I never met a city I didn’t like. Although none are without flaws and problems, I’m always able to find something that appeals to me. Then there are the cities that I absolutely love. Boston is one of those.
It’s a city of architectural contrasts where the old mingles with the new. Historic buildings that figured prominently in early American history such as the Old South Meeting House, Old North Church, and Faneuil Hall coexist with modern office buildings and hotels.
In these photos, I tried to capture some of that contrast. The photo above of the Boston skyline at sunset was taken from across the harbor over the rooftops of East Boston.
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Gorgeous photo Cathy! I love the light and the skyline! I’m with you, I love Boston as well.
Thanks, Laurel. I was lucky to catch the view at that time.
Great shot, Cathy! I haven’t been to Boston in years… I really need to get back there.
Thanks, Michael. I’d like to go back soon, too. Unfortunately it’s not in the cards for the near future — but you never know!
Fantastic shot Cathy! I’ve always wanted to visit Boston. One of these days when I’m home I’ll have to grab a cheap flight, and go for a few days. Halifax is less than a 2 hour flight.
Thanks for another great week of Travel Photo Thursday.
Thank you, Nancie. Less than a two hour flight is pretty good — hope the fares are good, too!
Cheap fares, and then there’s the tax!!
I love the Boston old and new shot. I hope someday I can spend some time in Boston.
I like that one, too, I think it’s so cool to see how these old, historic buildings are so distinctive even with skyscrapers towering over them.
Love the colors of the sunset!
Hey Norbert — thanks! It was a very pretty sunset — glad I was able to capture a bit of it.
Super shot and nice description of why you like Boston too. I’ve only driven through it so one day – preferably in the fall- on the way to see the New England colours – I would like to stop and get to know the city.
Isn’t New England gorgeous in the fall? Love being there at that time of year. Thanks for the comment and compliment!
Beautiful photo! We only spent a few days in Boston, but I would love to spend at least a few months there.
Thanks, Christy — I think it would be great to spend a few months in Boston. I’d love to live like a local there!
That’s a great shot! I always forget to head to the rooftops to take pix….
Thanks, Raymond — appreciate it!
Beautiful view 🙂
Beautiful sky Cathy!
Thanks, Ayngelina — I was pleased with catching the colors and those kind of cool clouds above.
Love these shots. It reinforces my need to visit Boston!
Thanks. Do visit Boston, Debbie — fun and interesting place!
I love Boston! I only spent one sunny, long weekend there last May, but I loved everything about it: the contrast of old and new, the Italian food, the sea food, the markets, the walking around the older parts of the city. I’m not sure how much I’d like it in the cold, long winters, but for visiting it seems the perfect city.
Your picture of the old state house and its reflection… for a second I thought it was the reflection of Trinity church and Hancock tower 🙂 Silly me!
Oh yes — the Italian food! It’s a great city for all kinds of dining experiences.
Gorgeous night shot! I find those so tough to get right
Thanks — it’s rare that I can get a good night shot. Lucky this time!
There are many cities I don’t love. Boston isn’t one of them. It’s such a great “big-little” city.
You’re right – it’s one of the “big-little” cities that have so much going on, but are so comfortable.
Frank and I love love love this pic! We are thinking we’d love to get our hands on a copy so we may proudly display it in our home. Hint hint.
Thanks, Lauri and Frank! Flattered here! I’ll be in touch about that copy.
I love the moody sky! What a perfect time of the day for taking the photo!
A city of old and new mixed always makes for good photos. Never been to Boston but maybe one day… Love the shot – the city looks like it is alive in the last of the suns rays.
Thanks, Kerry-Ann. You see a lot of old & new together in Boston. It’s very interesting.
What a beautiful looking city!
It is a beautiful city, Robin. You’d get some nice shots there, I think!
I’ve never been to Boston but am DYING to go! Besides that I know I will love it- they have Wagamamas there and it’s closer than going to London for a fix!
I’m afraid I don’t know about Wagamamas — I better look that up!
I completely agree with you Cathy. There’s always something interesting in a city that will endear you to it. I love arriving in a city that isn’t particularly pleasing to the eye at first – they’re always the cities we remember with the most fondness. Love the pic by the way. That’s a beautiful sunset.
Thanks, Julia. I also think that some people make assumptions about certain cities based only on a few news reports or from having driven through it on the highway at some point.
Thanks, Angela. I think the Boston skyline is quite beautiful.
Very interesting perspective – and photo. I also agree that there probably isn’t a perfect place, but that each place has something special, each town/city a particular aspect to discover and so on. Congrats on the photo once again!
Thanks very much, Lori! Glad you like it.
Boston is one of the coolest cities I’ve ever been to. Visiting and exploring turned out to be much more fun that we thought it would be. THE American College Town; I read that there were 63 Colleges and Universities in and around Boston. Lots of young people; the city has a definite vibe.
Looks like we agree on Boston, Rob! Thanks much for your comment.
I love you shot of the skyline. It looks great!
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