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Bullet Sunday 126

Posted on Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Dave!Bullet Sunday from Boston... could there BE anything more exciting?

• Photographic I just updated yesterday's Dave York 2 entry with a few photo links from Dawg, Poppy, Bellaventa, and Cissa! Dawg even has Poppy Streaming Video of me on his site. w00t!

• Friendly. I have a long-time good friend in Boston whom I haven't seen in ages, so I decided to cash in a few frequent flier miles and take the super-convenient Delta Shuttle plane up to Massachusetts. Even if I had paid, it's still cheaper than the train (WTF?) and a lot faster, delivering you from New York LaGuardia's Marine Air Terminal...

Nyc

To Boston Logan in just a little over an hour...

Bos

• Rock. I made a point to visit Boston's new Hard Rock Cafe at the Faneuil Hall Market Place so I would once again be caught up with all the Hard Rocks in the US and Canada. I admit to being a bit disappointed that the exterior is so frackin' BORING, but they did a nice job on the inside... even if it doesn't replicate the more classic stylings of the Boston original at Copley Square...

Hard Rock Cafe Boston 2

Hard Rock Cafe Boston 2 Interior

• Revereware. While waiting for my friend to arrive in Little Italy, I wandered around The Freedom Trail for a while. Boston is a great walking city, packing a lot of great sites in a fairly small area. You can even walk part of the path Paul Revere took on his famous "midnight ride" to warn patriots about British troops arriving, starting at his house (which is now a small museum)...

Paul Revere's House

Paul Revere Statue

Old NorthCcurch Sign

Old North Church
One if by land, Two if by Sea!

• History. The bad thing about Boston is that everything is hugely expensive. The art museums here are anywhere from $12 to $17, which is pricey when you consider I just came from London where many of the greatest artistic treasures ever made are free to look at. New York isn't any less expensive, but at least they have The Met (one of the greatest art museums in the world) with only a suggested donation admission (where you can literally pay one penny and see everything). The good thing about Boston is that their greatest treasures... historical sites and beautiful parks... are free to wander around...

Old Courthouse
The Old Courthouse... site of the Boston Massacre!

Boston Common Park
A small slice of beautiful Boston Common park.

The State House at Boston Common
The Massachusetts State House at Boston Common.

• Graveling. Call me macabre, but the old cemeteries in Boston are probably my favorite attraction. Not only can you see where a number of famous historical figures are buried, but you can also spend hours looking at the tombstones, which are brilliant, beautiful, and sometimes even funny...

Boston Cemetery

Tombstone
Here lies buried in a stone grave 10 feet deep Daniel Malcom...

Tombstone
The workmanship is really quite beautiful.

And thus ended my very short trip to Boston, where I then hopped the shuttle back to New York for dinner at Ray's Pizza.

Mmmmm... pizza...


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Comments

  1. B.E. Earl says:

    Yeah, but which Ray’s Pizza. Famous Ray’s, Original Ray’s or World-Famous Original Ray’s? I get so confused so I just go to John’s of Bleecker Street. Great pizza there too.

  2. A Lewis says:

    Mmmm….Boston. One of my favorites.

  3. sizzle says:

    Looks beautiful. I’ve always wanted to visit.

  4. Finn says:

    Boston is my second-favorite U.S. city after New York.

    Now… it was Ray’s? Not Famous Ray’s? Or Famous Original Rays? Are you sure? Because I’m NEVER sure!

  5. I think graveyards are the best place to read a town’s story. You’re not weird at all.

  6. claire says:

    Old graveyards are cool. I’ve long enjoyed photographing them. The sculptural elements and geometric patterns of the layouts appeal to me.

  7. Seals says:

    I love the picture of the old courthouse with all those big-ass skyscrapers all around it.

    All old buildings should look out-of-place to make them special. Otherwise, it’s just an old building, waiting for a nice wrecking ball.

    Which Rays? Famous Rays? Original Rays? Famous Original Rays?

    Alright. I’m done here. Be good.

  8. martymankins says:

    Except for the Hard Rock, I’ve been to most of those places in the photos. The Freedom Walk is pretty awesome.

    I wish I had my photos, but they were lost over 8 years ago (I was last there in September 1998)

  9. Awesome photos as always.

  10. rachel says:

    um- some of those pictures from Robin are mine – we share the flicker site….just saying

  11. Sybil Law says:

    I miss Boston. :(
    But thanks for the pics and the walk down memory lane!!!!

  12. Nat says:

    We’re in Boston in a few weeks, then have to go to Baltimore to meet with our friends. Like you, I was shocked when it was considerably cheaper to fly. Significantly cheaper even.

  13. Mooselet says:

    Ah Boston, my hometown. I do miss it sometimes – the cemeteries around The Common are cool.

  14. whall says:

    You really are a good photographer and archiver for the rest of us to vicariously enjoy.

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