Words to live by. At least they are if you’re a rower in the Boston area and you pass by it every day as you train. This graffiti message is written on the train bridge that runs beneath the BU (Boston University) Bridge over the Charles River. The Charles is where the crew teams from Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, etc. train and compete, and also home to the annual Head of the Charles regatta.
I had visited this spot recently to get a sunrise shot of the Boston skyline, but was disappointed by too much cloud cover to the east to allow for the image I was wanting. So instead I aimed my camera at this train bridge. I love the bright colors of the graffiti against the old rusted metal of the bridge and tracks, and found this angle to get some leading lines through the image. The glow from the rising sun on the water added some additional color.
On a side note, I believe that this location on the BU Bridge is one of the only places where you can swim beneath a boat, while under a train, while under a car, while under an airplane – all at the same time (at least in theory).