Sunday, 19 October 2014

Around and about Boston

Some more views around and about Boston for you to - I hope! - enjoy.

These are some of the beautiful architectural details inside and around the Boston Public Library.  It is a beautiful building that I was delighted to come across as we were walking.  Inside it is just amazing.










Looking out from the windows on the staircase the view was lovely too.  This is in the courtyard.







The courtyard is stunning too.







Outside the building is amazing and has so many wonderful decorative details.




We know some people who don't think that there is any history in America - truly, that is what they think!! - and so we kept saying as we walked round, really, no history, really.....  This just goes to show that there is history and beautiful architecture as well doesn't it!

Amy

55 comments:

  1. I love the courtyard, I think that's my favourite picture. They're all wonderful though x

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  2. Fantastic photos Amy! Such beautiful architecture and paintings, however I have to say that the statue of the woman and child is breathtaking! Such emotion on their faces. Thanks for the tour, I thoroughly enjoyed it x

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  3. Oh my - that is soooo beautiful ! And that's a public library ?? Looks more like a museum... Those ceilings, the murals...
    So sad that such a gorgeous building is surrounded by those huge apartment blocks...

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  4. I love looking at the pictures. One day maybe will visit Boston.

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  5. What an amazing place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. All so clean and bright! I particularly like the painting of the angels, and the statue in the waterfall.X

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  7. I have been to Boston many times but have never visited the public library. It is stunning and I'll definitely visit if I have the opportunity to go back to this lovely city. x

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  8. fantastic pictures amy, I find the library so beautiful, the paintings and courtyard. lovelyx

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  9. Some great architecture there! Super photos :)

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  10. Lovely interesting pictures Amy, thank you for sharing. :) xx

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  11. Wow - the interior is so sumptuous and elegant - how lucky you were to be able to visit.

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  12. I've sat on the steps outside the library but we didn't go in - I don't know why when we were being shown around the city by Bostonian friends! I do remember going in to that church, though. Fascinating post, Amy. :o)

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  13. What an amazing building, just stunning. Despite all the wonderfulness of the internet, including you being able to share this post with us, a library will always be an inspiring place of wonderfulness. I love that lion too as he is just so regal.

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  14. Stunning buildings and architecture. I love your photos of the fountain too - I can almost feel the water splashing. x

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  15. Hi and wow, how gorgeous it is! I love your photos and hope to visit Boston some day as I have never been there! Have a wonderful week.
    Julie

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  16. Every book lover's dream :) What a fabulous building! Wendy x

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  17. I was in Boston this weekend visiting my son and my I did enjoy the city! We could only do so much in one day but I have grand plans for more sightseeing and history learning :)

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  18. Wow!!!!!!!!!!! My books are sooooooooooooo jealous! I can't even imagine getting to read in such a beautiful building! Lucky Boston!

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  19. We were in Boston about 20 years ago. I can see we need to go back! Gorgeous pictures!

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  20. What a beautiful building indeed, Amy. We have been to Boston but did not know about it - what a pity. I love those murals, and the gorgeous reading room, fabulous ceilings, and lovely marble. America has a rich and varied history, so interesting. Thank you for sharing your excellent pics. xx

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  21. Lovely photos Amy, but when were you in USA? They'd certainly have more history than we have here in Oz. Take care.

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  22. How beautiful, Amy! I can just imagine the reverence of all those fortunate enough to be able to use this wonderful library. I grew up not far from this beautiful city and every school field trip was taken to these historical sites. I was just in Boston 2 weeks ago on a quick trip for my niece's wedding. Sadly, we did not have time to see the 'sights', but next time I visit, I will definitely make a point to see this lovely place. Thank you for sharing - your photos are stunning. xo Karen

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  23. Wow! That looks like an incredible place, it's so beautiful. You take excellent photos too by the way Amy :) xx

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  24. Hello Amy and thanks for visiting my little blog. And for these stunning photographs. I have always wanted to visit Boston, but never did and never will now, so it was great for me to see these. The library architecture is stunning... great to see photos taken looking up, so many people forget to do that when they walk around interesting places.

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  25. I have never been to Boston, going to the library would be such a treat! We were in D.C a few years ago and the buildings are amazing to look at inside and out. We would love to get an RV and just travel all over the US so much to see! :)

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  26. Absolutely stunning - and it's a public building, which is just wonderful.

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  27. All the time we lived in Boston and I never visited this beautiful building! I have walked past outside but never been inside. I can only blame the fact that I was young with two very small children. Lame excuse, I know!

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  28. Lucky you - I have always wanted to see those John Singer Sargent murals - he is one of my favourite painters. My very favourite painting of his is housed in The Tate and called Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose which he painted in the Cotswolds.

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  29. Beautiful. Such stunning architecture.

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  30. Amazing arghitecture. Love those rows of green reading lights. So makes me want to go on holiday.

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  31. That really is beautiful architecture.

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  32. What a beautiful building, Amy, stunning both inside and out:)

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  33. Beautiful building. I've never been to Boston, though a number of years ago my husband was offered a job there. He flew up for the interview and I told him to enjoy it because I wouldn't live some where that had as bad a winter as Boston has. He said the drivers were crazy in Boston. LOL

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  34. What an amazing building, I have Boston well and truly on my list!
    love Jooles x x x

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  35. Hi Amy,
    What a vast area to study in the library, incredible ceiling-I think I would spend more time looking up rather than concentrating on a journal or book. A room to breathe in.
    Helen

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  36. It's weird that people think we have no history here. They aren't looking hard enough. I like Boston a lot. I went to college in a nearby city and met my husband there, so it will always be close to my heart.

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  37. It looks beautiful! We want to do a trip down the East Coast next year, you've reminded me how excited I am about it!! xx

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  38. What an absolutely stunning building, thank you for sharing it with us Amy xx

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  39. Absolutely beautiful pictures dear AMy! how lovely look Boston!
    Thanks by sharing dear!
    Did you see in my side bar my roses pics?? I know you love flowers:)

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  40. Oh, I love these photos! I've never been to Boston, hope to make it there one day.
    In the meantime, I will enjoy it through you. Thank you.

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  41. That is such a magnificent building and I love the way you have shared so many details with us, both indoors and out.

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  42. Amazing architecture - beautiful photos!!

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  43. I love it there, we went a long time ago and there is loads of History in Boston. I like the Italian quarter. Jo x

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  44. Synch gorgeous buildings. We spent our honeymoon in Boston and loved it, I would really like to go back one day.
    Marianne x

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  45. Amy, beautiful photos of Boston's Public Library, which I have never seen before. Although the interiors are very impressive, I'd be spending my time in the courtyard; it looks so peaceful and inspiring. Thank you for this introduction to some of the city's history.

    xx
    Poppy

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  46. Your photos are wonderful.Thanks for sharing this amazing building with us. Jillxx

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  47. Looks amazing what lovely buildings x

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  48. Very jealous I would love to go there

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  49. What a beautiful building Amy, great photos.

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  50. Beautiful photos of the architecture, which looks very British doesn't it? LOL Yes we do have history in North America but it's just not as old as yours. ;) I haven't been to Boston since I was a teen and then it was to the outskirts with a brief visit downtown. I don't remember much of it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful library. Have a great week.

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  51. The building looks amazing. I too thought there wasn't much history in America but fellow bloggers have shown me this is just not the case! Sarah x

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  52. I just love Boston. So much wonderfully rich history! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos, Amy! :)

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  53. Lovely photos! They definitely make me want to visit Boston. I've been to Philadelphia PA and it is rich in history! But of course, not as old as the United Kingdom :) Hopped over from Kathyinozarks blog.

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  54. I've never gone to Boston. The photographs are beautiful!

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