On April 3rd, we took the train into Boston. We got off at the first stop. It’s the MGH (Massachusetts General Hospital) stop and then walked around the rest of the afternoon.
In an area near Acorn Street, a lot of the houses have window boxes- love them!!
And here’s Acorn Street, a very narrow lane paved with cobblestones. It is mentioned in a lot of the guide books that this is the most picturesque street in all the the US. This picture doesn’t do it justice. Hopefully we’ll be back when the flower boxes are full and in bloom:
The rowhouses are in the Federal-style and are just gorgous. It’s one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Boston. Also, notice the light in the lamp-post on Acorn Street. It is gas-lit!
Then, we walked to Boston Common, the central public park. It is the oldest city park in the US. It is 50 acres. The land was originally used in the 1630’s as a cow pasture. It was then used as a camp by the British before the American Revoluntary War, from where they left for the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Remember Concord? Erica went back in March and we’ll be visiting Lexington soon!
This park is huge and has several parts.
Here are the Make Way for Duckings statues:
It was imposible to get picture of the statues without all the little kids on top of them… and some adults too!
We don’t know much about it, other than it is based on a book that took place in the park and then they put the statues here.
There is also a pond here, but it wasn’t filled in yet. But this is where the swan boats can be rented and we will definitely be back in the summer to get some pictures of those. Not sure if we’ll ride in them, but I want to see them!
While out, we saw the Duck Tour Bus. Erica will be taking a tour on one of these later this spring/summer:
The new pictures are from the walk across the Longfellow Bridge from Boston to Cambridge.
The big blue shiny building is the John Hancock Tower:
Now we’re in Cambridge, along the Charles River on Memorial Drive. Erica does a lot of running along this path.
There are always lots of runners, walkers, and bikers along the river and on both sides:
We then crossed the street to visit MIT.
Erica loves this building and finally got a picture of it because she runs by it: