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FC: Andrew Langalis's Trip to Boston 2009
1: The bosses at work
2: Here is the biggest bridge in all of Boston. It is also the worlds widest cable-stayed bridge. The name of this massive structure is "The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. It was completed as part of the Big Dig. This was part of Boston's plan to reduce the amount of traffic jams crowding Boston's streets.
3: I CREEP YOU!
4: Here we are at the home of the famous Boston Red Sox's. This legendary place is known as Fenway Park. It is the oldest standing major league baseball stadium. due to it's small capacity every single home game since may of 2003 has sold out. Fenway also is nicknamed the Green Monster. This is because of it's extremely high wall and copyrighted shade of green.
5: Funny how this was in a graveyard. RIP Squirrel
6: Here lies the resting place of the one and only Paul Revere. He was one of America's greatest patriots; playing a large role in the American Revolution. He was famous for his "midnight ride"; he signaled if the British were going to come by land or if by see to destroy a supplies depot. He was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Sadly, at age 83, he died.
7: Here is the massive Hancock Place, also known as the Hancock Towner. Towering above all other skyscrapers in Boston at 790 feet or 60 stories-tall. The total cost of the construction is rumored to be near $175,000,000. The building took 8 years to complete and at the end of it became notorious for some of it's flaws. the worst being falling glass window pains; when the winds picked up to 45 knots or higher there was so much moving air inside the building that the windows would be pushed our of their grooves and go flying to the ground. Another flaw was that the top 12 stories would sway in the wind, but they ended up fixing the problem with weights.
8: Hello, welcome to your new home, you can't fit a decent sized bed in here, nor do you have a front door. Have fun!
9: You are now looking at the King's Chapel Burial Ground. This was the first cemetery ever made in Boston. Located on Tremont Street, it if home to many historical figures' bodies. It was founded in 1630, and no other burial areas were made in Boston for 30 years. In most of the places in the graveyard there are numerous bodies staked on top of each other due to limited space.
10: Here is the glorious Massachusetts Sate house, also Mr. Henson's head. It was built in 1798 on the top of Beacon Hill. The building itself was designed by Charles Bulfinch, and the land it was built on was originally John Hancock's. The dome of it was originally wood but that soon sprung leeks and it was replaced by copper and a thin sheet of 23-carrot gold. This building would later go on to serve Massachusetts as their main court house and it offices the governor of Massachusetts.
11: Some of my remaining stash of candy