“Cuz We Need a Little Christmas, Right This Very Minute…”

There was an article in the Boston Globe yesterday about how parking spaces in the city of Boston are now going for $250,000. Not garages….but a single parking space. In fact, one spot located behind the Ritz-Carlton (soon to be Taj Boston), is not even a garage space…it’s outside!

If it costs $250,000 for a single parking space, how the hell am I to afford an actual inhabitable space with basic amenities such as a roof, walls and running water?

After reading about that, I needed to cheer myself up so I took some close-up photos of my Christmas Tree. Here they are:

First, an overview of the entire tree (and Santa seated on the trunk next to the tree)

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Here’s a glass (Christopher Radko) floral heart and a Hello Kitty character

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Here’s Frosty and a 1970’s-inspired smiley face

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Ah, Paris

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I don’t know what the hell this is. Some lady with grapes for a body?

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Here’s my pornament (notice where the carrot is)

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The pink poodle in a dress is one of my latest aquisitions ($1 in Ptown!)

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And finally, the Provincetown Monument

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Yep, I feel much better now. I’ve completely forgotten that I can’t even afford to own a parking space (let alone the actual car to put in a parking space).


  1. Comment by Steve on November 28, 2006 4:16 pm

    $250k?!? I guess I could live in my car while parked in my space. Love the photos… looks like someone is ready for the holidays.

  2. Comment by The Persian on November 29, 2006 10:41 am

    Wow.. I had never heard of selling Parking spaces before (I’m in the country sort of). 250,000??? Yikes.

    Those pictures are beautiful, put me right in the spirit.


  3. Comment by Fred on November 29, 2006 2:15 pm

    I think spaces in the Brimmer Street Garage (always the most infamous pricewise – Beacon Hill’s grandest) topped $300K last year, if not before…but that’s indoors, in a tony neighborhood, with guys who will bring you your car…but I’m sure there’s a maintenance fee atop all that, not to mention holiday tipping, etc…JEEZ!

    This is why I’m planning to move to Providence – $250K is my utter limit, but there it buys a two or three-family in a seedyish but not ghastly area, in at least bearable condition…

  4. Comment by thleen on November 30, 2006 10:08 am

    Pornament! Sweet, Karl.

  5. Comment by Brad on November 30, 2006 2:49 pm

    And sorry you won’t be seeing our tree this year? 🙁 . . . but hey! the reason for not seeing it will be well worth it.

    Oh! And you should know that I H-A-T-E Hello Kitty!! 🙂

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