Boston Chinatown – the only historic Chinatown in New England. It’s probably third behind San Francisco and New York in terms of Chinatowns in the US. Lots of good food here!
The Roman Catholic Mission Church in the Mission Hill area of Boston. You can’t miss it! It’s real name is The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
The NEIDL (National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories) in front of the Boston skyline at night.
The tall glass skyscraper nearby is the John Hancock Tower or “The Hancock”. It’s the tallest sksycraper in New England and was completed in the mid 1970s.
An underground mural at the Park Street T station. It’s one of the oldest subway stations in the United States.
The Old State House is one of the historic landmarks on the Freedom Trail. It’s the oldest surviving public building in Boston (built 1713) and the seat of the first elected legislature in the New World. At around 1pm on 7/18/1776 Colonel Crafts proclaimed the Declaration of Independence from this balcony.
Park Street Church (near the Park Street T station) is an Evangelical church that is celebrating its bicentennial this year. It’s also a historic landmark. “America” (the “my country tis of thee song”) was first sung here in 1831. In addition, William Lloyd Garrison, a famous abolitionist, gave his first anti-slavery speech here in 1829.
The Boston Common is the oldest public park in the United States (1634). This monument is from the Park Street & Tremont corner of the park.
One question. Who lives here (along Charles River)?!
Boston skyline as seen from the Charles River. I have to say that the best part of the DUCK tour is the ~30 minutes that we spend in the water versus the land part (too much Boston traffic). The Charles River is my dividing line between Boston and Cambridge. It exits into the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the Museum of Science, and the ?condos above, other buildings along the shore of the river are MIT, BU, Brandeis, and Harvard.