S: Boston/Cape Cod Trip 2011
FC: June 2011
1: Starting off the trip right with delays and plenty of time in the KCI Airport. | Gnome is ready to get the show on the road. | Shannon & Gnome made a new friend. Barbara from South Carolina.
3: The Flour and Grain Exchange building. Originally created for the consolidation of the Boston Commercial Exchange and the Boston Produce Exchange that later became the Boston Chamber of Commerce in 1885. | Custom House Tower, now Marriott’s Custom House Hotel in McKinley Square. President Andrew Jackson authorized the construction of Boston Customs House in 1837. The clock tower was added in the 1910s. Boston’s waterfront originally extended to this building built at the end of the City docks.” | Old Corner Bookstore, built in 1712. Occupied by Ticknor & Fields publisher from 1833-1864 it became an informal meeting place for many authors of the day including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles Dickens.
4: BEACON HILL One of the most expensive and historic neighborhoods of Boston with Federal-style row houses known for narrow gas-lit streets and brick sidewalks. | Massachusetts State House Built in 1798 the “new” State House is across the street from the Boston Common. The dome was originally made out of wood shingles but is now sheathed in copper and covered by 23 karat gold.
5: Cheers | where everybody knows your name... | and they're always glad you came.
6: Boston Public Garden | America’s first public botanical garden, the Public Garden was created in 1837. This beautiful park is in the heart of Boston, adjacent to the Boston Common. Its pathways are surrounded by weeping willow trees, lots of flowers and the shortest functioning suspension bridge. | because I love you to the moon and back
7: The Boston Harborwalk