This is the last of my posts relating to my recent trip to Boston to do historical research. After talking about what it’s like to be a historian day-to-day, profiling some of the cool things I found, reviewing JFK’s library, Gore’s country estate and the Adams birthplace, and kvetching about how Boston makes little geographical or spatial sense, this final installment is going to be primarily a pictorial one. Here are some of the best photos I took this summer in Boston, with brief captions where appropriate.
To get you in the musical mood, I’ll share with you some classic rock by–wait for it–Boston! I haven’t heard this song in a long time.
State Street; Old North Church is in the foreground. This was taken the day I arrived.
Wild corn in the Fenway Gardens. This was originally a “victory garden” that has been growing continuously since 1942.
The entrance to Boston Public Library.
USS Constitution. This was taken right before it left dock for a 2 1/2 year refit.
Graveyard near Old North Church.
Dog tags of casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Just outside Old North Church.