Category Archives: Boston

USA, Massachusetts – Boston

Spent a couple of days in Boston post cruise and it rained a lot and when it wasn’t raining it was cloudy but I still enjoyed revisiting some spots and going to some new ones also. It is always a nice easy and compact city to visit -very walkable.

My hotel was a stone’s throw from Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall as well as the red pavemented Freedom Trail walk. I had my last lobster roll for a while in Faneuil Hall:(

Next stop – memorials to the holocaust – symbolic towers for each of the Death Camps which had hot steam floating through them – symbolic for sure. Bottom right is a memorial to the Irish who fled the potato famine for new lives in Boston

Then a nice walk around Beacon Hill – the traditional and swanky part of town. When i was 21 and came to the US for the first time, my friend Sue and I stayed at the parents of a friend who lived in this part of town. We had the whole of the top of the town house plus rooftop patio – we thought we had died and gone to heaven. A lovely part of town but the Cheers Bar is looking a little the worse for wear I thought – and nobody knew my name….

First time visit to the JFK Presidential Library – interesting to visit given the history up to and after his time as President. But the star of this place is the fantastic design of the building by I M Pei on the Waterfront – stunning.

In these shots you can see the hotel I was staying in – it was the very tall building with the clock on the top which was formerly the Customs House. Great to stay in such a historical building which still retains its old counting room. There is also an observation deck above the clock with fabulous views of Boston and surrounds – even on a gloomy day. And I loved the fountain which is hot and cold occasionally spurting out steam.