My mom (rest her soul) came from Massachusetts....Mattapan to be exact. My mom had many brothers & sisters, so I have a LOT of fantastic first cousins, all from the general Boston area. The Lenster and I LOVE Boston.
My niece and nephew (my brothers kids) are both graduates of Harvard ...so, Boston (Cambridge too) plays a big part in our life. We've been many times but, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour around town on the Hop On Hop Off bus.
Time to leave the ship....
I'm so excited to share a bunch of snaps I took on our little jaunt around town.....hope you enjoy too ! All taken thru the bus window.....so....If you can identify the spots where I shot the pictures all the more power to you !!!
when it comes to history what place could be richer or more steeped in it? It's one of the oldest cities in the entire United States.
Boston (named after Boston Lincolnshire, England,) was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston.
a carousel right in the middle of town
Inspired by a group of Holocaust survivors who found new lives in the Boston area, the New England Holocaust Memorial was built to foster reflection on the impact of bigotry and the outcomes of evil during World War II and to this day.
Americas Oldest Restaurant
Boston is surrounded by the "Greater Boston" region and is contiguously bordered by the cities and towns of Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Newton, Brookline,Needham, Dedham, Canton, Milton, and Quincy.
I have family everywhere !!
I love this pix I took of the reflection.
designed by I.M. Pei (think Lourve)
remember...these were all just taken through the bus window !!
tomorrow we'll take an unusual tour of a Rhode Island landmark.
Make sure to visit again !