S: BY ANNA NEWMAN
BC: An Original Photo Album By Anna Newman 2009
FC: Boston 2009
1: THE BUS!
2: This picture is of Rachel And Katie eating their lunch at Quincy Market, which was our first stop on the Boston Tour. Quincy Market is a historical marketplace that has a great selection of food, and amazing shops. It started construction in 1824, and opened in 1826. During the first years of its opening, Quincy Market was usually used for food supply shopping and nothing else. But today, Quincy market is a great place for locals, or interested tourists. Quincy Market is a very large market place, it is two stories high and covers 27,000 square feet of land.
3: This is a picture of The Steaming Pot. Located right outside of the Government Center, and right over the entrance of a Starbucks (which has been named after the steaming pot that hangs above), it sure does get a lot of attention. The Steaming Pot is a 227 gallon steaming tea pot that has been steaming since the year 1873. It was originally made as an advertising strategy for a popular tea company, and has now become a popular stop on any tour, and a very important historical part of Boston. It also continues its history of advertising for a tea company, by advertising for Boston's favorite coffee shop.
4: This is a picture of The Park Street Congregational Church Sign. The Park Street Church was founded in 1809 by twenty-six local citizens. This church is famous for it's 217 feet tall steeple, which was deigned by a famous architect named Peter Banner. The church also got the nickname "Brimstone Corner" mostly because of the storage of gunpowder during the war in 1812. And even after 200 years, the Park Street Church is still having daily church services. They also have started participating in some social issues. For example, Park Street Church helped launch a local high school not too long ago. They also help many homeless people and families in shelters.
5: My Group and I walking through a "secret" alleyway and tunnel on the Freedom Trail Tour
6: Waiting Outside Of Fenway Park
7: FENWAY PARK
8: This is a picture of The Massachusetts State House. The Massachusetts State House is the state capitol and the seat of government. It sits on 6.7 acres of land, and it's roof is made of pieces of gold leaf-which is one of the things it's famous for. Another interesting part of The Massachusetts State House is the famous statue in front of General Joseph Hooker, other statues include the ones of Daniel Webster, John F Kennedy, and Mary Dyer. Inside the building there are famous murals painted by Edward Brody, who is a famous artist who has won many awards for his work. The Massachusetts State House is also the meeting place for many important people like the president of the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other important countries and even governors of states.
10: These are pictures that I took while driving by the Boston Common. The Boston Common is a very famous public park in the heart of Boston. It was a British Camp before the Revolutionary War. The Common is about 50 acres of land, and was established in the 1600s. The Boston Common has many amazing features like the Boston Public Garden and Frog Pond (which doubles as and ice skating rink in the winter.) Today the Common is a great place for any type of person, there is something for everyone. There are beautiful ponds, gardens, and other beautiful sights. And, as you can see from the picture above-it is also filled with many different types of fuzzy animals.
12: This is a picture of Josiah and Abiah Franklin's grave. These were the parents of Benjamin Franklin, who was famous for inventing the light-bulb, key, kite, etc... Josiah Franklin was an English candle and soap maker who moved to Boston in 1683. He married twice and had 17 children: 10 boys and 7 girls. Abiah Folger Franklin was Josiah's second wife. She was born on Nantucket and was the mother of 10 of Josiah's children, Benjamin was their eight child. Josiah Franklin died in 1745 of Swine Flu, and Abiah died in 1752.
13: BOSTON WAS A GREAT TRIP! I HAD SUCH A FUN TIME!