Boston – Happy 4th of July!!!!!

A fun stop is the top of the Prudential Tower where you have a 360 degree view of the city.  Above is a view towards Cambridge. Look down onto Newberry Street and all those lovely shops and restaurants and over to Fenway Park! I never realized how many brownstones were in Boston!!!!

Some other Boston Facts:

The very first Boston Marathon was held on April 19th, 1897 and had only 15 runners, all male 🙁

The Custom House Tower is a skyscraper in McKinley Square which is in the Financial neighborhood of town and stands 496 feet tall and is currently home to a hotel.

Boston Custom House Tower
Custom House Tower

The Boston Public Library is on the National Register of Historic Places and opened in 1852 and was the first free publicly supported municipal library in the United States.

Boston Public library and Old South Church
Boston Public Library and Old South Church

Old South Church is a Northern Italian Gothic architecture style church and a national historic landmark.

Boston Old South Church
Old South Church
Boston Trinity Church
Boston Trinity Church from the Prudential Tower

In 1742, the gilded grasshopper weathervane on top of Fanueil Hall is considered the symbol of Boston.

Quincy Market
Quincy Market
Newberry street planter
Newberry Street

Home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912!!

Fenway park
Fenway Park from the Prudential Tower
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Muji display pens
Muji display champagne glasses
Muji display champagne glasses

Hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July.  Please take some time to remember that this is truly a wonderful country we live in. Be kind and remember we are all immigrants!

At the top of the Prudential Tower was a poignant quote from the former President  George H.W. Bush, 1988

“WE DON’T WANT AN AMERICA THAT IS CLOSED TO THE WORLD. WHAT WE WANT IS A WORLD THAT IS OPEN TO AMERICA.”

 

Want more Boston? Boston Strong – On the Waterfront

 

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