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Pops goes the senator

Sunday night, I was sent to one of my favorite places in Boston, Symphony Hall. I hadn’t been there since I was a kid — I loved listening to the Boston Pops — but, man, it seemed a lot smaller than I remembered.

This time around, I was sent to photograph Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren as she read the classic poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” more commonly known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” It was a pretty good show, with art from a children’s book version projected as the Boston Pops provided musical accompaniment.

12/09/2012 -- BOSTON -- U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recites the classic Christmas poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas," with the Boston Pops at their Holiday Pops concert at Symphony Hall on Dec. 9, 2012. The poem is most  known for its opening line, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." (Kelvin Ma)

12/09/2012 — BOSTON — U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recites the classic Christmas poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas," with the Boston Pops at their Holiday Pops concert at Symphony Hall on Dec. 9, 2012. The poem is most known for its opening line, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." (Kelvin Ma)

12/09/2012 -- BOSTON -- U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recites the classic Christmas poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas," with the Boston Pops at their Holiday Pops concert at Symphony Hall on Dec. 9, 2012. The poem is most  known for its opening line, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." (Kelvin Ma)

12/09/2012 — BOSTON — U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recites the classic Christmas poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas," with the Boston Pops at their Holiday Pops concert at Symphony Hall on Dec. 9, 2012. The poem is most known for its opening line, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." (Kelvin Ma)

12/09/2012 -- BOSTON -- U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recites the classic Christmas poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas," with the Boston Pops at their Holiday Pops concert at Symphony Hall on Dec. 9, 2012. The poem is most  known for its opening line, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." (Kelvin Ma)

12/09/2012 — BOSTON — U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recites the classic Christmas poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas," with the Boston Pops at their Holiday Pops concert at Symphony Hall on Dec. 9, 2012. The poem is most known for its opening line, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." (Kelvin Ma)

New York, quit calling.

After a whirlwind trip to DC and back for Christmas, I stopped off in New York to grab a quick bite with an old friend of mine in Chelsea, as well as to give my brain a rest from dealing with near-horizontal rain and crazy holiday traffic.

So much rain over the weekend, so I didn’t get many opportunities to make any pictures outdoors, save for these iPhone photos.

12.26.2009 — NEW YORK — 16th Street and 9th Avenue. This pedestrian signal makes my head want to explode.

12.26.2009 — NEW YORK — This storefront display at the Moschino Boutique on 14th Street pretty much sums up my thoughts on Christmas and the holiday season in general.

12.26.2009 — NEW YORK — This storefront display at the Moschino Boutique on 14th Street pretty much sums up my thoughts on Christmas and the holiday season in general.

Happy Holidays!

The Longest Night

With all this talk about a white Christmas, sometimes it’s easy to overlook the homeless. Every year for the past 20 years, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul has their homeless memorial service on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year.

This isn’t the first time I’ve photographed one of these events — I covered one back in Tampa a few years back. Obviously, weather conditions are much different in Florida, so it definitely has a bit of a different feel back in Boston. With the heavy snow last week and the bitter cold that’s been lingering for the past month, I can only imagine how difficult it is on the street.

Here are some photos from the service:

12.21.2009 — BOSTON — Chris Hunt arranges some tombstones representing homeless people who have died at the 20th annual Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Dec. 21, 2009. The service is held on the longest night of the year.


12.21.2009 — BOSTON — John Predso lights a candle a homeless person who died in the last year at the 20th annual Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Dec. 21, 2009. The tall candle to his right represents 'John Doe.' The service is held on the longest night of the year.