S: BOSTON, MASS. MAY 12-15, 2011
BC: Made by Derie 2013
FC: BOSTON | MASS. | MAY 12-15, 2011
1: Boston is situated along the United States' northeastern Atlantic coast on Massachusetts Bay. Founded in the early 17th century around a large natural harbor at the mouth of the Charles River. Greater Boston has a population of over 4.5 million. Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and a major center of American history, culture, and learning. Major airport is Logan International
2: Our Hotel
3: Our Hotel- | Nine Zero Hotel is a luxury boutique Kimpton hotel in downtown Boston ideally located across from Boston Common near Faneuil Hall.
4: Greater Boston The city of Boston is made up of 20 separate districts, with the central city focused around the harbor on the Shawmut Peninsula. Boston is well served by major road, rail, air and sea links, and has a good public transportation system, including a modern subway network. | Rapid Transit System- The "T": connects to almost every part of the city.
5: May 12th,2011 | Just by chance, we saw this poster and "crashed" the party to hear Jazz and sample some of Boston's best restaurants.
6: The Freedom Trail begins at Boston Common where cattle once grazed and British soldiers once camped. Established in 1634 by Puritan settlers, it is the oldest public park in the United States. The Public Garden is 24 acres and a popular green space in the heart of the city. | Sites Along the Freedom Trail | The 2 -mile Freedom Trail sites include the scenes of critical events in Boston's and the nation's struggle for freedom. | 1/2 | Boston Common and Public Garden | The trail is a self-lead walk which winds throughout the city and which is designated by a red line on the ground or inlayed in red brick.
7: The dome is sheathed in copper and gold. | Massachusetts State House | Samuel Adams and Paul Revere laid the cornerstone on July 4th, 1795. | The Swan Boats | On the Lagoon Bridge | George Washington Statue
8: next to the Park Street Church. John Hancock, Paul Revere & Samuel Adams are some of the famous Patriots buried here along with victims of the Boston Massacre. | Park Street Church | The elegant 217 ft. spire of this church and its carillon, which sounds twice daily from its steeple, have long been landmarks for downtown shoppers. The hymn"America" was first sung here. | 1809 | Grave site of Benjamin Franklin's Parents | GRANARY BURYING GROUND | Burying Ground | Beacon Hill and West End
9: Hancock Monument | Paul Revere | Samuel Adams | Cobbled street of Beacon Hill | A home in Louisburg Square - Boston's most desirable address. | Beacon Hill and the West End | Beacon Hill and West End
10: The Declaration of Independence was read from this balcony in 1776. | JULY 10, 2010 | Old State House | Built in 1713, this historic landmark served as the seat of colonial and state governments as well as a merchants exchange. | The skyscrapers of the Financial District are in the background. | The British Unicorn and Lion on each end are a royal symbol of Britain. | East Facade | Old Boston and the Financial District
11: Salma Hayek, Kevin James and Henry Winkler shot scenes from "Here Comes the Boom" at Faneuil Hall while we were there. We got to see some of the filming. | This old market building, first built in 1742, sits at the site of the old town dock. Town meetings, held here between 1764 and 1774, heard Samuel Adams and others lead cries of protest against the imposition of taxes on the colonies. The building was enlarged in 1806. | Faneuil Hall | Quincy Market | Popular shopping and dining complex that attracts 14 million people every year. | Old Boston and the Financial District
12: Boston's oldest residential neighborhood, the North End, contains some of the city's oldest buildings. This is the oldest in downtown Boston. Built about 1680, it was owned and occupied by Paul Revere and his family most of the time from 1770 - 1800. | Paul Revere House | where he began his midnight ride. | North End and the Waterfront
13: Old North Church | Built in 1723 and famous for the part it played in Paul Revere's midnight ride, this is Boston's oldest religious building. It is still an active Episcopal Church. | Paul Revere's statue dedicated in 1885. | The high-sided box pews were designed to enclose foot warmers, which were filled with hot coals or bricks during wintry weather. | The tower of the church contains the first set of church bells in North America cast in 1745. | North End and the Waterfront
14: 1661 | Copp's Hill Burying Ground Existing since 1659, this is Boston's second-oldest cemetery. | North End and the Waterfront
15: Bunker Hill Monument | This 221-foot obelisk was dedicated in 1843. You can climb the 294 steps. | The site of the infamous Battle of Bunker Hill, when American troops suffered huge losses in their fight for independence. | Statue of Colonel William Prescott | Just before battle, Prescott gave the famous command "Don't fire until I tell you! Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes," to preserve precious gunpowder. | Masonic building at the base of the monument.
16: From 1800 to 1974, the Navy Yard built, repaired, and outfitted U.S. naval vessels. Today the yard is home to USS Constitution. | Charlestown
17: USS CONSTITUTION | The oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
18: outside of Old North Church | The Memorial Garden | This large archway links the city to the harbor. | North End and the Waterfront | China Town and The Theater District | Brattle Book Shop | Inside are more than 250,000 rare books and magazines. | A courtyard with a memorial to fallen soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. | 1825
19: BOSTON CELTICS | TD BankNorth Garden - Home of the | We walked past the stadium on the Freedom Trail. | Notice the red line we followed.
20: Harvard yard | Cambridge | Harvard Square Street performers. | is part of the greater Boston metropolitan area. Principally a college town, dominated by Harvard University. Harvard Square is the area's main entertainment and shopping district. | Widener Library. This library memorializes Harry Elkins Widener who died on the Titanic in 1912. With more than 3 million volumes, it is the third largest library in the U.S. | Statue of John Harvard | also known as the Statue of the three lies because of misinformation it conveys: 1. The statue could not have been modeled after John Harvard since the sculptor would not have had access to a portrait of the man. 2. The inscription mistakenly says Harvard University was founded by John Harvard when, in fact, it was named after him. 3. The college was founded in 1636, not 1638 as the inscription claims. | It's a tradition to touch his left foot for good luck. | Memorial Hall | Memorial Church- modeled after Old North Church
21: 2 0 1 1 | Longfellow House- George Washington's headquarters | Built in 1759 it was used by General GW as his military headquarters during the Siege of Boston July 1775- April 1776. | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived here from 1837-1882. | The Harvard Museum of Natural History is actually three museums rolled into one, with collections from the Mineralogical and Geological Museum, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Botanical Museum. | 105 Brattle Street | Trinity Church | One of American's 10 finest buildings. The church is a granite and sandstone Romanesque structure standing on wooden piles driven through mud into bedrock, surmounted with granite pyramids. | Back Bay and South End | Prudential Center | Erected in 1965, the "Pru" was the first skyscraper in the Back Bay, rising 52 floors. | The restaurant at the top has great views of the city.
22: FENWAY PARK - HOME OF THE BOSTON RED SOX | B
24: Holocaust Memorial | - located half a block off the trail near Faneuil Hall. | (Completed in 1995) | The memorial begins with two large, granite monoliths which face each other. In between the tow monoliths a time capsule was buried. The time capsule contains the names of the New Englanders family members who perished in the Holocaust.
25: The main part of the memorial consists of six large towers of glass. Each of these 54 feet high towers represents one of the six death camps (Belzec, Auschwitz, Sobibor, Majdanek, Treblinka, and Chelmno). Each tower is made out of plates of glass that are etched with 6 million white numbers, which represent the registration numbers of the victims. | When you walk underneath the tower, you are standing upon a grate in which warm steam is rising from coals that smolder at the bottom. Look closely and you'll see that the name of the death camp that tower represents is illuminated. | A bed of smooth river rocks lines the edges of the Memorial. | Each glass tower is 54 feet high | The etched numbers.
26: has been creating moving performances filled with magic since 1993. It combines contemporary circus arts with music, dance and theatre. The company has given over 4,000 performances in more than 400 cities and 34 countries. | Sat. May 14, 2011 7:30pm | $57.00 each | WANG THEATRE | 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA
28: sOLAS iRISH pUB on Newberry Street | FOOD | Beacon Hill | Beacon Hill Chocolates | Modern Pastry | Hanover Street | Cheers | Kennedy's Irish Pub | Downtown Crossings | Beacon Hill
29: Beantown Pub The best Boston Clam Chowder in the city. | Located on the 52nd story of the Prudential Tower. | Beacon Hill Chocolates