Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA
Zakim Bridge, Boston.
As a Bostonian, I have always believed Williams played my favorite Boston movie character. He was perfect in that film. The Public Garden and Carlton Fisk scenes are two of my favorite movie scenes, ever.
This is the worlds oldest known aerial photograph. Boston, 1860.
“Boston, as the eagle and wild goose see it, is a very different object from the same place as the solid citizen looks up at its eaves and chimneys. The Old South and Trinity Church are two landmarks not to be mistaken. Washington Street slants across the picture as a narrow cleft. Milk Street winds as if the old cowpath which gave it a name had been followed by the builders of its commercial palaces. Windows, chimneys, and skylights attract the eye in the central parts of the view, exquisitely defined, bewildering in numbers…. As a first attempt it is on the whole a remarkable success; but its greatest interest is in showing what we may hope to see accomplished in the same direction.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Most of these buildings were destroyed in the Great Fire of 1872. Old South (the steeple at center-left) survived. As did Quincy Market, the long building at the very top/left. However, it is no longer a waterfront building as the city has been extended outward into the harbor.
Winthrop’s “City on a hill.”
Taken last month; The Daniel Malcolm tomb stone in Boston’s Copps Hill Burying Ground.
I love this plaque in the Old North Church.
Visited the USS Constitution today. Oldest commissioned warship afloat in the US Navy.
Old State House, Boston. Royal Governor’s council and court chambers. Oldest public building in Boston (there are older churches and homes). Built 1713.
Big Papi was holding someones baby for a photo when the National Anthem started to play. So, he turned around and held the kid for the whole thing.