Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Love That Dirty Water...

Hello Everyone,

Yep, that is Boston! If you are curious where the reference to dirty water comes from, it is a song from the 1960s you can click here to read more.

We visited one of our favorite cities on Saturday and I selected a few photos for a tour of Boston.

Our day started here...


The Samuel Adams Brewery. Yes, bright and early at 11:00 they give you beer samples. However, I am not a drinker, so I did not partake but found the tour interesting. The hubs enjoyed his samples.


This is a photo of hops and a dark barley that goes into the beer. We got to taste the various types of barley, they tasted strangely similar to Grape Nuts. The hops however, is not edible, but was aromatic.


On the way to and from the brewery, we passed this art studio that made sculptures from iron and metal. This guy was quite pensive.


Then there was this gang on the side of the building. I found these sculptures quite clever and amusing.


It was a warm day and we passed this area where children were running through this wonderful area were water was synchronized and came through holes in the walkway. Fun to hear the screams of glee when the water popped up out of the ground!


A little quilty inspiration on the wharf. A Mariner's Compass to guide you in your travels.


My eldest and I on the wharf.


A duck doing some preening.


In the North End of Boston, an Italian festival. This is my heritage and I always feel quite at home around food and fun.


At the Copp's Hill Burying ground. I always find it interesting to walk through here and learn something new about the history every time. It was founded in 1659 and the two oldest stones are 1661 and 1678.


Then onto the Bunker Hill Monument. We did not climb up to the top this top this time, too hot!


But we were treated to a real musket firing. These were the weapons that were used in the battle of Bunker Hill. Very interesting, but also very ineffective. The soldiers really had to be close enough that they could see the whites of each other's eyes. Yup, that's right, that close!

Hope you enjoyed my tour of Boston. It was a fun day and quite exhausting too.

Shop Notes: All Batiks are on sale this week for $8.00 per yard! Just click here to see what is in stock!

Until Next Time...

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14 comments:

Stephanie said...

The metal and iron sculptures are very interesting. Oddly enough I like to wander old cemetaries. Looks like you had a fun filled trip.

Jean said...

What a fun trip! Love it! Oh, I would so love to dig into some northside food. YUM!

pcflamingo said...

OK, I immediately got the musical reference - I'm showing my age :D The last time I was in Boston was in 2007 and my late husband and I spent the day at the New England Historic and Genealogical Library - our idea of a fun day!

Barb said...

Looks like a fun weekend.
I'm visiting Boston for the first time Labor Day weekend - any quilty things we should do?

karenfae said...

looks like a fun day.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nedra said...

I've only been to Boston once, but hope to get back there someday. Thanks for the tour.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

So glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Boston. It is such a beautiful and historic city, and only about an hour east of where I live. I didn't notice any sightings of Fenway Park or anything Red Sox related in your post...hmmmm, maybe you're not a Red Sox fan?

MGM

LeAnn said...

I remember that song! Love the mariner's compass.

julieQ said...

It all looks like so very much fun!!!

Cathi said...

Boston is one of the cities I would love to see. Thank you for taking us along on the tour. Amazing how we can see quilt patterns almost everywhere.

Elzaan said...

Lovely photos and stories. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

So much to see and do in Boston, I lived there as a newlywed in the early 70's....and doesn't Mother Goose have a headstone in that very graveyard?

Looks like fun.......
Happy Sewing

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Great pics thanks. It's been a long time since I've been to Boston, but being a New Englander myself, those cities further north (I'm in the DC area) always feel and look like "home" to me.

PrettyMade said...

Loved the remake of Michelangelo's David! :) So cool!

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