Massachusetts #4

After visiting Salem we made a quick trip to Gloucester then spent the last part of our trip visiting the sites in Boston.  It was sunset when we arrived in Gloucester so I only got a few photos but it looks worth a longer visit in the future.


A memorial to lost fishermen located on the Gloucester waterfront.  The names of those lost are inscribed on plaques surrounding the statue on the seawall.  Some may notice a similarity between this fisherman and the fisherman on Gorton’s Seafood which has its home across the street from the Gloucester Harbor.


A view of the Gloucester waterfront.

We spent part of two days exploring Boston.  After riding the train to South Station from Scituate we were lucky enough to find a tour service where you could get on and off the bus as often as you wanted.  This took us to most of the major sights even though we didn’t have enough time to do a lot of free exploring.


Old Ironsides, or the USS Constitution, is in dry dock for the next three years for maintenance or repairs.  The Park Service has, however, kept it open for viewing if you are patient enough to stand in a very long line.


A city reflection


I was surprised to see these old style fire alarms on many of the streets in Boston, as well as in Salem.  I don’t believe I have seen them elsewhere.


The Old Statehouse


The lion on the left side of the entrance to the Old Statehouse


And the unicorn on the right side.

I had the unfortunate experience in Boston of having a memory card fail near the end of a day of photography.  As a result, I lost most of my images of the city.  To share some of the sights that we saw, I am sharing some of the photos that Connie took as we toured the city.


Trinity Church


Interior of Trinity Church #1


Interior of Trinity Church #2


Hallway of Copley Plaza


A description of the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground or Copp’s Hill Cemetery near the Old North Church.  I found the spelling of “Woolves” (wolves) and “Musketos” (mosquitos) rather humorous.


The Old North Church


And one of the things that make if famous.


The pews in the Old North Church were interesting in that instead of being laid out in rows, they were instead small enclosed boxes which seated about 4-6 people in each box.


Part of the pipe organ in the Old North Church


And on a nearby street Connie found a memorial to a lady who shared her name.  While Connie may not be the “Meatball Queen”, she did introduce me to Limoncello

Which wraps up my photos of our trip this October.

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