Boston Old Town Trolley Scenes

Boston Old Town Trolley Scenes

I love seeing a city from all sides. Yesterday, I got to see Boston on foot and today I got to see it on the Old Town Trolley Hop-on, Hop-off tour. It’s just a nice way to get an overview. And, what I enjoyed about this tour is not only seeing some of the city’s highlights from up high, but I also enjoyed the live, instead of recorded, commentary. It turned out to be the perfect day to ride in a big open windows trolley/bus…overcast but still warm…and a little muggy too.

So here’s a splattering of Boston sites from a top the Old Town Trolley.

Me, today in Boston, enjoying this dynamic city on an Old Town Trolley Hop-on, Hop-off tour. Aug. 15, 2017
An entrance to the Boston Garden adjacent to the Boston Common with the bronze Equestrian Statue of George Washington. Aug. 15, 2017
A small and peaceful protest in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Mass. Aug. 15, 2017
The Boston Harbor. Aug. 15, 2017
More Boston Harbor views. Although it looked like it was going to rain, it didn’t. I ended up spending a nice afternoon hanging out at the harbor and having a nice light lunch of crab cakes and wine. Aug. 15, 2017
One of several park-like areas at Boston’s North End by the Waterfront. Aug. 15, 2017
This archway is part of the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston’s North End which also has a beautiful rose garden…dedicated to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy who was born nearby…, as well as plenty of green space and harbor views. Aug. 15, 2017
It’s called the Boston Carousel, located in Boston’s North end by the Waterfront. This one of a kind carousel, instead of horses, reflects animals native to Boston like a lobster, cod, fox, squirrel, grasshopper, peregrine falcon, turtle, butterfly, skunk, oarfish, whale, rabbit, owl, and harbor seal. Aug. 15, 2017
The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, according to news accounts, was vandalized for the second time this summer when a 17-year-old allegedly threw a rock Monday evening through one of the glass panels, shattering it. Media, police and other individuals were gathered at the memorial. The glass towers of the memorial, which was installed in 1995, is dedicated to the Jewish people who were killed by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. The memorial consists of six glass towers representing the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Aug. 15, 2017
The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, according to news accounts, was vandalized for the second time this summer when a 17-year-old allegedly threw a rock Monday evening through one of the glass panels, shattering it. Media, police and other individuals were gathered at the memorial. The glass towers of the memorial, which was installed in 1995, is dedicated to the Jewish people who were killed by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. The memorial consists of six glass towers representing the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Aug. 15, 2017
Just another view of the Boston Harbor…and notice the pink sail boat. Aug. 15, 2017
The Boston Public Library, built in 1895; and the Old South Church built in the Gothic Revival style in 1873. Aug. 15, 2017
Me standing under the Cheers sign from a 1980’s television show of a bar named Cheers in Boston where a group of locals gathered to drink, relax and socialize. What kept running through my head was…one my daughter is not going to be too happy with me because she wanted to be here to see this for herself and two, the show’s theme song…”Where everybody knows your name.” And, here’s a memorable verse: “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Where everybody knows your name.” Aug. 15, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr., (1929-1968) a Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, made this Victorian brownstone on Massachusetts Avenue his home from 1952-53 while he was enrolled in the Graduate School of Boston University. Aug. 15, 2017
A bronze statue of Edgar Allan Poe, a short story writer and poet, who once called Boston his home, looks as if he is rushing down Boylston and Charles Street in Boston. Aug. 15, 2017

 

 

 

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