Shortly before Daria started her one-week Entrepreneurship course at MIT in Boston (MA), we spent time exploring the city. On our first day, we just took random streets and let ourselves get lost. At some point, we stumbled upon the Old City Hall, which immediately caught our attention.
Boston, the largest city in New England, has a rich history. But we didn’t know much about it, considering this was our first trip to the United States. While composing my shot, I looked up the history behind the building and why the donkey is a political symbol in the US. But that’s another story. I return to it when I publish a photo of the donkey standing in front of Boston’s Old City Hall.
To the architecture: The Old City Hall was one of the first buildings in the Napoleon III style built in the US. Knowing this, I wanted to capture a central composition. Symmetry is an essential part of that architecture.
I had to work with my widest lens available to capture the entirety of the building. To emphasize the columns that take your view from the entrance to the Old City Hall skywards, ending on the American flag set on top.