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Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA
Aug 19, 2014

Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA

Aug 19, 2014
Zakim Bridge, Boston. 
Aug 19, 2014 / 3 notes

Zakim Bridge, Boston. 

Aug 17, 2014 / 1 note
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.
Aug 11, 2014 / 4 notes

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.

Aug 8, 2014 / 2 notes
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. 
Aug 7, 2014 / 4 notes

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.” 
Aug 6, 2014

Winthrop’s “City on a hill.” 

Taken last month; The Daniel Malcolm tomb stone in Boston’s Copps Hill Burying Ground. 



"A true son of Liberty A friend of the Publick An enemy to oppression And one of the foremost in opposing the Revenue Acts on America."

Malcolm was buried 10 feet deep per request. He feared that the British would attempt to mutilate his remains. Legend has it that the markings on the tomb stone were caused by musket balls fired by British soldiers who used the burying grounds for target practice. 
 
 
Aug 6, 2014

Taken last month; The Daniel Malcolm tomb stone in Boston’s Copps Hill Burying Ground. 

"A true son of Liberty A friend of the Publick An enemy to oppression And one of the foremost in opposing the Revenue Acts on America."
Malcolm was buried 10 feet deep per request. He feared that the British would attempt to mutilate his remains. Legend has it that the markings on the tomb stone were caused by musket balls fired by British soldiers who used the burying grounds for target practice. 
 
I love this plaque in the Old North Church.
Jul 15, 2014 / 1 note

I love this plaque in the Old North Church.

Jul 15, 2014 / 27 notes

Visited the USS Constitution today. Oldest commissioned warship afloat in the US Navy.

Jul 11, 2014 / 4 notes

Old State House, Boston. Royal Governor’s council and court chambers. Oldest public building in Boston (there are older churches and homes). Built 1713.

Jul 11, 2014 / 1 note
May 21, 2014 / 17 notes
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. 
Apr 30, 2014 / 68 notes

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.