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Downtown/Financial District

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  • Day3

    3. Tag

    September 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Heute verließen wir New York und fuhren nach Boston. Wir besuchten den Boston Quincy Market bestehend aus diversen Essenständen, Cafes und Restaurants, die sich alle in historischen Gebäuden befinden. Wir gingen auf einem Teil des Freedom Trails spazieren, der die wichtigsten historischen Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt verbindet. Anschließend besuchten wir das Harvard Uni Gelände.Read more

  • Day8

    Boston

    June 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Heute haben wir zu Fuß Boston erkundet. Ich bin wirklich positiv überrascht von dieser Stadt. Irgendwie war das ein Ziel, dass nicht ganz meine Interessen geweckt hat. Aber es ist wirklich sehr schön. wir haben eine historische Schifffahrt gemacht und der Moderator war super lustig und hatte eine angenehme Aussprache. Den späteren Nachmittag sind wir durch Boston gelaufen und haben ein bisschen gebummelt. Außerdem haben wir ein großes Segelschiff der Navi besichtigt. Ein sehr schöner anstrengender Tag.Read more

  • Day2

    Die besten Aussichtsplattformen Bostons

    June 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Wo hat man den schönsten Blick über Bostons Skyline wie auf einem Postkartenmotiv von Boston? Von einer der vielen Brücken oder doch einer Aussichtsplattform - und wenn ja welcher? Ich verrate euch in meinem Video wo ihr hin gehen solltet - und eben was es kostet. Bleibt bis zum Ende dran, dann gibt es noch einen Boston Reisetipp bei dem ihr die Stadt von einer Dachterrasse überblicken könnt, ohne das Glasfenster oder Gitter eure Sicht beeinträchtigen und das Beste... Es ist kostenlos!
    Link zum Video: https://youtu.be/bYnTz-dDVoA
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  • Day76

    Boston

    July 4, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Boston ist eine kleinere, geschichtsträchtige und sehr schöne Stadt, die sogar für europäische Maßstäbe schon ziemlich alt ist. Wenn man den Freedom Trail durch die Stadt folgt, lernt man viel über die Entstehung der USA. Die Boston Tea Party und die Unabhängigkeit sind sind hier an vielen Orten präsent. An Bauweise und Architektur Bostons merkt man, dass die Engländer diese Stadt vor ca. 300 Jahren erbaut haben.

    Aus Filmen und Serien kennt man verschiedene Bilder der Harvard University. Umso interessanter ist es das Ganze mal zu besuchen. Den Campus der Uni haben wir uns allerdings noch um einiges größer vorgestellt.
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  • Day22

    Impressionen 6.9.

    September 6, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    - Denkmal für die, im Irak und Afghanistan Krieg, gefallenen US-Soldaten
    - Nanu ist denn schon Weihnachten? Christmas in Boston-Shop
    - Welcome to North End
    - Bojen oder wie man die Dinger am Boot nennt. Hat mir einfach als Motiv gefallen
    - ein riesiger Kompass am Boden am Hafen
    - der Hochzeitskuss :)
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  • Day25

    Sonderbeitrag für Papa - Trucks

    September 9, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Amerikanische LKWs sehen gleich nochmal viel gefährlicher aus...
    Und die Leute wundern sich bestimmt warum ich dauernd Trucks fotografiere, aber weiß ja auch keiner wer mein Papa ist ;)

  • Day19

    Off the boar - Boston

    August 11, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    We had a leisurely morning, packed last things away and went up to breakfast just after 8. Ed and I played a last bit of table tennis on the ship - he's definitely improved. Went to the room to wait for out call, we were purple 2 group. Got the call about 915 and left ship, one last key card checkout.
    Found our bags in the tyerminal. No porters around so we carried them to taxi queue. Quese was longer for larger cabs for more than 2 people, but we only waited about 15 minutes. Despatcher was angry at some elderlies who marched past the queue and got in further doiwn the road. She said normally she would have made them get out but as they were old it wasnt worth it.
    Cab was about 15 minutes to Omni Parker Hosue Hotel right in centre of Boston. Even though was only about 10am one of our rooms was ready so we went straight up - bags quickly followed. We headed back down to the concierge and got a map and some ideas of what to do. Went to pub up road which was showing the Chelsea game and had some brunch. After game finished we decided to go back to room and chill until about 1 when we headed off to the Blue Man Group theatre about 15 minutes walk away.
    It was raining so we took coats - first rain we had been out in since we came away. Ed navigated us to the theatre and we got drinks in bar and programme and fridge magnet! Got our seats - right in front row, complete with ponchos for paint splatter.
    Show was great. The three blue men were really expressive and behaved like child like beings, a little like curios things from a ikds pprogramme like the tele tubbies!
    After playing paint drums at the start (these were set up and back from front of stage so no splatter of audeince), they threw some marshmallows into crowd. ONe hit Tash in eye and bounced to Ed who gave it to me, I ate it. Then they threw marshamllows into one of the guys mouths he must have caught about thirty in all, after the first twenty or so he moulded them round his mouth into a funnel shaoe inside to be able to catch more in the middle.
    Paint balls were thrown at the other blue man who caught them in his mouth and spat them onto a canvas making a picture.
    Sam had been given a handbag before the show started to put on her lap and after the mallows the blue men came over and took it and put the marshmallows into it then gave it back. Sam hamed up a hoorified look and the corwd thought it was hers! A bit later someone took it away as I put it on the floor near the end of the row.
    They climbed into the audience on chair arms and bacs, using Ed and Sams heads as balance rests. Chewed some crucnhy cereal and spat it all over, we got some especially Ed, who hd behind his poncho and the blue man mimicked jim hiding behind the cereal box. They got a lady on stage from near the back and ate twinkies with her. She was very funny, wouldnt be fed by the guy at one piint and he blew on the twicnkie to cool it down. Mushed up twinkie (actually banana) spurted out of holes in blue mens chests, sytaight into audince. I got a bit but Sam got loads, all in her hair!
    The show was about hour and half and really good. Ponchos werent needed that much other than the banana. The finale saw toilet rolls type paper pulled across the audience from the back. At the font we had to keep pulling it forward and piling it on the stage. It was never ending, Ed got covered, especially when the blue men got back on stage and threw the pile over the front row. He sat for the rest of the show (only few minutes) in a cocoon of papsr! They blew more roll from the stage with fans. Was great finish verys pectaclular.

    Down in the bar at the end the Blue Men were posing for pics. We had to wait while the guy in fornt tried to do a magic card trick with the blue man. Didnt quite work! Blue man took my phone and did couple of great selfies!
    Ed then realised he had left his coat under seat, someone fetched it for us. Walked back to hotel for just after 4 and chilled until 530 when we got an Uber 10 minutes or so to the Summer Shack lobster restuarnat that had been recommended. It was good had soem great lobster potstickers (which we had seen test kitchen on baor produce some shrimp ones) and lobster rolls. MIne with a little butter was good. Got Uber back to hotel and turned in.
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  • Day20

    Tea Party

    August 12, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    Had a leisureky wake up, we were all feeling tired. I was feeling little under the weather, think it might have been fighting reaction to a bite I had got on Friday that was now quite itchy. We went to the coffee shop attached to the Beantown Pub from yesterday and sat towards the back ordering from the same menu. Oatmela again for me. The Liverpool West Ham game was on TV so we happily watched that, then headed off to walk to the Boston Tea Parrty museum about 15 minutes away. Well navigated again by Edward. The morning was warm but foggy/low cloud and there was some rain while we were on the eay there.
    Arived just before 11 and bext tour was 1115. We were allowed into a room set out like an old meeting room where the patriuots would have gathered to discuss politics etc. Had church like pews and a pulpit at the front.
    We were each given a feather on the eay in and a lady in character at the front told us tehese would help disguise us to the English so we looked like natives rather than patriots. She gave everyone a card with a character that we would be from the night of the rebellion in 1775. I was Edward’s roommate. Tash ewas Sam’s mother. A couple of the parts needed to read out something from the card when prompted, which we didn’t want. The lady showed us some things to do, so it would become a bit like a opantomime. If we heard something bad we should boo and hiss, good meant bang hands and stamp feet. Somethong very bad meant putting thumb on nose and waving fingers in air while shouting FIE. Very good meant shouting Huzzah and fist pumping the air.
    At 1115 a man in costume came in and gave us a humorous and informative talk about the events of the tea party rebellion. One of the girls reading her part got very giggly and you could see her dad getting very frustrated. We learnt that Heorge III was taxing lots of things, paper, glass and now tea at 3 per cent. A fanmous uote was taxation without representation is tyranny, as the colonies didn’t have any seat in government or say in how their taxes were spent.
    We then went through and onto one of the three tea boats attacked that night. 112 tea crates on ech were destroyed. They weighed about 140 pounds eqach so it was hard wrok moving them from the hold and breaking them up and scattering the tea, taking most of the night. A crowd of around 5000 had agathered to help and watch. A different chap in character took us around the ship and we all got chance to throw a tea crate into the water. Then off the boat and inside into the museum.
    This was very well done, with three rooms. The first showed a hologram film of two ladies talking, one was a patriot the other a tory (King supporter) and they argued about the fate of the colony and british rule. Each room built from the tea incicent towards the war for independence.
    The next room had some artefacts and paintings. A film showed us the history of the only surviving tea chest, which had been found by a man the morning after on the beach and kept in his fmily for generations, used as a table and a cat box at different times. It was now in the museum along with the only remaining tea from the night as a liuid in a small glass bottle.
    Then two pictures oin the wall came to life like Harry Potter. One was King George III, the other John Hancock. They argued about Britih rule.
    The third room was a large curved screen which showed a film of the start of the war. Patriots got wind of the British army heading to Lexington to arrest Hancock and Adams, so Paul Revere did d fanous midnight horse ride from Boton to warn them to move on. The militia waited in Lexington for the British and, when the British advanced with bayonets one of the militia fired a shot, which starter firing from both sides, known as the shot that was heard around the world and signified full on wat between Britin and US, all stemming from the tea party incient.
    The whole thing was very well done and even the kids enjoyed it and learnt a little I think. We ended up in the café where you could have alimitless tea cup to sampole the 5 teas on the boats that night. I tried three, two were normal and souchong was very woody. Kids coudnt stand the smell. We sat at atbel with a lad who chatted to us while waiting for his Irish girlfriend who worked in the shop. He ahd travelled to Europe a fair bit so we chatted about that. He was from Philadelphia so joked about the rocky stepos and pictures I had ftom there from years ago. Ed and I palyed 9 mens morriss. I won game 1 then he won next two. Exited through gift shop and out. Walked to Faneuil Hall and Quincy makrte for some food. Went into decent restauartnt, I had good clam chowder.
    Had look in the hall then thought about Duck Tour but decided to leave that and followed some of the Freedom Trail. Went into the South Meeting House, a Puritan chapel used by Patrioys for meetings. The pews were laid out in boxed in pens, reminded kids of cattle pens at the Big Sheep. Ed did a couple of treasure hunt sheets which he enjoyed. The aisles were short so everyone was closer to the pulpit.
    On leaving we found a cup cake shop, including a vegan choclate one for Sam! Then followed trail back to hotel as we were all tired.
    After an hour or so Tash and I headed out for food. Google suggested there were supermarkets nearby but the first just looked like a takeaway food store (though on the way back we noticed a downstairs that looked more supermarket like) and the second was a C Mart that turned out to be Chinese. So we doubled bac and gt some bread, crisps and jerky from a 7/11, then Tash ahd a ham and sheese toastie and hot choclate from Caffe Nero. Had meant to get Ed a toastie two but the order cam through for just 1 and we couldn’t face queueing again. So went to Burger King for him and got chicken burger.
    Everyone was happy with their food and we wayched some TV before going to bed.
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