Saturday, July 29

My Boston expedition

Boston's North End. Many Italians= great pizza, coffee, bakeries...

I have returned from my Boston expedition. The purpose: to explore the city that has captured and resided in my imagination. Once there, I found a city of delights. It helped that our hosts (who live in Jamaica Plain) have a large and lovely home and the orange line nearby.

Boston's public library. The first U.S. library to be free to all citizens. One of my favorite spots in the city.

Everything about this trip was easy. We visited the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg and Sackler Museums at Harvard. We walked most of the Freedom trail. Stopped in a Paul Revere's house, the old State House, and the old South Meeting House. We walked through the Boston Commons and returned for a free evening performance of Taming of the Shrew. We walked Commonwealth, Charles and Newbury Streets. We walked from Cambridge back to Boston proper via the Longfellow bridge.

Crane Beach. The sunshine came later.

We spent a day at Crane Beach. It was overcast keeping the beach comfortable with plenty of space to spread out our picnic. Later, the sun shone through though it never warmed up quite enough for a swim.

Paul Revere at one entrance of the Boston Commons
Goodbye for now Boston. I will return.


racecar said...

When you return to Boston...will you take me with you? Please!

highdesertsultan said...

ahhhh, YES! cannot wait to discuss

Townshend said...

What a great experience. Nice choice on a city to visit. I've never been there but hope to some day. When you return to the New England area plan a trip in mid/late October and check out all the fall colors.