Many of you know that I moved to Boston (at MIT, to be precise) for two years for my husband’s masters at MIT. It’s been more than a year and I thought it’s a good time to do a recap of the last year that went by so quickly while making me fall in love with the city of Boston.
I will keep this post a little text-free and will let the photos do most of the talking. After Andamans, Boston motivated me to pick up the camera again, so I will show you the nature of Boston through my camera.
1. Boston – The City of Runners
Boston is called the city of runners and rightly so. If there is one thing you can find everywhere in Boston (other than Dunkin Donuts, of course) it is – runners. You can see people running early in the morning, in the hot noon and in the wee hours of late evening. Bostonians love to run.
2. The Boston Skyline
It is magical to see the Boston skyline lit up with the early morning sunlight while the city gears up to live up the phrase ‘Carpe Diem.’ I love to watch the sunrise because I get to see this marvelous view of Boston skyline across the placid Charles River. I live in Cambridge, which is right across Boston and this is the view from my window!
3. The Charles River
It is the Charles River that connects (or divides, whichever way you think) Boston and Cambridge. On one side of the river lies Boston and on the other is Cambridge – the city of MIT and Harvard.
4. The Boston Fall of New England
New England fall is famous for serving its colorful platter of fall foliage and Boston sits beautifully on one corner of it, giving us a glimpse of this natural phenomenon. Head to The Castle Island or Arboretum or just stroll around the city. The fall will mesmerize you nevertheless.
5. The Boston Cafe Lives
While you can find a Dunkin Donut on every nook and corner of the city, Boston can still boast of hosting some of the best cafes for a cup of joe or a pastry. From Tatte to Blue State to Thinking Cup to Flour to LA Burdick to many others, the city has a lot to offer just in the name of coffee. Most of my favorite cafes are pictured in this image. Clockwise – Tatte, Flour, Blue State, Paul, LA Burdick, Darwin.
6. The Boston Streets
It is not just the skyline that exudes charm, Boston’s beauty lies in its many streets. Go to Newbury for a leisurely walk among luxury or Acorn street to step back in time.
7. The Boston Weather
Okay, this one has got many to complain. I have a love-hate relationship with Boston weather. I love the consistent nip in the air but when it suddenly rains without any weather prediction or gets cold as f*ck, I surely hate it.
8. The (Boston) Universities
Boston neighborhood claims not one but two ivy-league universities, state-of-the-art MIT and its very own Boston University. It is this youth atmosphere and young population that never let Boston age.
9. The Boston Harbor
The Boston harbor is home to the port of Boston and contains about 34 islands. This is Boston skyline as seen from the bay.
10. The Spirit of Boston – its culture
Boston is a historical city and it is reflected in its culture. From the Boston Tea Party to Freedom Trail, there is a lot to see in the city. Boston Public Library was the first large public library in the USA. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the largest art museums in the world.
There are several things about this city that can only be seen. I have tried my best to let my camera capture the essence of the city as much as possible but I am sure that there is so much more to it than what I have shot.