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!!