2nd December 2015: Boston

An incredibly rainy day in Boston, spent between walking places and hiding from the downpours
A rainy morning in Boston Bunker Hill Monument Bunker Hill Monument  It doesn't open til later in the winter ... we'll be back later ... Bunker Hill Museum
Monument Avenue Paul Revere Park  and Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge Paul Revere Park Paul Revere Park
State Police Marine Section State Police Marine Section  and Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge and TG Garden Charlestown Bridge  It's a long way down Charlestown Bridge
Converse World HQ TD Garden  and Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge TD Garden  "The Goal" statue - a bronze statue of Bobby Orr in famous flying pose, celebrating his goal that won the 1970 Stanley Cup Championship for the Bruins' TD Garden
TD Garden Boston Passport Agency  Giant bollards are to prevent any vehicles driving in Steaming Kettle Starbucks  Location was previously Oriental Tea Company and when they went the Kettle stayed Old State House
Views down State Street Faneuil Hall Marketplace Faneuil Hall Marketplace Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace  The holiday tree is even bigger than the tree in Rockefeller Center New York Faneuil Hall Marketplace  We'll be back for the Blink! light display later Faneuil Hall Marketplace Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace  Quincy’s Place for an all day breakfast Faneuil Hall Marketplace  Quincy’s Place Faneuil Hall Marketplace The New England Holocaust Memorial  Each tower symbolizes a different major extermination camp and the inner walls contain quotes from survivors of each camp. Underneath the towers, steam rises up through metal grates from a dark floor with twinkling lights on it.  It's really hard to describe just how moving this memorial is.
The New England Holocaust Memorial The New England Holocaust Memorial The New England Holocaust Memorial The New England Holocaust Memorial
The New England Holocaust Memorial The New England Holocaust Memorial Curley Memorial Plaza H&M Advert
Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream shop Monument Square Bunker Hill Monument Bunker Hill Monument  Marking the Battle of Bunker Hill, this 221-ft. granite obelisk features 294 steps & scenic views
Bunker Hill Monument Bunker Hill Monument  Why do I never heed warnings?! Bunker Hill Monument  100 down, 194 to go! Bunker Hill Monument  It's a long long way up ...
Bunker Hill Monument  Jeezo that was hard work! Bunker Hill Monument  Well worth the climb for the scenic views .... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Bunker Hill Monument  Wee bit clearer this way Bunker Hill Monument  Clearest view, but still a long way up for rainy windows (a lesser known Tina Turner song)
Bunker Hill Monument  Few more steps, so highest point of Momument Bunker Hill Monument  Enjoying the views Bunker Hill Monument  It's a long way down Bunker Hill Monument  And we're going to have to head back down those 294 steps
Bunker Hill Monument  The steps don't seem quite so bad on the way down Bunker Hill Monument  Made it back down ... phew Bunker Hill Monument  Colonel William Prescott statue Bunker Hill Monument  and Colonel William Prescott statue
P1560633  I'd not mind a wee snack myself after all those stairs Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church  Lovely welcome message Constitution Marina  and Constitution Marina
Charles River Views towards North End Congress Street John W McCormack Post Office and Court House
Post Office square Old South Meeting House Macys Boston Macys Boston
Macys Boston Boston Opera House and Paramount Nearly back at the hotel  to dry off and have dinner before heading out again tonight Back Bay station
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Faneuil Hall Marketplace  Blink!, a state-of-the-art light & sound extravaganza that transforms every inch of America's first open marketplace Faneuil Hall Marketplace  This magical and unforgettable light show uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate Boston's skyline to 2 songs of the Holiday Pops in a 7-minute spectacle Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Faneuil Hall Marketplace  The lights dance seamlessly to the music through every inch of Faneuil Hall Faneuil Hall Marketplace Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Faneuil Hall Marketplace Faneuil Hall Old State House
Christmas lights State Street station Symphony Hall Symphony Hall
Symphony Hall Christian Science Plaza Christian Science Plaza Christian Science Plaza
Christian Science Plaza Christian Science Plaza Christian Science Plaza Christian Science Plaza
Christian Science Plaza Christian Science Plaza Harriet Tubman memorial  First statue on city-owned property honoring a woman. This 10-foot bronze statue is dedicated to the memory of Harriet Tubman, the famous abolitionist.