Favorite Places: Boston Public Library

I love visiting libraries. Even if they’re really nothing special. The smell of the books, the rows and rows of pretty covers… I’m taken every time. 

It happened that we walked by the main Boston Public Library while we were trying to find the T station… and I just had to pop in for a quick peek. I’m so glad I did.

Boston Public Library

The outside detail is almost as pretty as the inside! Although, those cherub/tiny person sculptures up there could really use a loincloth or some such thing. *ahem*

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

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Boston Public Library

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Boston Public Library

Beautiful, right? It would appear that for me, the hardest part of writing travel posts is picking a handful of photos out of the hundreds thousands I took this summer! But I digress, If you’re in Boston, take a quick stroll through here. It’s worth it!

 

The Adventure Continues – Boston, Massachusetts

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that we love adventure. Whether that’s traveling, or just being free to follow an arrow that looks like it’s going somewhere interesting. This summer has been all about new experiences and seeing new things. My husband’s company set us up in a corporate apartment in Boston for the summer, which has allowed us to explore the Northeast, especially New England. We are completely smitten.

You probably also know how I love to share things I really enjoy with my readers, in the hope that you might get the chance to enjoy them too!

Here are some photos from our first weekend in Boston.

Old City Hall, Boston, MA

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Boston is so many things all at once. It’s historical, it’s modern, it’s cultural, it’s smart, it’s elegant and relaxed. You can lay in soft, cool grass in a beautiful park, then hop on the subway and have pizza in Little Italy, noodles in Chinatown, or all American burgers at Walburgers. You can stop in at the Cheers bar, where everyone knows your name, or if you’re feeling like some culture, head to the theater district, or one of the beautiful public libraries. the campuses of Boston College, Harvard, or MIT. You can run along the Charles River, walk the steps of Paul Revere, and see things from all the way back in the 1600′s. It’s a wonderful, and inspiring place.

The Declaration of Independence

See that balcony? That’s where the Declaration of Independence was read to the public for (I believe) the first time. And look at those skyscrapers behind. It’s like that episode of Fringe, where buildings from the other universe were beaming themselves over to our universe, and vice versa. What, you didn’t think that when you saw this picture? You should watch more science fiction.

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You will be seeing a few more Boston, and surrounding area posts this week. I have too many photos to share in just one! 

I hope everyone is having a good Monday! :)

 

Hello Again, Internets!

Hello! So, I disappeared for a while there. 4-ish months of not blogging. Where has the time gone?!

Let’s just see if I remember how to do this!

Where have I been: After we moved out of the cabin in North Carolina, we headed back to Florida for a couple of months. Florida has become our haven, of sorts. It’s where we have friends, and favorite restaurants, and know our way around, and that’s pretty comforting when you’ve basically been traveling for a year.

After a blissful couple of months in the sunshine, we headed to Boston for the summer. Boston has quickly become a new favorite place. It’s beautiful, cultural, smart, and there’s always plenty to do! We have favorite places already, and the coastline is to die for, beautiful. We’ve traveled north to New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and actually made it all the way to Montreal QC! This summer has been a blast, from Star Trek conventions to Metallica concerts.

I’ve been working a lot – I’ve done a few print projects, a few websites, and I’ve written about 100,000 words in a book series that I think I might actually finish! Soon I will have a new, updated portfolio to show off, and a couple of other new features here on the blog.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen quite a few of these photos, but here are some little snaps from the past 4 months. 

 Maine Coastline

Life in Instagram

Have a great weekend, everyone! It feels great to be back to the blogging world. :)

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