Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Old South Meeting House

On December 16, 1773, some 5000 colonists gathered at the Old South Meeting House to protest a tax and so, started a revolution with the Boston Tea Party.


Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston, but is now towered over by the modern steel and glass buildings of today.

Boston is a beautiful city with a wonderful mix of old and new...



On a trip this past weekend I snapped a few shots of the city...



A new view of the Custom House from a park that used to be a a highway through the city until they put the highway in a tunnel with the costliest highway project ever... Big Dig


And another shot from the park , but , looking in the opposite direction, of Rowes Wharf where I left my Yacht above..I wish!!

Located across from the State House , beside the Boston Common is the Memorial to the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Infantry which was one of the first black regiments in the US Military and fought in the Civil War and was depicted in the movie Glory starring Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington.



All in all my son Pat and I had a nice day
strolling through the city, hope you enjoy the photos!!

13 comments:

PG said...

nice shots Tom. Looks like a great day. I'd love to head into the city for a day of nothing more than roaming and shooting photos. I worked at One Beacon St for a few years, I miss being in the city everyday.

TOM said...

It was nice, I lived and worked in they city for several years and always love getting back to see the changes.

Momzy said...

Great photos. Of course the one of you and Pat outshines all the rest!!

TOM said...

Momzy, we are a couple of studs for sure...(-:

a.i. editor said...

Boston looks developed with lavish free spaces like squares & designed parks.

TOM said...

A.I. It's certainly a city that is enjoyable to walk around in

thevinylvillage said...

great shots, looks like you all had a nice trip!

Kath Lockett said...

Geez, I haven't even been to the US yet, let alone Boston. Will do someday though!

Tell Pat that his t-shirt is way too tight, OK?

SMITHNATION said...

Nice pictures. I loved walking Boston with you when I was a wee little one. Thanks for the History lesson. Love ya

TOM said...

Vinyl, thanks...I'm experimenting with the camera..we did have fun

Kathlock, and I must get to Australia

Mrs Smith, I loved walking you till you were ready to drop sometimes I did let you hail a cab!!...Now your doing the same thing with hiking the trails of Maine!!

Wilmaryad Ben O'Scallas said...

Wow! Looks amazing! and the father + son time is always a delight :)

TOM said...

Wilmaryad...Thanks, it was a good time...Thanks for taking the time to comment.

eastcoastlife said...

Boston is beautiful.... a walk through the city with you would be nice.

Come to Singapore and I'll buy you our famous Chicken Rice!