After I explored the Common I headed over to the Public Garden. Which I will admit I liked more. The Common is nice, but the Public Garden has such a lovely Victorian charm to it. Where the Common is mostly unstructured space (so great for frisbee and kites) the Public Garden is much more landscaped and has a small lake in it. For me it is more my ideal. (But then you know how I love all things Victorian).
Of the places I've visited in Boston (all about 3 of them) the Public Garden is one of my favorites.
|Also the year of the ascension of Queen Victoria, and the year the the LDS missionaries landed in Liverpool. 1837 was a busy year.|
|I don't know what these flowers are, but there were about 4 people trying to photograph them when I walked by.|
|Remember the book Make Way for Ducklings?|
|One of the Swan Boats. The Swan Boats began running in 1877.|
|The Ether Monument (or the Good Samaritan) commemorating the advent of ether used for anesthesia.|