Roslindale Scrapbook

Photos and notes from Roslindale, Boston's premier neighborhood.

By Adam Gaffin

November 06, 2005

Where's the foghorn?

Fog coming in

Fog descends on Washington Street in Roslindale late one foggy fall afternoon.

September 25, 2005

3,000 channels

Whole lotta dishes

A single-family home on Wellesmere Road in Roslindale at twilight. They must really like their satellite TV - there was a fifth dish on the other side of the chimney.

September 07, 2005

Fill 'er up

Old pumps never die ...

Did people used to pull up in their Studebakers and Ramblers to this now ancient pump on Cummins Highway in Roslindale? Did a bell, activated by an air hose, ding twice, summoning a swarm of snappy attendants in spiffy uniforms who'd check the oil and clean the windshields as the driver went into the station for a free map and a bottle of Coke (which he'd down after using the wall-mounted opener)?

September 03, 2005

HEH-LO! The return of the ice-cream man

Click for Henry!For several summers, Henry the Ice Cream Man has traversed the streets of Roslindale, always accompanied by this weird song featuring quacking ducks, oinking pigs, barking dogs and a maniac woman yelling "HEH-LO!"

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August 12, 2005

Urban hieroglyphics

A pedestrian bridge across the Amtrak and commuter-rail tracks connects Metropolitan Avenue in Roslindale with Metropolitian Avenue in Hyde Park. It's covered in grafitti that no doubt is laden with deep significance to somebody. Most of us, however, can only wonder who, or what, LOC is and why somebody had to come all the way down from Eggie, a.k.a. Egleston Square, to mark his presence. It's almost enough to make you think this seemingly abandoned bridge in the middle of nowhere is, in fact, at the front line of some unseen war.

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