“There is about Boston a certain reminiscent and classical tone, suggesting an authenticity and piety which few other American cities possess.”E.B. White
After almost two years of no work travel, I was thrilled that my first post-pandemic trip was to Regis College in Weston, MA, just outside of Boston. The timing was perfect as I had just wrapped up an excruciating refresher course on American history and now I was going to visit the birthplace of America. So I had Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Revere on my mind.
Being from Colorado where our oldest building might come from the late 18th-century, I was woefully unprepared for how old much of Boston is (OK, old by American standards). And how European! While lovely, I was also unprepared for how moved I would be visiting the sites documenting the birth of America. I don’t go in for ‘Murica! and all of that, but seeing the Granary Burying Ground, the Old North Church, and other historical, American landmarks, it was nice to feel a little more pride in my country than I’ve been feeling of late.
I took so many pictures. Here’s a handful from the first half of my full-day Boston walking tour. If you want to read more about the trip, I log my travels on Find Penguins: Regis College, May 2022.
If you’re interested in seeing all my pictures from this Boston trip, check out my Flickr album, 2022 May Boston.