Boston with Annie

by Becky D. June. 16, 2009 4232 views []

Turns out that traveling in a group of four is actually not that easy when two of them share DNA. We decided to split up so that mother and daughter could have a short break from each other after spending 4 entire days straight in very tight quarters (planes, cars, hotels, etc.), before re-grouping for the final leg of the trip. So after spending Monday in Boston (I had an all-day meeting right in the middle of my vacation … go figure), Lou and Jonathan went to Brooklyn to visit his aunt, and Lou's mom Annie and I spent two days in Boston. This is Annie at 21st Amendment (a bar) at the end of day one.

This post should be subtitled: Showing Annie Eight of my Favorite Places in Boston. The quick version of our day: 1) Gardner Museum 2) Prudential Tower Skywalk, 3) Trinity Church, 4) The Boston Public Library, 5) Old South Church, 6) The Public Gardens, 7) Boston Common and 8) 21st Amendment (bar near the State House). This is the view to the east from the Skywalk (50th floor of the Prudential Tower)

Kenmore Square. Fenway Park on the left, the Citgo Sign in the middle (big red triangle) and the Charles River on the right. The main road running down the center, right next to the Citgo Sign is Comm Ave and Boston University. The large building just behind the Citgo Sign is my building, aka, where I would be if I wasn't enjoying the beautiful weather and showing a first-time-to-Boston-er around my beautiful city on my vacation.

Annie in Copley Square, in front of Trinity Church (far right) and the Hancock Tower, after enjoying a lobster roll. Did I mention we ate a lot of seafood?

Aaah, Boston

Inside Trinity Church. I will have to dedicate an entire post to my photos from inside Trinity … soo beautiful

Farmer's Market in Copley Square, outside of Trinity

Copley Square from the front steps of the Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library, from the steps of Trinity Church (looking across Copley Square)

The spectacular main staircase at the Boston Public Library

Annie in the BPL's Bates Hall, where people who want to look really smart go to study

Annie texting Lou from the courtyard at the Boston Public Library to brag about where she is

Old South Church, established 1669. Next time you're anywhere near Copley Square, please, do me a favor and go inside this church. You've walked past it a zillion times, and it's so beautiful. Take the T to Copley Station. It's RIGHT there.

The Public Gardens. It was around 6pm by the time we arrived to wander around the gardens, and the light was just wonderful. Did I mention how spectacular the weather was?

Trust me, there were a lot more picture than this selection …
After we wandered through the Public Gardens, we crossed Boston Common, had a beer at 21st Amendment, then took the T back to Brighton and had dinner at one of the Irish pubs in my neighborhood.

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