Return To Boston
The Massachusetts State House, the central icon to the Government Center in downtown. Built in 1798, the "new" State House is located across from the Boston Common on the top of Beacon Hill. The land was once owned by Massachusetts' first elected governor, John Hancock. The dome, originally made out of wood shingles, is now sheathed in copper and covered by 23 karat gold which was added to prevent leaks into the State House.
Ye Olde Union Oyster House, open to diners since 1826, is America's oldest operating restaurant. It has known only three owners since 1826. The building itself was built prior to 1714, most likely in 1704. In 1796, Louis Philippe, king of France from 1830 to 1848, lived in exile on the second floor. He earned his living by teaching French to young women. The Boston Tea Party was also planned there. Enjoyed another wonderful lunch there, matching many before it! "How's ya chowdah?"
The Harvard University Stadium, is U-shaped. Built in 1903, the stadium seats 30,323. Although most of Harvard's campus is in Cambridge, the stadium, along with Harvard Business School, lie across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood. The Stadium reminds me of the Coliseum in Rome!
No trip to Boston is complete for me without a feast at Legal Sea Foods (Lobster, muscles, clams, sausage, corn and clam chowder). Yes, I finished it and yes, I was very full!