White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Visit to the Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



The 50-acre Boston Common in downtown Boston is the oldest public park in the United States. Dating from 1634, it now serves as a green space for residents and visitors for both informal gatherings, special events, and team sport activity. On this beautiful Sunday spring morning there are not too many people out and about yet when I arrived.



There is a chill in the air but sitting in the warm sunshine and reading the Sunday Boston Globe newspaper is a great way to spend an hour.



This westerly view captures the tall buildings and development of the area in and between the Back Bay and Columbus/South End neighborhoods.



The golden dome of the Massachusetts State House glitters in the distance, just across the street from the Common.



Much of the park is covered with well-spaced mature trees providing a great place to spread a blanket and have a picnic on a warm summer day - but not this morning.



At one end of the Frog Pond, a frog stands watch.



At the other end, the carousel.



As the morning progresses more joggers, walkers, and tourists start to appear.......



..... and the portable cart vendors start setting up. Since inventory is critical for these vendors, I expect they only stock the t-shirts and sweatshirts that sell the most: Boston, Harvard, and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Spring, summer, and fall are great seasons to be out and about in the world-class city of Boston! I enjoy it every time and always look forward to my next visit.


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