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Massachusetts in NEON

Time for my last post from Boston for now. Like I said in my previous note, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway has often got displays of public art. Last summer, we saw the exhibition GLOW, located around the lawns near the Rings Fountain in downtown Boston. The exhibition showcases a number of original neon sign from all over Massachusetts, which have been collected and preserved by Dave and Lynn Waller.

Clockwise, starting upper left corner, the signs seen in this collection are:
- Cycle Center, Route 9, Natick (MA), 1956;
- State Line Potato Chips, Route 20, Wilbraham (MA), 1950s;
- Flying Yankee Restaurant, Routes 20 and 12, Auburn (MA), c. 1953;
- Siesta Motel, Route 1 N, Saugus (MA), c. 1950.

More information can be found on the official website. The signs are still there, but you’ll have to be quick, if you want to see them. They’re there until April 2019.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/60 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 693/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-10 19:36
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1041 kb

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