Photo Tour of Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and Cambridge

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.

These pictures are of the Beacon Hill area.
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

Along Charles Street:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

You can kind of see the hill in this picture:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

In an area near Acorn Street, a lot of the houses have window boxes- love them!!

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

We know that Kay would love to see these:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

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:

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

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!

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

This park is huge and has several parts.

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

Here are the Make Way for Duckings statues:

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

It was imposible to get picture of the statues without all the little kids on top of them… and some adults too!

Mrs. Mallard:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

Ducklings:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

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!

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

While out, we saw the Duck Tour Bus. Erica will be taking a tour on one of these later this spring/summer:

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

We also walked by Cheers, the pub that inspired the tv show:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

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:

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

View from the Boston side of the bridge:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

The tall building is the Prudential Tower:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

The train also uses this bridge:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

Boston Skyline:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

Now we’re in Cambridge, along the Charles River on Memorial Drive. Erica does a lot of running along this path.

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

There are always lots of runners, walkers, and bikers along the river and on both sides:

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

It’s a great view:
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

We then crossed the street to visit MIT.

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

It’s not crooked, just held the camera crooked!!
Walk from Boston to Cambridge

Erica loves this building and finally got a picture of it because she runs by it:

Walk from Boston to Cambridge

Now we’re on Mass Ave. This is the Cambridge City Hall. This was the first nice day of the year and so people were in the grass:
Cambridge

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3 comments

  1. When Brandon and I come to visit you … we have to take a Duck Tour :] jk
    Btw, I took BT on a surprise trip to the Newport Aquarium and while we were walking around the shopping center next to it … they had one of those big toy machines with the claw and it was a Hello Kitty one. They whole thing was decorated in Hello Kitty and everything inside was Hello Kitty characters. It was cute. We thought of you.

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  2. I, too, loved the window boxes!! Also love the water and tall buildings!!! I can see why Erica likes to run along this water–the view is FANTASTIC!!!
    hugs,

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