This week I took a few vacation days and headed to Portland, Maine (more on that planned for future posts).
I passed through Boston on the way back home and had enough time to walk around a little; these are some photos I took along the way between North Station and South Station.
Temple Street - a narrow, quiet lane, with lovely flowers and no traffic:
And at the southern end of the street, the State Capitol House:
Let's zoom out and make it more imposing:
(Though it can't be too imposing with a "Let's Go Celtics" banner.)
Nearby businesses with political themes:
and a bar honoring the amendment that made its legal existence possible:
A group of students on a historical tour, with their guide in historical get-up. Can history ever successfully compete with cold sweet desserts?
I rest here for a while. Boston Commons is a great place to crash and relax.
Or flirt beneath a fountain's cool spray.
The enchantment continues in South Station:
Where there's an unexpected string quartet performance, right in the train station; Mozart accompanied by boarding announcements: