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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Boston Public Garden and a few other fun spots...

I had a very nice time in Boston recently.  My husband was at a work conference and I spent a lot of two days walking all over Back Bay.  Yesterday, I featured a few pictures of the Boston Public Garden.  Today, I want to share a few more of that location and also a couple of other spots that took my fancy.  I learned that the Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 and was the first public botanical garden in the US.  It was so lovely!  I enjoyed the flowers and blooming trees.  We don't have too many tulips and daffodils this far south and I loved their colors.  The pond, the swan boats, the winding trails - so, so pretty.  Hope you enjoy them too.

















I'll also add a couple of other locations I found on my long, long walk.  I didn't go in to the Harry Potter Store, but I should have.  I did visit the Trident Booksellers and Cafe - a very nice little independent with a coffee shop included. 









I took a bunch more pictures of the beautiful churches that were on practically every corner.  I know that I only scratched the surface of what was available in Boston, but I thoroughly enjoyed walking and exploring the streets that I did.  Perhaps another trip is in order at some point.  

25 comments:

  1. What beautiful pictures Kay, it looks like a lovely place to walk and to take in the independent book store and coffee shop ;-)

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    1. It was very nice and different from what I'm used to. I also find bookstores hard to resist and when you add coffee to the mix...well..

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  2. Looks gorgeous! And it looks like you had some lovely weather to enjoy it in. :)

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    1. The weather was really nice. I was afraid it would be rainy and too cold for me, but it was great!

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  3. Wow - beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them. I'm glad you had a good time. I've never been - but after seeing your photos, would love to go.

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    1. It was a beautiful day and well worth the walk from our hotel.

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  4. Pretty pictures and beautiful places! I'm sure you'd a wonderful time there. I like the sound of the Harry Potter store.

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    1. I know. Isn't it cute? My husband couldn't believe that I didn't go inside. Now, looking back, I'm not sure why I didn't. LOL

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  5. I love to visit Boston - so much to see and do. Great pics!

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    1. Yes, there were many more things that I didn't see. We were not there long though.

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  6. Lovely! I'd love to visit Boston one day.

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    1. The weather was very nice and I was a bit surprised at that. The forecast had been cold rain, but I got lucky.

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  7. It looks like the perfect weather! I have never been to Boston, but your pictures show me that I need to get there one of these days!

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    1. It really was nice weather and I was afraid it wouldn't be. I got lucky!

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  8. I've only been to Boston a couple of times and must go back. Those gardens are beautiful! And, did you get anything at the bookstore or did you save all of your book shopping for the book conference? :)

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    1. I didn't buy anything at the bookstore. I had shipped home a bunch of books from the conference and so that had to be enough. LOL

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  9. How beautiful! In my head Boston is always cold even though I know that of course it isn't. I love the pictures of the gardens. What lovely tulips! We're a little too warm here to get a really good bloom but they're my favorites! The bookstore sounds fun too. This sounds like a wonderful visit!

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    1. It was a little cool, but I had a jacket. I was really glad that the forecast rain did not appear. I would not have walked so far if that had been the case. And I love tulips too - as you can see.

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  10. Seems like you did a lot while visiting the northeast. I love strolling around Boston.

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    1. I did do a lot. Read pretty much nothing. Noted today when I finally finished a book that my last book was completed on April 25th. 3 weeks!!

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  11. I did a search and the Harry Potter store (I think it's called The Fairy Store) and it is just a few doors down from where we lived on Newbury St! It was pretty much just residential in those days. Now I hear it is quite upscale. I think we paid $395 a month. I loved the stones you showed. I love Boston. We lived there for five years.

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    1. Oh it is indeed upscale - quite deluxe. Every designer or expensive brand that you can think of has a shop in that area. Might be $395 a day or half-day now. LOL

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    2. Oops, I goofed. 365 was the address. The rent was $195!!! !971-73.

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  12. Your pictures are so beautiful. You make me want to visit Boston again.

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