Monday, February 14, 2011
North End, Boston
This painting shows a scene from Boston's Italian neighborhood, the North End. I was trying to capture the flavor of the neighborhood with it's narrow streets, small doorways, and interesting architecture. In the summertime, you will see residents sitting out on the sidewalk enjoying the nice weather, talking to neighbors, while tourists stroll the narrow streets looking for just the right Italian restaurant to dine. You really can't go wrong with whichever one you choose!
This weekend, we rented the movie The Town, and one of the chase scenes takes place in the North End. It would really have been something to see them filming that because the streets are just not conducive to speeding cars and quick getaways. Only in the movies.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone. I hope you find the perfect place to dine with your loved one.
UPDATE March 2013 Cynthia at the Smiling Eggplant asked me if she could use this painting to advertise her North End tours. You can see the post with my painting by clicking here.