Honeymooner in Boston

Greetings Bostonians from a poster from the Birmingham, UK metblog. Yes, we’re small, but we’re perfectly formed.

I’m currently on honeymoon on a bit of a grand odessey across the US, and had always wanted to come to Boston, so I’m here!

We’re staying at the Charlesmark in the Back Bay, and as they have thoughtfully provided me with free internet access I should probably thank them first. So, here are my first impressions as a tourist in Boston:

1) You’re friendly! We arrived in Boston after 10 days in NYC, and the contrast was immediately apparent. We were standing consulting our guidebooks at the Back Bay station, and were approached by a lady offering assistance. Thank you lady! You saved us a pointless cab journey.
Everyone we’ve met has been charming and helpful. It certainly makes a stay more pleasant.

2) Your city is so photogenic! I just bought a new 512Mb card for my camera, and I’m really regretting not splashing out on the 1Gb. A 20 minute trip to the public gardens resulted in about 30 photos alone. I love the diversity of the architecture and the public monuments best.

3) You are obsessed with *decorating* public monuments. Seriously, what is it with that? I note they’re mostly about shoes, boots and other forms of pedestrian travel (skateboards). Is this to do with the ‘walking city’ thing? I’ve got a huge collection of photos of them which I will amuse people with back in the UK.

4) Your accent isn’t nearly as pronounced as they make out. Or maybe I’ve just spoken to the wrong people. Anyway. Have been trying to force people to say sentences with lots of “a”s in them, but it’s not worked.

Anyway, thanks so much for your hospitality, people of Boston…if you’re ever in the UK, look me up!

1 Comment so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 10:11 am

    The shoe decorations are actually just promoting a state initiative to encourage energy conservation through walking. Its not a year round thing.

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/09/20/city_exhibits_fancy_footwork/



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