Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Historic Boston

A few shots from our walk around Boston. The weather was beautiful so we covered alot of ground--from Quincy market & the North End to the Common & the Public Garden & everywhere in between! Massachusetts State House is the oldest building on Beacon Hill. The building and its grounds cover two city blocks. The Bulfinch Front faces south, its red brick walls, white pillars and trim, and golden dome catching the sun in every season.
Old South Meeting House--- From the meeting of more than 5,000 colonists on December 16, 1773, which started the Boston Tea Party, to the present, the Old South Meeting House has been an important gathering place for nearly three centuries.

Custom House Tower--Boston's first skyscraper. The building was initially completed in 1847, with the twenty-six floor tower added in 1913. The original design was that of a Greek temple, with Doric columns on all four sides, and a large domed roof. Before land reclamation was done in the mid-1800s, Boston's waterfront had extended right to this building.

1 comment:

Bennie said...

Thanks for the tour of Boston. These are great pictures. I'll have to go back up there someday and tour around more.