[Photo Journal] Freedom Trail in Boston

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Myra here.

We are excited to share photographs every Tuesday from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Freedom Trail in Boston

These photos were taken back in 2012 when my family and I went to Boston – I presented a paper at Simmons College and found time to see the sights as well.

Since we had no tour guide, we were not really able to take note of significant places, monuments, and what they stood for. We just enjoyed the sights and the lovely weather in the park.

According to Wikipedia: “The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long (4.0 km) path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds between Boston Common to the USS Constitution in Charlestown.”

“The Freedom Trail is overseen by the City of Boston’s Freedom Trail Commission and is supported in part by grants from various nonprofits and foundations, private philanthropy, and Boston National Historical Park.” (Source: Wikipedia)

Taking a breather.

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“The Freedom Trail was originally conceived by local journalist William Schofield, who in 1951 suggested building a pedestrian trail to link together important local landmarks. Boston mayor John Hynes decided to put Schofield’s idea into action. By 1953, 40,000 people were walking the trail annually.” (Source: Wikipedia)

  1. That sounds like a good time! 🙂

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