Boston Long Wharf and Old North End

| November 7, 2009
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Early morning near Boston’s Long Wharf

Every time I stay Boston while on business, this beautiful city always reminds me that I need to come back for a longer visit. After flying in on Monday afternoon and having a great Italian dinner that evening, I got up at sunrise the next morning to snap a few pictures near my hotel. I love this city. It reminds me of a movie back lot filled with feasts for the eyes at every turn. In the picture below, the rhythm and consistency of the boat masts caught my eye as the sun was making its early morning rise near the Boston Long Wharf.

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Sun rising on Boston Harbor

From Long Wharf, I made my way to Christopher Columbus Park, which was filled with beautiful old trees that were very close to retiring for the winter. A month earlier would have been better for the turning of the trees, but the fall color was still gorgeous as the sun pierced the semi-transparent leaves across the park’s landscape. The morning sun made the trees even more beautiful as it bathed the leaves and surrounding buildings with its ubiquitous warm tones

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Autumn color in Christopher Columbus Park

I have heard that Boston was not always the seemingly spotless city that it is today. I am not sure what the genesis of the transformation was but it seems to have been flawlessly choreographed. The natural beauty of the surrounding landscape lives in perfect harmony with the old and new architecture of the city.

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More autumn splendor in Christopher Columbus Park

The Old North End, which was a 15-minute walk from Long Wharf, takes you into the oldest neighborhoods in Boston. Cobblestone streets are lined with some of the best Italian restaurants on the east coast. I have sampled a few and I can’t wait to go back to try some more. Paul Revere’s house is located in the North End neighborhood too along with perfectly maintained row homes and other historic buildings.

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Row Houses in Boston’s Old North End

There is much to see and do in Boston. It is home to the Freedom Trail, the USS Constitution, significant art museums and much more. Donna and I will plan a trip to see the changing of the seasons at some point and get more aquatinted with this wonderful American city.

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Boston’s waterfront near Long Wharf

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  1. Ann Rogers says:

    Thanks for your beautiful photo tour of is truly a fabulous city! Will look forward to your upcoming Boston paintings.

  2. Lee says:

    Thanks for stopping by Ann. Cool place and can’t wait t go back! Have a great weekend.