Waltham lies a few miles due west of Boston. Once a gritty industrial city, its factories have long since been replaced by sleek, high-tech research facilities or luxury rental apartments.
Moody Street is the heart of downtown. Its shops and restaurants reflect the city's ethnic and economic diversity. Elegant, high-end restaurants featuring ethnic cuisines sit side-by-side with popular eateries featuring ethnic cuisines. It’s a diversity, by the way, the city celebrates with annual festivals for the major ethnic groups.
Recently, I snapped a few photos from the sidewalk. Hopefully, there will be more to come. The New England School of Photography just moved in. The melons were displayed in front of a large Indian food market. The young woman with the shoulder bag appears in two photos.
Most street photos, I find, tell their human interest story better without the distraction of color. That's why I’ve displayed most of them here in grayscale.