This is the Boston Monument to Snow. Situated on the bland concrete tundra somewhere between Mass. Ave. and the Prudential, this memorial to the annual arrival of accumulated frozen precipitation sits smugly atop its circular mount.
I found this bike parked along Boylston Ave. The light on the clean sidewalk demonstrates the odd norm of the day's wandering: strangely clean and barren sidewalks. The haze-filtered sun lit Boston's oddly empty streets. Good for photography ... but difficult for walking west into the afternoon.