Friday, May 18, 2012

Boston Day 3 - Exploring the City with Katie

Katie and I took the train into Boston to spend the day exploring the city.  Our first stop was the Boston Public Library.  It is such a beautiful building.  We ate lunch at Max Brenner where I had an ice cream popsicle to dip into melted chocolate.  (Max Brenner please open in Texas.)  We took a Duck Tour, which was so much fun.  It gave us a lot of information about the city and we got to go into the Charles River and view the city from the water.  
We walked the Freedom trail the whole way to the Old North Church.  The Freedom trail is actually a red line that is painted on the ground for you to follow around the city.  It was an excellent idea.  We followed the guide book and got to see a lot.
After a fabulous dinner at Mamma Maria we went to the Boston Ballet at the Opera House.  We had second row seats right in the center and it was amazing.  After picking up cannoli at Mike's pastry shop, we headed back to the train station only to have missed the last train back to our hotel.  Thank goodness for taxis.  
In front of the Boston Public Library.

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In the Library.

Interior of the library.

Our photo from the Duck Tour.

Duck Tour Guide

Boston Marathon finish line.

State House

View of the city from the Charles River.

On the duck tour.

Another passing duck boat/vehicle.

In front of Trinity Church

Katie at Trinity Church

Boston Commons and the swan boats.

Enjoying Boston Commons

The start of the freedom trail.
Cranary Burial Ground where the victims of the Boston Massacre, parents of Benjamin Franklin, Peter Faneuil, Paul Revere, and John Phillips (1st Mayor of Boston) are buried.  Established in 1660.

Prisoners were held in this cage to be given a sermon before they were executed.  

Park Street Church was established in 1809.

Site of the Boston Massacre

Quincy Market

I couldn't pass up taking this photo.

On the street.

Plaza next to Paul Revere's house.  We ate dinner at Mamma Maria.

Paul Revere's House.

Interior of Old North Church where "One if by land, two if by sea..."
Good presentation does make it taste better.


Theater District

China Town

At the Boston Ballet where we saw Fancy Free.

Sealing of the Opera House before I got yelled at for taking a picture.

Mike's cannoli!

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