Boston, capital of Massachusetts. The people from there are known as” Massholes”, can relate it with their driving manners, but what I observe is that people in Boston or use the train, walk around the city or run. They have the famous Boston Marathon, so everyone seems to be preparing for that the entire year. There are beautiful parks, such as Fenway Park. This city is just a walkable city, where you can learn to appreciate each step as the streets are full of History in their concrete. The food also gets interesting in Boston with the way its presented, like this pop up coffee tricycle.
In 2003, the Boston College decided to dedicated a Memorial Labyrinth to the 22 alumni lost in 9/11. The art and science want people to meditate, so they came up with the idea of a labyrinth garden, that represents the intersection of the human and the divine, and their journey of life.
Yep! you have an aquarium in Boston and they are surrounded by water! Also don’t forget to make a day trip to the University of Harvard. Some of their classes where used in the Harry Potter’s movies. Ah! and for shopping! go to New Bury Street.
Faneuil Hall has the statue of Samuel Adams, one of the Founding fathers of USA. The building served as a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742.
Quincy Market, just behind Faneuil Hall. Contains “fast food” stands, but its worth it to eat the New England Clam Chowder and their lobster rolls! after all, we are in the New England States! have to try them all and look for the best one.
A tip from Wikipedia:
“The Boston Massacre, known as the Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five male civilians and injured six others. British troops had been stationed in Boston, capital of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, since 1768 in order to protect and support crown-appointed colonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation. Amid ongoing tense relations between the population and the soldiers, a mob formed around a British sentry, who was subjected to verbal abuse and harassment. He was eventually supported by eight additional soldiers, who were subjected to verbal threats and thrown objects. They fired into the crowd, without orders, instantly killing three people and wounding others. Two more people died later of wounds sustained in the incident.
The crowd eventually dispersed after Acting Governor Thomas Hutchinson promised an inquiry, but reformed the next day, prompting the withdrawal of the troops to Castle Island. Eight soldiers, one officer, and four civilians were arrested and charged with murder. Defended by the lawyer and future American President, John Adams, six of the soldiers were acquitted, while the other two were convicted of manslaughter and given reduced sentences. The men found guilty of manslaughter were sentenced to branding on their hand. Depictions, reports, and propaganda about the event, notably the colored engraving produced by Paul Revere (shown at right), further heightened tensions throughout the Thirteen Colonies.”
Wiki History Tip! The house of Paul Revere:
“Paul Revere (/rɪˈvɪər/; December 21, 1734 O.S. – May 10, 1818)[N 1] was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a patriot in theAmerican Revolution. He is most famous for alerting the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow‘s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.”
Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith, who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the Britishmilitary. Revere later served as a Massachusetts militia officer, though his service culminated after the Penobscot Expedition, one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which he was absolved of blame. Following the war, Revere returned to his silversmith trade and used the profits from his expanding business to finance his work in iron casting, bronze bell and cannon casting, and the forging of copper bolts and spikes. Finally in 1800 he became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels.”
North End or little Italy! Try to find the best Canoli’s at cafe Victoria (smaller and tasty) or Mikes (fatty but tasty too).
Among the streets there is a path call the “Freedom Trail”. Follow the path and you will find out more about the History of Boston. Great idea!