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 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.
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.
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.
Sunday was our day to walk around Harvard and MIT. We walked around Harvard Yard and then headed to the GSD.
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.
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 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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