|Boston’s first skyscraper. Originally built in 1837, 26
floors were added to the structure in 1913. Today
they have been renovated and made into condo’s
for easy commuting to downtown businesses.
|Faneuil Hall was constructed in 1742 for merchant families to
trade and buy goods. Town meetings, held here between 1764
and 1774, heard Samuel Adams and others lead cries of protest
against the imposition of taxes on the colonies. The building
was enlarged in 1806. Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd
Garrison, and Lucy Stone brought their struggles for freedom
here in the 19th century. Today the marketplace is used for
local business to sell quick foodstuff to tourists. Merchants
serve dishes in the marketplace from many different cultures.
|Quincy Market was added in 1826 as an expansion to Faneuil Hall. The
170-year-old Quincy Market, located directly behind Faneuil Hall, served as
Boston 's wholesale food distribution center until the 1960s. Today it too is used
for local merchants to market their foods and dishes from around the world.
|The courtyard picture above shows entertainment
found in the marketplace. People from all over the
US come here to entertain the marketplace
crowds for tips.
|More courtyard photos
|This picture shows the color flowers one merchant sells on a daily basis.
|Here is a well known bar also located in Boston.
We all remember the TV show.
|Now we are going to
take a historic tour to
some site of the
Freedom trail. The 3
mile trail is a walking
tour of 16 sites and
structures of historic
downtown Boston and
begin at the Visitor
Center at 15 State
Street and cover the
heart of the Freedom
Trail from the Old
South Meeting House
to the Old North Church.
|Founded in 1660, the Granary
Burying Ground is the city's
third-oldest cemetery. It serves as
the final resting place for many
notable Revolutionary War patriots
including three signers of the
Declaration of Independence and
many victims of the Boston
Massacre. Samuel Adams, John
Hancock & Paul Revere. The
monument is just a marker for Paul
Revere. His actual gravestone is
much smaller and very modest
marker located right next to the
monument. Actually his impact was
not noted until after his
death in 1818.
|Here's Velvet taking a break and a chat
with an historic politician in Boston …
Course he talked her ear off about Boston
Click here or on her picture to see more of
Velvet's vacation at Cheryl's in Boston!
PS: Carla's hostess gift to Cheryl was a
cute Jo doll - see it below.