Wednesday, July 31, 2013

May 12, 2013 Boston's Freedom Trail

 After two nights of camping and hiking in the White Mountains and one night of drinking and live music in Boston, I needed a nice relaxing day wandering aimlessly through Boston. We started out on Boston's Harbor, then followed the Freedom Trail through the North End and across the Charles River to Charlestown. Then back to Faneuil Hall and walked the rest of the Freedom Trail to the Boston Common. Here's the photos of our day taken along the Freedom Trail (or somewhere close to the trail).

 I loved the old buildings along the harbor.

Here's one of the many crime scenes from last night.

Officially on the Freedom Trail now.

The four of us already told our Irish mothers, "Happy Mother's Day".

The North End neighborhood.

 We decided to tour Paul Revere's house.
Paul Revere lived here with his wife and 12 children. I'm surprised he had time to warn everyone that the British were coming. Then again, he probably used any excuse to get out of the house.
 St. Leonard Roman Catholic Church

 Paul Revere Mall

Old North Church. The steeple of this church is where the "one if by land, two if by sea" lanterns were held by Robert Newman to signal Paul Revere.

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

On May 12, we had no idea the Blackhawks would win the Stanley Cup here in late June.
The USS Constitution

This ship was being repaired in a dry dock next to the USS Constitution.


 A few pictures taken along the way to Bunker Hill or back to the North End.


After lunch in the North End, we headed to where we started on the Freedom Trail at Quincy Market. Then we walked along the trail to the end at Boston Common.

The Old State House where the Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770.

The Boston Irish Famine Memorial

It seemed appropriate to me that homeless people sleep in the park where the Irish Famine Memorial stands.

The Old South Meeting House. The Boston Tea Party was organized here. The real Tea Party not the douchebag infested one that exists now.

King's Chapel Burying Ground

Granary Burying Ground

The plaque at the Boston Common

The State House

Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at Boston Common