I haven’t been a tourist in Boston in a long time, but I didn’t realize how easily I would fall back into my touristy ways during my Boston architecture class. The course focused on buildings from colonial times to the 1970s, and we took into account the history behind all the buildings. I really enjoyed learning about the buildings I had been walking for years!
Most recently, we went on a walking tour of Boston and hit the major landmarks. We started at City Hall, and walked to Faneuil Hall, the waterfront, the aquarium, Downtown Crossings, Boston Common and Boston Public Gardens, Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, and ended at the Christian Science Center/ Prudential Tower area. In total, it was about 4.5 miles and 4 hours of walking, so we are no marathon athletes. The amazing Sonja Hartmann is also in my class and we decided to write blogs to capture our walk. Unfortunately, our pictures are a bit subpar...
Starting off strong with a great picture of Long Wharf! The shore line used to extend all the way back to the Old State House, which is just barely visible in this picture. Unfortunately, I missed the view of the Boston waterfront, if I had turned around 180 degrees (but I'm taking an architecture class so taking pictures of buildings is justified)
Sonja made friends with a seal!
This is the inside of Trinity Church, which was designed by HH Richardson. The lighting isn't great but the church was super cool!
It was the weekend of the marathon and Sonja's ready to hop in
I love the architecture of the Boston Public Library!
Selfie with Sonja at the BPL, even if you can't tell it is the BPL
Checking out some cool paintings with Jessica (a fellow admissions intern) and Sonja
This dog was adorable I promise