You can call this a companion piece to yesterday's entry on Fenway Park.
One of the things I love about Fenway is how photogenic it is.
I would love to take a picture of every inch of the ballpark. (Although I guess, for me, that doesn't differentiate Fenway from most other ballparks for too much.)
The thing about pictures of Fenway is that they capture the real thing so well.
So here are a few recent pictures from the park (all post-Monster seats...someday I'll scan some of the older ones).
Enjoy...it's almost as good as the real thing.
I can't remember, when I first came to Fenway Park, what Yawkey Way was like. I remember going to the Souvenir Store there, and seeing maybe the pizza place, but I don't remember many other details. Since the new ownership took over, though, Yawkey Way has become more memorable. They modeled it after Baltimore, and the area there behind right field - you need to enter with a ticket, but that's where the gameday experience begins. This is what it looks like now.
Once inside, the concourses look nowhere near 100 years old. For a while they did, but as part of the Fenway Park renovations the concourses were modernized and widened.
Another obsolete part of Fenway Park that was turned into something else are these old ticket windows. This one now houses a display of the 1986 World Series. I know there's a 1975 one next to it, but to be honest I don't remember if they're all AL Champion displays or what...I never look at any of them besides the 1986 one.
This is a picture where I tried to capture what I wrote about yesterday - the beauty of walking up out of that tunnel and seeing the field for the first time. Sometimes, though, that tunnel is crowded. Hence, this picture.
Part of the beauty of Fenway are the sights. This one, of the Boston skyline beyond right field, is my second favorite scene of the park.
And this one is my favorite. The lights at night, the lit Citgo sign, the Green Monster...there are few baseball scenes that rival it.