this is a story of how i fell in love with a city called boston, where all houses look like carry bradshaw’s west village home and where universities look like hogwarts. i mean really, i was so jealous at the harvard people! their memorial hall is like the harry potter great hall and the only thing that was going through my head was “whyyyy didn’t i know about this earlier??”. but let’s also not forget about the mit people with their huge campus and the frank gehry building. they have some real architectural gems at mit. (and i even saw a poster calling people to come play quidditch?? do they just run around on broomsticks or how does it work?) but on the serious side, architecture. the eero saarinen’s mit chapel is bliss! i could have stayed there all day just watching how the light reflects of of the curtain made out of tiny pieces of metal.
and of course there is the freedom trail. as well-behaved tourists we walked the entire thing. but i was somehow more impressed with how the entire freedom trail buildings worked so well with the surrounding glass skyscrapers. i’m all into the american way of just mixing all the architectural styles up! (and the old graveyards were nice!)
oh and one more thing, go shopping in boston! the tax rates over there are pretty low compared to the other cities on the east coast.
and this wouldn’t be me if i didn’t mention where to eat. so here it is:
• quincy market – they have everything there!
• mr. bartley’s gourmet burgers – they have the barack obama burger and you can have it with sweet potato fries!
• legal harborside – if you’re into seafood it is the place to go – the clam chowder is to die for!
• top of the hub – a little bit on the fancy side, but my absolute favourite!! it is on the top of a building with breathtaking view of boston from whichever side you want. and the food. oooh my. yummy french cuisine paired with perfect wine and some live jazz – could life get any better?
enjoy the pics!
(the harvard memorial hall)(frank gehry’s mit building)(eero saarinen’s mit chapel)(one of the old graveyards on the freedom trail) (quincy market)