Jack and I miss Boston, but the real estate market there is crazy. $1,000.00 a sq. ft. is too much to pay. I'd give a lot to get into a time machine, go back to the 1980s, and NOT sell our condo on Beacon Hill. But I can't find a time machine. The next best thing is to visit as often as possible.
We've been renting a condo at the corner of Beacon St. and Bowdoin St. for several years, just for a week or two at a time. It's across the street from the State House and Boston Common. I love just staring out the window at the Common and the skyline. Sunrise or sunset, it's equally beautiful.
Boston is a walking city but also has a terrific subway system. It will drop you off in front of Symphony Hall or the Museum of Fine Arts or the Science Museum. People complain about it, but they should have ridden the Green Line back in the 1970s. The Boston T will take you almost anywhere within walking distance of where you want to go. We always walk down to Waterfront Park while we're there. We used to sail out of Charlestown, so we sit and dream about those days.
One of the cool things near the waterfront is the Rose Kennedy Greenway. This is what the city did after the expressway / Rte. 93 was submerged. Yes, that was The Big Dig. What can I say? But they made gardens and parks on top of the hidden highway and they commissioned the carousel. It's got sea turtles, foxes, barn owls, and tons more animals and creatures native to Massachusetts. Have you ever ridden a lobster? Here's your chance!
While Philadelphia is in the process of demolishing its gorgeous old theaters, here's what Boston does with theirs. In fairness, Emerson College owns the Paramount and several other theaters in Boston and has restored them. The narrow white building on the right of the Paramount in the photograph below is the old Opera House, which has also been restored.
Anyone know where I can get a time machine?