Monday, November 1, 2010
Fell Fast. Fell Hard.
The trip was wonderful. I must be a very visual person as I tend to take an immediate like or dislike to a city. Based on things like trees and parks. And water. Water is very important.
And so it was that I fell hard for Boston.
It actually reminds me a lot of Halifax (another city I love but, I must confess, now not as much as Boston). It's much, much larger, of course, but parts of it just seem like larger pieces of Halifax. The Public Gardens being one. The harbour (very different but still close enough). A Halifax Commons and a Boston Commons. The mix of old and new buildings - although, admittedly, Boston has kept many, many more of their its historical buildings.
Doing the city in chunks, as we did, I failed, at first, to realize how large it is. Until I looked out from the Skywalk Observatory, that is. That was just Wow.
More later. For now it suffice to say that it was a wonderful trip. I had a great time with doorkeeper and was honoured to finally meet, in person, some great virtual friends. Which could be the subject of a post all of it's own ... and likely will be at some point!