Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A quick cruise through Boston…


Last Thursday, Greg, Evan and I went into Boston for a Boston Harbor cruise.  Greg saw a deal on Groupon and purchased it.  It was a pretty nice day for a cruise.  A little hot but not too bad.  Here’s what we saw…

This little fixer-upper is sitting in the Harbor near the Federal Courthouse Building.  Not sure what its story is but I think it is picturesque.


While we were waiting to board the boat, I looked up and saw this magnificent sun dog with a jet contrail going through it.


Here we are looking back at the Financial District.  Believe it or not, I use to work as a paralegal in one of those building in another life time.


We cruised through a set of locks to the Charles River of “I love that dirty water” fame.  Here you can see Boston’s bookends, the Prudential Tower on the right and the John Hancock Building on the left.  Tour guides love to talk about how the windows kept popping out of the Hancock Building when it was first built.  That problem has been fixed for quite a while now.



On the way back to the dock, we went by Old Ironsides (USS Constitution).  We didn’t get close enough to get any really good pictures of it but I like looking at all the ropes and pulleys and stuff on its riggings.  Listen to me…I act like I know what all those strings and things are.  I am sure I have the terminology all wrong because I know less than nothing about sailboats and even less about frigates, which is what Old Ironsides is.  A few years back, Greg, my brother Rob and I took a tour of Old Ironsides.  It was very interesting and worthwhile even if I didn’t retain any of the details we learned about her.  So if you’re ever in Boston, you should check it out.  Old Ironsides actually set sail on August 24 this year.  They do that to turn her around so she wears evenly on both sides.  Maybe I should consider doing that for myself.



After a nice lunch at the Barking Crab, we tunneled our way back out of Boston to our home in the countryside.





18 comments:

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful trip!

Heather said...

Very nice first shot! Sounds like you had a great cruise!

Juliana said...

Super serie...
I like the last picture...
a lot of dynamics!

xoxo, Juliana
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Lydia Martin said...

Fun ~ kinda like taking the tour.
You were a paralegal? must have been interesting :) LOL yr comment about changing sides
Great set of pics

TexWisGirl said...

nice cityscapes and frigatescape. :)

i like that fixer-upper, too. stilts would make me feel taller! :)

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! Love the city skyline and the tunnel photo is wonderful!

Rohrerbot said...

That shot through the tunnel is cool. Nice! But the first shot with the house on stilts looks like something straight out of South America.

Chatty Crone said...

I have never been to Boston so that was nice. I wouldn't mind spending a night in that first place on the water.

And the comment you left for my post - you are right to add that. sandie

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you very much for this nice journey, as I've never been to the USA. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

MEcoy said...

i love the sky

:.tossan® said...

Nothing compares the picture quality! Really nice!

Eko said...

Kauniit ja 'hulppeat' näkymät olet ikuistanut.
Katselin ja ihailin...
Eko

Rose said...

I love that little fixer-upper....and the sundog with the contrail through it looks like Saturn...sort of.

Pamela Gordon said...

That would be a fun and interesting little cruise. Great photos!

verrucaria said...

That house on pilings used to be connected to the Northern Ave. bridge (near it). Together they originally served a freight railroad with it terminus in South Boston.

karen said...

love that little building on stilts...I could live there easily.
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Stratoz said...

You are constantly taking your camera on adventures

Deno said...

The tunnel shot is great. Kind of mysterious feel.