Boston, 2018September 8, 2018
After a long time without visiting, I finally got to spend some time in Boston this past weekend with Max and Einat. We decided not to plan much, which turned out to be a great decision.
We stayed at Max and Einat’s place. They have an awesome set up.
We tried to go to the SoWa market on Saturday, but apparently the sellers are only there on Sundays. We walked around the few open shops instead.
There are plenty of these little parks on narrow streets, which reminded me a lot of my time in Germany, for some reason.
Einat will some day get her green wall. This is not it.
Photo credit goes to Einat.
The reflection pool was closed for renovation, but that didn’t stop us from going into the fountain. We all took turns. Max got especially wet.
Everyone in Boston moves during Labor Day weekend, so scenes like these are not uncommon.
"Why do you have to take photos of me like this?"
Boston Common was packed. People were enjoying the last bit of summer.
Boston has good doors.
Again, moving day. It’s insane.
We had a picnic by the river
So did these ducks.
Einat made the mistake of feeding the geese…
… it was a real mistake.
We did the obligatory Quincy Market visit.
Later that night, we went to a brewery in Somerville and hung out with Rafa.
On Rafa’s recommendation, we went to the JFK Library. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon, and I learned a lot. As expected, it gives a very one-sided version of history where everything is positive, but learning some of the historical context of what the US was like in the 50s and 60s was pretty interesting.
Einat had a shoe malfunction.
Rafa and Mona invited us over for a BBQ. The wolf chef’d.
Sunday was our day to walk around Harvard and MIT. We walked around Harvard Yard and then headed to the GSD.
This photo has a really strange quality. I still can’t decide whether I love it or hate it.
For some reason, there was a turkey walking around campus. People seemed to think it was normal.
One of the coolest things about Boston is how new blends in with old, and you get this striking contrast of old cobblestone sidewalks and streets with modern architechture.
Three little birds.
It was voting day in Boston, and we walked past a couple of booths on our way to the MIT museum.
The Arthur Ganson exhibit is amazing. Seeing it, and the area around the museum and the campus made me think a lot about my first trip to Boston.
From there, we walked over to the MIT campus.
Max insisted that we should check out the MIT Chapel. It’s an odd building.
From MIT, we walked over to Lamplighter to meet up with Nick, and later to Pammy’s to grab dinner with Max’s friends. Sadly I didn’t take a photo of either of those. I did take one of this flower on the way.
The trip made me think a lot about myself, and how I’ve gotten to where I am. I wrote a bit about that over here.
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