Trip Start Mar 10, 2011
34Trip End May 05, 2011
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I embarked along the Freedom Trail as my introduction to this city an was welcomed with a stiff easterly from the Atlantic. With my guidebook in hand, I battled the weather and attempted to absorb much as possible whilst not losing myself in the labyrinth of roads. Apologies for history buffs out there but after the long day I have come to these conclusions.
It seems that from the outset the American people were not destined to be governed by the motherland. Here was a bunch of ruffians and rejects, persecuted to search for a new land where they face and overcame numerous challenges. They were rewarded with boundless resources and their freedom from oppression - enough to incite jealously in their homeland
Before ending the Freedom Trail I decided somewhat bullishly to climb the Bunker Hill monument. 294 steps, several rest stops later, with burning thighs and puffing worse than an asthmatic Thomas the Tank Engine I admired the view of Boston. Also, promised myself to get fit when I got home.
The final stop of my day was the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Some may say that it is a poorer cousin to the Met for it has very similar collections. This would be overlooking the neat organisation and the stunning interiors and frescos by John Singer Seargent. It also contains a small, but stunning post-modernist collection with Picasso's chilling representation of Rape of the Sabine Women and Gauguin's Tahitian opus.
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