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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Around Boston...


The Massachusetts State House is suitably grand with an impressive golden domed roof and was completed in 1798, designed by architect Charles Bulfinch and considered a masterpiece of Federal architecture.

Another older part of Boston I saw in the Beacon Hill area was Acorn Street, with its cobbles.

A very poignant reminder of our Irish links with Boston was the memorial to the Irish famine immigrants.


This is a family who emigrated to Boston...


This bronze sculpture by  Robert Shure and  certainly evokes the dire circumstances and suffering of the famine when many perished.



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29 comments:

  1. Beautiful sculptures but a sad past!

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  2. ...if it weren't for the famine my family would not be here! To think that many in this country of emigrates no longer welcome emigrates. Thanks Christine for the wonderful post.

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  3. Great photos of sections of Boston and its Irish history.

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  4. I have always wanted to visit Boston. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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  5. p.s. I have a special offer for art if you have time to stop by my blog later.

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  6. Beautiful sculptures. Love the cobbled street photos.

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  7. Hello, wonderful images from Boston. My favorite are the sculptures and the street with the flag. Some of my ancestors came from Ireland too.
    Thanks for your visit and comment, they are always appreciated.
    Have a happy day!

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  8. The cobbled street is indeed quaint - and would never be allowed in this day!

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  9. I have never seen those statues before. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Tribute to the past, and a not so pretty past it was. I wonder when this statue will be defaced or pulled down. I'm beginning to think all statues should be placed inside museums where it would be harder for people to do damage to them.

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  11. Lovely sculptures! The gold dome is beautiful too. It reminds me of the gold dome on the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta.

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  12. The statues are very expressive and look back on a difficult time. I like the cobbled street!

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  13. Beautiful architecture, and striking sculptures!

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  14. The State house is really unique and beautiful. I love the gold dome and archway type lower pillars.The statues are just heartbreaking.

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  15. I enjoyed seeing Beacon Hill photos. I visited there back in 1973. I really had forgotten about it until you photos reminded me.

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  16. Beautiful building. That street looks awful to walk on, but it may not be that bad in reality.

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  17. love the pictures christine...boston is on my list to go see one day...wonderful sculptures that tell a sad story/struggle...

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  18. Beautiful photos. I bet you've seen more of America than most people who live here. : )

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  19. That cobbled street looks dangerous! ;-)

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  20. Beacon Hill and its famous cobblestone streets, awesome. The sculptures are gorgeous, I wonder when they were placed there. I have never seen them before. We had some friends who lived in that area in the 70s so maybe I never paid attention then plus I would have been driving.

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  21. Our town doesn't have bronze sculptures, but we do have lots of chainsaw log sculptures. I'm amazed at what artists can do with big and little saws. - Margy

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  22. Oh, I would love those cobblestone streets....

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  23. Wonderful photos. Those famine sculptures are touching.

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  24. Beautiful photos, Christine! I don't think I have seen the sculptures - I need to seek them out!

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  25. I missed seeing these sculptures when we were in Boston last month. Thanks for the photo tour.

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  26. Nice to see the sculptures as we have some in our country too.

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