Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Boston - Out and About and Above, Part 5 of 8, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

It is difficult to imagine there was a time in our history when five cents was enough money to make it part of your name and chisel it in granite on your huge bank building in downtown Boston.

Nearby, the Granary Burying Ground is one of the city's oldest cemeteries, founded in 1660 and just a block from the Boston Common.

Patriots including Paul Revere, the five victims of the Boston Massacre, and three signers of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine rest for eternity here. The obelisk left of center marks the plot of the Franklin family (although Benjamin himself is buried in Philadelphia).

A sure sign of the coming winter, this park fountain with stunning statuary on the edge of the Boston Common has been turned off and the pipes completely drained of remaining water.

It is a spectacularly beautiful fall day on the 50-acre Boston Common located in a prime spot downtown. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States. (And yes, that's a bird blurring through my field of view - an un-glamorous pigeon perhaps).

A chill in the air, a bench to sit, and warm sun on the skin - a hard combination to beat.

And an occasional swirl of leaves in the breeze is nice, too.

The powerful "Lest We Forget" exhibit lined this walkway through the Common. Created by German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi Toscano, the 60 large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors from the United States – including nine from Massachusetts – Germany, Ukraine, Israel, Russia, and Belarus – are part of a compelling arts and remembrance project. More at this link.

The last gasp of gold to fall from the branches.

Why walk on pavement when you can brush through the crackling leaves on the ground - a sound unlike any other - soon to be replaced with the equally unique sound of snow scrunching underfoot. 

Boston - always a world-class city!

Other posts in this series are:

Part 1 is at this link.
Part 2 is at this link.
Part 3 is at this link.
Part 4 is at this link.
Part 5 is at this link.
Part 6 is at this link.
Part 7 is at this link.
Part 8 is at this link.

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