Thursday, July 23, 2015

A View From the Clouds

Prudential Tower

The Prudential Tower in downtown Boston is the 2nd tallest skyscraper.  Take the express elevator to the 50th floor and you enter the Skywalk Observatory.  We did this on our second day in Boston and the perspective we gained of the city was priceless.

The Back Bay (bottom) and Cambridge (top)
The Back Bay area was originally part of the Charles River, but fill dirt covered stinky mud and garbage to create one of Boston's priciest neighborhoods. 

Christian Science Plaza
Known as the Mother Church, the tiny portion at the front was the original church;  the huge domed section was and add on.

Boston Common
The trees you can see in the distance are in the Boston Common.

Boston Marathon Finish Line
The yellow stripe down on the street is the finish line.  Our tour guide made no mention of it, so I guess there is no marking or monument at the site to date.

If you look really closely, you can see the green Fenway Park.

A view of the harbor islands

The John Hancock Tower 
Tallest building in the city and the home of my retirement acount!

This neighborhood of Victorian brownstones is the city's most culturally diverse.

The pictures in this post can't do justice to the narrated view you get by touring the Skywalk.  If you're ever in Boston, be sure to check it out.

Until next time...

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