Friday, September 2, 2011

I love Boston!

Our plans today were to do some work on the boat in the morning and then take the T(subway) to Copley Square for a free lunch hour concert at Trinity Church which we read about in the Where monthly magazine.  When we got there we found out that the concerts start next week, so while disappointed, we headed for the huuuge! Farmer's Mkt on Copley Plaza, where we were able to have lunch.  Each of us went our own way after lunch which is lovely, as most of the time we feel that we are joined at the hip.

Joe was off to MIT to kibitz with the alumnae office and drop in on his fraternity.  I spent some time at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, reading USA today and looking at the books on display for 9/11 10th Anniversary.  USA today highlighted several families impacted by 9/11, so by the time I left the reading room I was wiping tears.  then it was back to the Farmer's Mkt for wonderful produce, cheese, bread, middle eastern food, etc.  I have included 1 picture from the market in Copley Plaza.

Upon returning to the waterfront, I took several pictures of the Rose Fitzgerald Parkway which was developed after the elevated highway was torn down and the "Big Dig" was completed.  The Big Dig made national headlines because it cost billions of dollars and ten years to complete.  There was a lot of negative press at the time, and we still occasionally hear about problems with it.  However, I don't know how anyone can argue with the outcome and the beauty of the urban space that was created from this project.  The park is a couple of miles long with walkways, natural plants, waterfalls, sculptures, and sitting areas, just a block or two off of the waterfront area.  I used to be fearful of crossing under the highway to get from one neighborhood to the other, with the darkness, dampness, graffiti, and derelicts along the way.  I have included a couple of pictures.

Last but not least, our mooring field with the Boston Harbor Sailing Club is located in the midst of the busiest part of the harbor, just off the Aquarium.  Ferries and harbor tour boats are busy from morning to dark.  The last picture is at dusk, taken from the boat.

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