After a week of cold and wind and snowy streets, it's warmed up into the low 30's, the wind is negligible and the sun was warm. The sidewalks and streets do still offer an array of icy obstacles for pedestrians.
But Conservatives and Liberals, bankers and bank robbers, students and teachers, rich and poor, everyone - except maybe vampires - could agree it was a beautiful day. So, here's the conventional picture of that beauty.
But other views that caught my eye as I walked along the waterfront while the cruise ships and tourists are still home planning their trips.