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Boston Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in Boston Common and will take you on a journey among historic landmarks and along key sections of the Freedom Trail. Experience the history of old cemeteries and famous meeting halls with the sights and smells of the Italian North E' you choose your own pace. You can start when you want and take breaks to discover the city; perhaps stop for lunch along the Freedom Trail or grab an Italian pastry in the North End.The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking with several stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard!Please note: Pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One vouche"""Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Using your smart phone to guide you make your way through Boston among well-known and overlooked gems of the city solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Great for families
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour
"Pick the perfect day to explore the streets of Boston. At 10am meet your professional guide outside of 28 State Street located across from the Old State House. Follow your guide and begin your 2-hour walking tour of Boston.Start your tour on the Freedom Trail visiting Faneuil Hall the Old and New State Houses and the Boston Massacre Site. See both the Old and New City Halls along with Old Corner Bookstore and King's Chapel. Stroll through downtown on your way to Boston Common and the Public Garden. Admire the stunning swan boats as they sail under the world's smallest suspension bridge. Continue on to the John Hanco
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
"Choose when to explore Boston at either 10am or 6pm. Arrive at 28 State Street across from the Old State House. Meet your professional guide and then begin your 70-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail. Start your tour at the Old State House and then compare it with the New State House. See Faneuil Hall a marketplace and meeting hall since 1743. Walk through the city to the Boston Massacre Site and learn the history behind the memorial. Admire the architecture of Park Street Church and King's Chapel. Then make your way to the Old South Meeting House. Walk through the Old Granary Cemetery and visit Old City Hall. Pass the First Schoolhouse Site and The Old Corner Bookstore which was a meeting place for famous authors including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Dickens. Stroll through the beautiful Boston Common to end your Freedom Trail walking tour. Explore the quirky streets and charming atmosphere of Boston on this 70-minute walking tour."
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Architecture Tips (8)

The Ugliest Builing in Boston!

Favorite thing Boston's City Hall has got to be the ugliest building in town. Makes me wonder what folks were thinking when they approved this design. It looks like a parking structure that would be way too top heavy if it were to be filled with cars.

It actually kind of looks lopsided, doesn't it?

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garridogal
Sep 05, 2005

Hmmm......just as I thought!

Favorite thing This is not my favourite thing but it certainly makes interesting research into what it was all about!

The Modern City Hall

There is definitely a bit of a contrast here!! The aesthetics of modern architecture are often a mystery to me and so I may be missing something here, but this building seems a bit of a monstrosity . I presume the building is functional and was probably designed by some famous architect with some higher artistic vision than mine, but sorry this place does nothing for me whatsoever.

Check this site out: www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Boston_City_Hall.html

and then this one: www.pps.org/great_public_spaces/one?public_place_id=148

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johngayton
Jun 24, 2006

Architectural Contrast

Favorite thing Boston's age relative to other American cities and it's dynamic economy allow for some dramatic architectural juxtapositions highlighting the contrast between the old and the new. In this shot, a 19th century warehouse with subtle detailing is striking rendered against the harsh geometric modernity of a distant skyscraper. More poignant scenes abound for the less discerning eye. The Old State House (1711) crouched beneath the overwhelming towers at State and Congress Streets is a perennial favourite of tourists and photographers alike. The nearby posing of Faneuil Hall's (1742) cupola against the glass-and-steel skyscape of State Street and Government Center is another well-documented example of this phenomenon.

zChris
Jun 16, 2003

Architecture

Favorite thing Boston is a great for visual exploration. A veritable diversity of building styles can be found here, from skyscrapers to venerable churches. Architects from Charles Bullfinch to Eero Saarinen to I.M. Pei have all left their marks here. So while you're walking around, look ahead and look up!

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dinhyen
Sep 30, 2002
 
 
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City skyline

Favorite thing Boston has one of the nicest city skyline in N.A. It's very pleasant to walk around (well, i visited during summer, so, not too sure what it's like in the winter; judging from what i lived through while in Toronto, it's probably a v. cold place to walk around during winter :-() & the city exudes a certain charm to it. It's really one of my favorite cities in the U.S.

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Sharrie
Jan 22, 2003

Arcitecture...it is quite easy...

Favorite thing Arcitecture...it is quite easy to be very close to places you are looking for because of the mixture of tall buildings and landmarks.

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vrage
Aug 25, 2002

Boston is a really city.There...

Favorite thing Boston is a really city.There are many historical buildings.
A view of very interesting pic! i hope u like it!

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exotique18
Aug 24, 2002

More Architecture

Favorite thing " You should never own the best house in the neighborhood" My realtor friend advises...possibly does not apply here.

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"BOSTON KALEIDOSCOPE AND ITS CAST OF COLORS…"
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"IF HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS-THEN I LIVE HERE"
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"Boston in a Nutshell"
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"The Perfect Weekend Away City"
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"Boston Features the Old and New"
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King's Chapel

The King's Chapel is one of the many protestant Unitarian Denominational Churches in New England and is part of the Freedom Trail, you can check this area and Chapel too as it lies just in Tremont...
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City Hall

The New Boston City hall is just a stone's throw away from the old City Hall Building that was built in 1968 and on the famous brutalist style which was popular during those times (brutalist design...
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Granary Burying Ground

I enjoy visiting cemeteries. I think they are beautiful and hold spiritual tranquility. I look at the crypts and headstones and wonder if the deceased have families that live on. I enjoy the beauty of...
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Black Heritage Trail

This is a shorter trail than the freedom trail and takes you mainly around the Beacon Hill area which is lovely in itself. There are beautiful mansion houses and millionaire's squares. Excellent and...
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Old State House

What a great idea! To use a landmark as also a metro station is genius! The Old State House is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States, built in 1712-1713. It's one of the landmarks...
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Old South Meeting House

A den of traitors. Or at least that's how the British would have seen it. This was the dry tinder box for the American Revolution. The locals would meet here for heated debates about the future of the...
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