Boston - Birthplace of the American Revolution
We traveled to Boston recently, and really enjoyed our stay there. The image above is of Boston's North End, where one can find the Boston Tea Party museum, and a great deal of history. North End is VERY popular and parking is at a premium, so if you go, get there early (but stay late ;)
We started our visit in Charlestown, home of the Bunker Hill Monument (see below). While it was a very pleasant visit, our car was towed! Ouch! We walked about 30 minutes to where our car was parked and paid a hefty fine to get it back. It seems that Boston cleans the streets on certain days and they will tow any cars parked when the cleaners are out. Our luck, they were cleaning the streets that day (we were told even the "locals" get towed...btw, the people of Boston were VERY helpful and were more than gracious in helping us find our car).
Still, we did get to see a fair amount of Charlestown, and in spite of the tow, we did enjoy ourselves. Besides the monument, we went to Paul Revere Park and shot the famous Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge. It is quite spectacular up close. I convinced Rosemarie to stay late and I spent about an hour photographing that famous bridge with all the lights on. What a sight!
|Bunker Hill Monument
Boston From Paul Revere Park
|Boston Bridge & Trestle
More shots from Paul Revere Park and the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. We had lunch at PapaGayo (recommended) and got a great shot of the Charlestown Bridge (see below). As it turns out, the trains were running that day and I was able to get a great shot of the MBTA 1126. Finally, there is a great running/walking path around the park that goes under the bridge...couldn't resist getting that shot with Rosemarie looking on.
|Bridges, Trestles & Trains
|Under The Bunker Hill Bridge
Well, there is more to Boston than Charlestown and Paul Revere Park, so next on our agenda was the Historic section near Tremont Street. We met a friend of mine, Rey Spadoni, there. He and his brother Ed run the 2 Guys Photo blog - a great site, btw (check it out!). There I was completely taken in with the architecture. So after taking a few photos at street level (even from the parking lot!), we met Rey at one of Boston's famous establishments, Jacob Wirth...HIGHLY recommended.
|Statler Park View
More paking lot views. (btw, if you want a cheap, often free, way to get some great aerial shots of a city, find a parking lot, go to the top level and shoot away!)
|Looking Over Clarendon
|Cloudy Stuart St View
I mentioned Boston's famous North End...well, this blog post would be incomplete without some photographs of that wonderful area.
|Boston North End
|Bridge View @ HarborWalk
|Boston HarborWalk Bridge
|Twilight Urban Arboretum
|Charles River @ Night
Obviously, there is a great deal more to Boston than evidenced here. This is our first trip...we will be returning. Until then, do go and visit this outstanding location. Until next time...
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