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See Acorn Street, the most picturesque (and photographed) street in Boston, which is always curiously empty of tourists despite its popularity with photographers. The street is the best example of intact cobblestone in Boston, the entire street being composed of the little stones. I suggest keeping to the narrow sidewalks along the sides- the stones can be quite tough on the feet. The street is in Beacon Hill between Willow and West Cedar Streets.
Beacon Hill is a beautiful neighborhood with narrow streets. This charming, gas-lit neighborhood is a carefully preserved reminder of how Boston looked about 1850. In this area you can find the most expensives houses in Boston.
Beacon Hill - here resided in...
Beacon Hill - here resided in the past, still does to this day some of Bostan's finest families. Housed in the stately old brick town houses were the likes of Louisa May Alcott of 'Little Women' fame and furniture designer Jenny Lind.
The cobbled streets left over in some areas of Boston are great! But I wouldn't want to drive on them...or anywhere in town, for that matter. There's a very good public transportation system, and the locals all think you're crazy if you try to drive downtown.
This is a great neighborhood to live in or just to go for a stroll through. However, be prepared for the steep hills if you plan to walk. The homes display beautifull windows and doors and wrought iron in various forms. It will also benefit you to take a guide book that shows which homes are historically significant.
I loved walking through this historic district. It had interesting buildings, cobbled streets & gas lights.
STROLL THE BEACON HILL NEIGHBORHOOD
THIS IS AN AREA OF GREAT OLD RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE.
Beacon Hill Avenue runs along the north side of the Boston Common; The Beacon Hill Neighborhood lies just to the north of that.
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I loved walking through this neighborhood and taking pictures of the quaint buildings and city scapes!
This narrow cobblestoned lane lays claim to being the most photographed street in America. I'm not sure who keeps count, but here i am adding to the tallies.
Antique shops, restaurants, charm. See the website below for all this street has to offer.
the lovely quarter of Beacon...
the lovely quarter of Beacon Hill, with gaslights and cobbled little alleys. it's a 1800's quarter with lovely red brick houses.
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