White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

North End, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The North End neighborhood of Boston is traditionally home to a significant Italian American population.  It is the home of Paul Revere, the Old North Church ("one if by land, two if by sea,") and the Freedom Trail among other attractions. Hanover Street, the main commercial area, offers a wealth of restaurants, most serving Italian style food.   When the weather is warm enough, many throw open the windows and doors and patrons can enjoy al fresco style dining. 

Park the strollers and head inside for lunch. Maybe it wasn't really that warm as evidenced by the passerby in the quilted jacket but, for Boston, it was warm enough after a long cold winter and a cool spring.

One is as likely to hear folks on the sidewalk speaking Italian as speaking English, although, to be fair,  many out-of-towners aren't sure the Boston accent constitutes understandable "English."

In addition to many restaurants, there are very popular bakeries offering a wide range of treats.  

I liked the way that these window-box plantings seemed to be part of this man's shirt and body.  If you turn the picture upside down, the shadow on the shirt looks like either Paul Revere or George Washington - maybe.


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