Boston Scenes

(Boston MA)
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.

Boston Scenes – Public Garden

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.

Lagoon Bridge
Brewer Fountain
Boston Common

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.

King’s Chapel
King’s Chapel Burying Ground

It was great to see these well known sites as my ancestors were some of the earliest settlers in the area.

Camp: AirBnB
Scene: Chapel, cemetery, history, parks

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8 Responses to Boston Scenes

  1. Steven Crisp November 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    OK, from a New Englander, inquiring minds want to know where you parked your rig while AirBNB’ing in Boston.

    Good for you for figuring out a way. Are you staying on the outskirts and taking the T or some other approach.

    Nice pictures, BTW. Thanks for sharing and keeping me on your distro list.

    Steven Crisp, Thistle Dew Too

    • Pleinguy November 25, 2019 at 1:01 pm #

      Flew into Vermont, and drove a rental. BnB and car was parked in Cambridge, and got around via the T. Glad to hear you’re still following the journey.

  2. Mr. Ed November 25, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

    And you didn’t go to La Famiglia in the North End
    What kind of a Bostonian are you, anyway?

    • Pleinguy December 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm #

      We ate at a couple of places; but, not that one. I’m not from there, like my ancestors. I went where my Boston friend wanted.

  3. Nancy Siddens November 25, 2019 at 4:38 pm #

    Makes me nostalgic. I crossed the Public Garden every day on the way to work for many years. Nice photos!

    • Pleinguy November 25, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

      Pleasant way to start the work day. Thanks for reading.

  4. Bradford D Harris December 9, 2019 at 9:35 pm #

    What a scenic area! I really like the picture of the bridge. The old cemetery is fascinating. Cool about the family link.

    • Pleinguy December 10, 2019 at 5:09 pm #

      Lots of nice scenes in the downtown area. Thanks for commenting.

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