Sunday, September 28, 2014

Galavanting around Boston...

I recently spent a day in Boston with my Mom.  She hadn't been there in over 30 years so we decided to tour the town.

The Boston Harbor was full of boats and yachts...

and people...

…the seals were outside of the Aquarium, dozing while they had their photos taken...

…and we hopped on a Duck Tour:

These boats are replicas of the WWII amphibious landing vehicles...

…and we had a great conDUCKtor:

We passed by the bronze statue of Bobby Orr...

and we "drove into the Charles River":

Lots of fun!

From the River you can see the two tallest buildings in Boston, the John Hancock and the Prudential:

 Some of the architecture in Boston is just amazing...

…as you can see on this bridge that is being repaired:

The day got cloudy, but the sailboats were filling the River:

Mom even got a chance to "drive" the "Duck"!

We passed a piece of the Berlin Wall - did you know that many segments of the Berlin Wall have been given to various institutions since its fall on November 9, 1989?  
Go HERE to read about it.

 It is peeking out behind the bushes - I always thought it was much taller:

You can see the Bunker Hill Monument in the distance:

Mom got to see where she worked when she was young, 10 Post Office Square:

After the Big Dig was completed a beautiful park was created to honor Rose Kennedy….

…and there is a beautiful carousel...

…that does not have ONE horse on it...

You can read about the design:

You can't go into Boston without a stop at Faneuil Hall..

…and a slice of pizza from Regina's:

Do you remember seeing these on Shark Tank?
Wicked Good!

We also walked over to Haymarket Square and saw the Holocaust Towers:

And, most importantly, Mom wanted to find the "Brass Trash" by the old Market.
We found a quiet cobblestone road in Haymarket Square and we were getting close:

We found it!

The "trash" was installed in the mid 70's….

...and relates to the fresh market held outdoors, with lettuce leaves, banana peels, a crushed pineapple basket...

It was a fun time "walking Mom down memory lane"

We continued our trip heading south to Plymouth and Cape Cod!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you and your Mother had an enjoyable day.
    Thanks for the tour - I have never been to Boston.


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