A day in Boston included wandering various neighborhoods checking out the architecture.
177 Huntington Avenue is a 355′ high skyscraper built in the brutalist style. It is on campus of the Christian Science Center, but is no longer owned by the church.
The Prudential Center (left) was completed in 1964 as the tallest building in North America outside of New York City. It is still the 2nd tallest building in Boston. The tower on the right is officially known as 111 Huntington Avenue, but is better known as the R2-D2 building, with it’s rooftop dome, which is not visible from the street level.
The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences.
A quick subway ride over to the North End for some cannoli’s from one of the most renown bakeries in the city – the Modern Pastry Shop. Well worth the stop!
A new development known as Bulfinch Crossing, including the 528′ apartment building The Sudbury on the left. The right tower is obviously to be the home of State Street Corporation.
The venerable 1820s Quincy Market.
The former Board of Trade Building.
The Former Custom House building, now a Marriott Hotel.
John Adams Courthouse.
A Beacon Hill street.
The former Suffolk County Jail – now the Liberty Hotel.
The hotel’s impressive lobby had a collection of decorated Christmas Trees – hanging upside down!
The Boston Public Library.
Just outside the library is this spectacular subway station entrance for the Green Line’s Copley Station.
The Granary Burying Ground. It is very unusual to see a cemetery in the center of a large American city, but Boston has a number of them. This is the 3rd oldest in the city, having been founded in 1660.