Was picking up some Kala Thai the other night...
By - tonepoems
That looks like out of a comic book
That's what I was thinking. This is a fantastic picture.
Thank you! I'm actually shocked it turned out so well - I'm no pro and this was on my phone.
Blade runner vibe if you ask me. Fantastic.
I was thinking Batman, Ace Chemicals.
Bladerunner meets Its A Wonderful Life...
What kind of phone? Love the camera
I have a Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus - I love it!
Using night mode and/or any editing afterwards? I have the same phone and feel like mine wouldn't turn out this pretty
Regular mode. It was honestly a fluke that it turned out well - literally just a quick point and click.
For editing - in-phone editing with VSCO - straightened / crop the photo, bumped contrast and saturation up, lowered white balance since the light bulb was glaring more. No pre-set filters.
[Here's the original.](http://imgur.com/a/niTzyAx)
Exactly! Great shot.
I was going to say video game but yeah its got that look for sure
I'm thinking Diagon Alley
Yup. Either that, or out of a story book.
Exactly! Gives me Watchmen vibes.
David Bowie album cover is what you mean
eta: Ziggy Stardust
For years it was UNION OY TER HOUSE
Last year it was union oyster ho s
They obviously unplugged the T to plug in the S of course! /S
Ironic that the OP posts a picture of The Union Oyster House in a reference to picking up near-by Thai food.
It happens that the owner of the Oyster House is the Honorary Thai Consul in Boston and the Thai Consulate is just down the alley on the left, on the side of the Oyster House building.
Cool photo - also Kala Thai is my go to for Thai food! It’s so good!
Glad Kala Thai is still there. I miss them--should get some takeout next time I'm downtown
Oh they're busy all the time with the take out / delivery! Makes me happy to see it seems like they're doing ok.
Just going to tack onto this comment b/c I realized a week ago that they now deliver to my house (about a mile and a half away, but over a bridge and not considered "downtown"). I used to fall out of their delivery range pre-pandemic. It's worth checking again if you used to be outside the range, it seems like they expanded it.
I used to live in the North End and would often get Kala Thai as a Friday night treat, I’m so happy it’s still there and thriving!
Just FYI I don't eat Thai food but anyone I know that does loves Thai Thani in Norwood...
Why can't city planners design more streets like this?
Because it is a nightmare for deliveries AND drunken late-night broken ankles. Have you SEEN someone try to walk down those cobblestones in heels?
Listen, no one wants to watch my 250+ pound bearded pasty white man ass walk around in heels. :P
Although, it does bring up some interesting questions. Could I even do it? What would I wear? How awesome would my calves look?
Learning to drunkenly walk on cobblestones in heels is a vital life skill that simply cannot be taught in a college classroom
those are cow paths that became streets....
This used to be most of Boston. These neighborhoods were enclaves mostly for various white ethnics and immigrants, so when City Hall wanted to expand and rebuild, it was easy to say fuck those people and tear down entire neighborhoods, destroying communities and cultures along the way, in order to build bland shitty ugly buildings and highways. The only real vestiges of this old Boston are that area around faneuil hall, and the North end. It's a tale as old as time when it comes to urban planning. The poor, the downtrodden, the minorities, and the immigrants, get swept into the dustbin so that big business can come and develop an area.
These streets were designed 300 years ago lol. I used to drive Lyft & Uber in the city and it was such a damn nightmare. I wish there was a magic wand that made Boston a grid system.
I really love it the way it is though. Hardmode.
You're fucked lmao. I do not love it. Too many one-ways for my liking. I enjoy being a passenger
Lmao those streets were designed hundreds of years ago. I love the character also, and I wish more of Boston still looked like that, but there are some very good reasons it's not done.
Thank you for the photo! Weird how warm it makes me feel, when it is of a snowy night.
You should make a print!
looks like a scene out of a movie
Looks a little like Boston's Diagon Alley. Really like it.
Yowza! I like it.
I love this lil nook of Boston
It's Diagon Alley.
Stunning, that broken light puts it all together
This is really fabulous. Someones gonna steal this and sell it. I'm just gonna steal it! Lol.
If you only look at the upper part it’s pretty cyberpunk
That's one of my favorite little spots in Boston!
What’s this Thai place?
Ooo looks good and it’s close too
Oyser House. When I went once it said Yster Hose.
Nice pic! Tho I kinda wish the light wasn’t overlapping the sign like that
And now there's a folder in my image stash called "Boston." Thanks!
Any movie shots use this alley that anyone can cite?
Black ops 3 zombies vibes