Daytripping in Boston
Today, my sister and I both had the day off from work. So we decided to spend the day in Boston. I wanted to go to the French Library to see the Paris Facade exhibit of Carol Gillott. Her blog is called Paris Breakfasts. I purchased two watercolors from Carol so I was excited to hear that she would be exhibiting in Boston.
Would you believe the Library was closed? I will have to go another day.
We walked from the T Station in the Back Bay to Tealuxe on Newbury St. Tealuxe had so many varieties of teas! My sister opted for the golden tip Assam and I had a pot of hot chocolate. We also had sandwiches.
If you need tea supplies, tea, strainers, pots, cups, this is the place for it.
We were pleasantly surprised by the autumnal colors surrounding us. We both thought it would be past peak in Boston.
I loved looking down the street and seeing multiple colors of trees.
I can't even remember the location of this monument. Was it while we were crossing Commonwealth Ave? We walked many blocks and hopefully we burned off all the calories we consumed during the day.
Ever since I saw the movie Green Card, I've wanted a rooftop garden to call my own.
Wouldn't it be cool to live here?
Such pretty street scenes.
I loved looking at all the architectural details.
Every residence had it's own classic charm.
The lanterns, the doorways. Quintessential Boston.
A bicycle might be the best mode of transportation during rush hour. Some of the narrow streets get gridlocked.
Today was quite cold as the wind chill made it feel like it was in the 40's.
More gorgeous doorways.
Autumn's splendor awaits beyond this gate.
Before heading home on the T, we stopped at the Four Season's Hotel for a late afternoon snack. This was the view from our table.
My sister enjoyed her hot chocolate. We were quite cold from walking around in a wind tunnel.
One more stop before heading home. It's Veteran's Day and we stopped by the State House and the Veteran's memorial across the street.
Here's the memorial to African American Soldiers. A beautiful monument that honors Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th regiment, the first African Americans to serve in the Civil War.
We had a wonderful Veteran's Day in the city. What did you do today?