Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Boston Images

These are a little bit late (and I actually have some more that are stuck on the laptop), but here are some images from our latest trip to Beantown:

Gus and big old Boston lobster:

Luna Moth from the Museum of Science:

This time we stayed at The Langham, which is in Boston's Financial District. This is a few blocks south and east of the more downtown-y part where we stayed before (at The Copley and Park Plaza). I loved this part of the city. It's by all the wharves, and the configuration of the streets shows how old it is. They all curved all over the place and dead-ended and had a great juxtaposition of old and new architecture:

Because it was Halloween, we stopped at the Granary Burying Ground. It is the final resting place of many Revolutionary luminaries, but I found the gravestones of the lesser-known people fascinating. Here is one for John Hancock's servant, Frank, complete with spooky skull and angel wings:

Here's the gravestone for Miss Ann Maud. She has a relatively more benign, though still stern, angel on her stone:

Here's Gussie in front of the dismasted masts from the U.S.S. Constitution (one of my favorite pictures of him of all time. Please note Phillies shirt - Martinez, because he was pitching that night - sailor hat and navy pin, which he picked out at the gift shop. Sometimes kids are so great that it makes your head explode):

On our way home, we stopped as we always do, in Palmer, Massachusetts to have lunch at the Steaming Tender. We got there early this year and found to our delight that brunch was served in this Pullman car. Yippee!!

My two trainwatchers caught some freight action:

And then we went home.


Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

Great shots. The picture of the curved Boston street reminded me of my first trip to Boston (in 1949) when my father got lost in a bunch of those old streets, with no traffic lights, not very many street signs, and his wife and three kids giving him advice! How he managed to find his way was just a matter of good fortune, I guess.

10:16 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

I like how animated Gus is walking away from the camera in the street shot!

7:03 PM  
Blogger diana said...

GG - I never heard that story before!

CG - I know! That's the best part!

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Curygirl said...

Me neither, GG. You need to share more of those with us!

2:57 PM  

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