Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Paul Revere knew the Way, Me--not so much

Boston, MS--what an interesting place.  I stepped back through history and revisited sites of our country's beginnings. 
A couple of my travel companions and I set off for the days adventures

 Trinity Church on Copley Square
Trinity Church is the only church in the United States and the only building in Boston that has been honored as one of the "Ten Most Significant Buildings in the United States" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 1885, architects voted Trinity Church as the most important building in the U.S.; Trinity Church is the only building from the original 1885 list still included in the AIA's current top ten list. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 30, 1970.
John Hancock Tower

I love this picture of Trinity Church reflected on the John Hancock Tower--a contrast of old and new
In 1972, Cobb's design of the Hancock Tower took the glass monolith skyscraper concept to new heights. The tower is an achievement in minimalist, modernist skyscraper design.
Old North Church

The enduring fame of the Old North began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, and Vestryman Capt. John Pulling, Jr. climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution.

Quincy Market The market is two stories tall, 535 feet long, and covers 27,000 square feet

We had lunch here, and a most memorable thing happened to me--I got lost right in the middle of Boston, couldn't find the bus, and had visions of walking back to the harbor (if I could find it) but luckily I had my cell phone and called my friend on the bus and the tour guide came and got me--Embarrassing!
Old North bridge, where the first shots
of the revolutionary war were fired

Harvard University

The North Bridge, often called the Old North Bridge, is the historical site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle in the American War of Independence.
Due to the government shutdown we were not able to enter the park, but only could look from afar.

Harvard University, which celebrated its 375th anniversary in 2011, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Harvard University is devoted to teaching, learning, innovation, and research.
Founded in 1636 as a small school at the edge of a New England wilderness to educate Puritan ministers, today Harvard College and the University’s graduate and professional Schools are filled with students and faculty from every corner of the planet.
The end of an eventful day

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