Went to downtown to check out a few scenes. The Boston Public Garden was once a swampy area that has been turned into a beautiful setting with gardens, paved walkways, statues, sculptures, fountain, a lagoon and an impressive footbridge.
The Common is a large area that, in its early days, was a pasture for grazing cows. Now it is a park for events with playgrounds, a bandstand, a pond used for ice skating in the winter, and monuments honoring citizens and soldiers.
King’s Chapel Burying Ground is not affiliated with the adjacent namesake church. It predates the chapel as the first public graveyard in the city. The land was donated by my great uncle Isaac Johnson in 1630.
It was great to see these well known sites as my ancestors were some of the earliest settlers in the area.
Scene: Chapel, cemetery, history, parks