Memorial Day – 3 hours in Boston
The Peter Pan 6am bus was not running so when I got there I was a tad dissapointed at having got up so early needlessly so headed back to my air mattress till 7:30am. Jesse and I took the bus together up to Boston and as the next flight wasn’t till 2:45 I had three hours to kill in Boston. I have been wanting to be a tourist in Boston for a number of years and finally yesterday was the day I took the subway to the Charles station and walked back over Beacon Hill to the Common and then got on the Freedom trail ending at Faneuil Hall.
Walking on the brick pavements in a city founded in 1630 (not that old by British standards but ancient by American!) that played a central role in US History including the Boston Tea Party.
I loved the red brick architecture, the beautifully maintained floral displays including many window boxes and of course the US flag displayed from many houses.
In front of the ‘new’ state house built in 1798. During 1997, at a cost of more than $300,000, the dome was re-gilded, in 23k gold!
At Granary burial grounds third oldest in Boston est 1660 with 2345 graves but an estimated 5000 people were buried here. Included are a few gentleman who signed the Declaration of Independence and those who were killed in the Boston Massacre.