White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Monday, April 29, 2013

Public Garden and Common, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Designated in 1837, the Boston Public Garden is home to thousands of blooming tulips this time of year.

A painter works in the early morning light before the swan boats have left their docks.  Note the small painting on the ground is of the Boston Marathon finish line.

On the Boston Common, the grass is greening, the leaves are unfolding, and folks are out walking and enjoying the warming weather.  It is the oldest city park in the United States.  Founded in 1634, its 50 acres have seen, among other purposes, use as a cow pasture and a campground for British soldiers.

It may be chilly but sitting in the bright warm sunshine on a bench at Boston Common is hard to beat. The golden dome of the Massachusetts State House is visible through the trees at left.  It was built in 1798 with a wooden dome but because it leaked, Paul Revere's company covered it in copper in 1802.  In 1874 it was first gilded in gold leaf.


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