Sunday, October 21, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts, Lexington, Concord and The Freedom Walk

I am getting so behind here. But I have some great pictures to put up. We went to Boston in August. Yes it was hot and humid. But I remember it from living in Philadelphia for 7 years and it wasn't that bad. This was the Academy of Management Conference. While David was at the conference, I was out having fun. Lots of it. I was astonished at the amount of Revolutionary war history there. I thought most of it was in Philly but not even close. I absolutely loved Boston and what it had to offer.

I took a walking photography tour on Beacon Hill

We walked down Pinckney Street. This is the House with the miss-shaped windows

They had some awesome doorways

And all kinds of different door knockers

Old Alleyways

Cool window baskets


A carriage step

The most photographed street on Beacon Hill

Cool Courtyards

The Boston Public Garden Lake where you can take Swan boat tours. The Prudential Center is the main building. It was right next to our hotel. You can go to the observatory at the top and see some incredible views.

George Washington in the Public Garden

We stayed in the oh so nice and expensive Mandarin Oriental Hotel

It was the first time I had a waterfall come out of my tub!

A miniature of London Bridge in the Boston Public Gardens

We walked by the Old South Church whenever we went anywhere

We tried out the Boston Duck Tour and quite enjoyed it

I even got to drive it. Well he asked!

Great view of the Pru building as they call it from the river

These are shots from the Skywalk Observatory in the Prudential building.

Looking down on the Trinity Church. I walked by that everyday as well. This building is considered to be one of the top 10 buildings in architecture and remains the only building to be on the list since 1885. It is a national landmark

This is as close as I will ever get to seeing a game at Fenway Park.

I got into Harvard! I always wanted to say that- not really

I took a tour out to Concord and Lexington

Lexington Green. What a beautiful place

A Minute Man statue at Lexington

We stopped for at moment where Paul Revere was caught. There was a memorial, but I thought this a better view

We got to see Louisa May Alcott's Orchard Home. It was close to Authors Hill Graveyard where Emerson, Alcott, Hawthorne and others are buried

We walked along the North Bridge Trail. It was about a 12 minute walk and beautiful

Wouldn't you know I would run into old friends right on the Bridge from Kansas. What a coincidence!

The view from the North Bridge was beautiful

Ralph Waldo Emerson Home

Faneuil Hall

Had the famous Lobster Roll for lunch. Don't let it fool you. Its just Lobster meat and mayo

Market place at Faneuil Hall

Some interesting art at a park

On our boat ride to The USS Constitution, I got a good skyline photo of Boston from the Charles River

Visiting the USS Constitution

OK I love old ships!

I walked by a Dog Tag Memorial on Beacon Hill

David and I both walked the Freedom Trail on our last day there. I would highly recommend that for everyone. It's about 2 hours

We started at the end with the Old North Church

We passed many original buildings including Paul Revere's home

The site of the Boston Massacre is in front of the Old State House. Lots of people there

We stopped at the Granary Burial Ground which includes Samuel Adams. Other noteworthy people buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence John Hancock and Robert Paine, Paul Revere, the victims of the Boston Massacre. Benjamin Franklin's parents are here. Also prominent early Bostonians such as Peter Faneuil and even Mother Goose

Trinity church 

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