A Winter's Day in Boston

I usually spend a lot of time in Boston, but this winter I've been bogged down with a lot of commitments and work that have taken me away from my favorite city. Recently, however, I had reason to be in Boston in between a series of February snowstorms. Perfect timing!

As mentioned in a previous post, Beacon Hill is my favorite neighborhood to stroll in Boston. I love the North End, Back Bay, and so many other areas of the city, but Beacon Hill has an irresistible pull on me. I don't like leaving the city until I've had at least a peak of the hill.

With all the federal row-homes, gaslights, cobblestones, beautiful front doors, and brick sidewalks can you blame me?

Also part of Beacon Hill is the Massachusetts State House, which I viewed from a snowy Boston Common.

The State House was completed in 1798 and the original wood dome was covered with copper by Paul Revere's company.

With Boston Common, the oldest city park in the country, acting as sort of an extended backyard to Beacon Hill, it was nice to see so many city residents making use of the weather to indulge in winter activities. 

Sledding Boston Common's hills

Ice skating at the Boston Common Frog Pond

With shorter winter days, the sun began to fade only a few hours after our stroll through Beacon Hill. But I didn't mind. I've always had a particular fondness for watching the sun set in Boston Common, and in winter it's all the more crisp and striking.


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