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St. Anthony's Feast, Boston

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by Aqualung, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. This weekend marks the largest festival in Boston's North End (Italian part of town) called St. Anthony's Feast.

    My in-laws were in town and we decided to head down as my b-in-law is a pizza lover and he loves Pizzeria Regina...in the original location.

    Hanover Street was surprisingly quiet, tonight (Sunday) the majority of the festival is down by Pizzeria Regina (since they're a big sponsor).

    The wait is usually horrendous, but this year they had an outside dining area which helped...so we were seated pretty quickly. Afterwards we walked back up to Hanover Street for some gelato and tried to get into Mike's Pastries for some cannoli, but the line was around the corner and too long.

    1. This band of scooters/mopeds came down Hanover St, surprised me before I could set up...got this quick shot first. Kind of like it for the blur to the left, and, the guy filming me, will be curious if it shows up on YouTube.
    NIKON D300    ---    40mm    f/8.0    1/50s    ISO 200

    2. More of the group.
    NIKON D300    ---    40mm    f/8.0    1/80s    ISO 200

    3. Looking down Hanover Street, this church is opposite the back of the Old North Church (the lanterns for Paul Revere :wink:) 
    NIKON D300    ---    40mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    ISO 200

    4. Entertainment at Pizzeria Regina.
    NIKON D300    ---    22mm    f/4.5    1/1000s    ISO 800

    5. A view of the outdoor seating area.
    NIKON D300    ---    18mm    f/5.0    1/50s    ISO 200

    6. This woman had quite a crowd doing a Village People type of show.
    NIKON D300    ---    50mm    f/5.0    1/60s    ISO 200

    7. Throughout the day they bring the Saint out, and people contribute. They march it down the street to various businesses for contributions; people are free to contribute as well. You give them a dollar bill (or more) and they keep extending the chains.
    NIKON D300    ---    17mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 500

    8. My daughter at the left, making a contribution to the girl on the cellphone. The guy cut in at the wrong time :mad: 
    NIKON D300    ---    17mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 500

    9. Part of the band that accompanies the Saint around.
    NIKON D300    ---    17mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 500
  2. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    Great Set Chris!! Love The Feast!!!
  3. Very cool series ........

  4. kgilby


    Oct 2, 2007
    Great series and a great story. We were there in 2004 with 2 of our daughters and caught some of the festivities. The North End is my favorite area of the city. Here's one from that trip:


  5. thanks Ken (& Steve, Bob). Nice shot, Modern Pastry is very good, Mike's gets all the tourist attraction but there are many other good pastry shops on Hanover.
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