles River, hoping to get some cool shots of the boats on the water with the sky lit up.

One major observation, though — A lot of people come to see this! I’m glad I set up shop shortly before 7 p.m., otherwise I wouldn’t have had a decent spot when the show started at 10:30 p.m. The waiting, well, that’s a whole other matter entirely.

7.4.2010 — BOSTON — Spectators take in the fireworks from the Longfellow Bridge during the 2010 Fourth of July celebration.

7.4.2010 — BOSTON— Fireworks explode above the Charles River during the city's 2010 Fourth of July celebrations.


7.4.2010 — BOSTON — A pair of daring spectators take in the fireworks from the Longfellow Bridge during the 2010 Fourth of July celebration.


7.4.2010 — BOSTON — Fireworks explode above the Charles River during the city's 2010 Fourth of July celebrations.


7.4.2010 — BOSTON — Spectators take in the fireworks from the Longfellow Bridge during the 2010 Fourth of July celebration.