Girl Gone Globetrotting

Traveling, shopping and eating my way around the world. Or as far as I can go! And sharing the tales of my travels with whoever will listen. Follow on Bloglovin

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Behind J’s parents’ property in Connecticut is a small structure made of stacked stones with one small entrance. According to neighbors, it has been verified by historians as a stop on the underground railroad.

After hearing about this, I made J take me to visit this special site.

Photography by me. April 2014.

The South End and the Atlantic in the distance.

Photograph by me. March 2014.

With almost 60 places of higher education in the Boston area, it might be hard to choose one to attend. But it’s not hard to see which ones have the market cornered on beauty. In my opinion, Harvard and BC will have to duke it out for the best looking campus superlative. Harvard has the red bricks, but BC has the Medieval gargoyle-style architecture that’s both scary and beautiful. 

Check out these photographs I took while walking around Boston College on a warm spring day.

Photography by me. April 2013.

In your opinion, what’s the most beautiful college in the U.S.?

Boston’s waterfront district is pretty photogenic.

Photograph by me. April 2014.

What’s your favorite coastal city?

A glimpse into Boston’s past. Steam rising on a cold, rainy morning in Back Bay.

Photography by me. April 2014.

Recent snapshots from BrownstonesofBoston Instagram.

Photography by me. March and April 2014.

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Boston Strong On Display

If last year’s marathon was filled with sadness, confusion, shock, and dismay, this year’s marathon was one of celebration, triumph, and victory. Not just the feeling of victory for those who made it across the finish line, but the victory over evil.

Above are some images from the 2014 Boston Marathon my family and I captured that day. We had an amazing perch on Boylston and Hereford Streets, where we got to see runners make the final turn of the race onto Boylston. Though watching the elite runners sprint past us was awe-inspiring, it was the moments when those struggling to finish the race saw the finish line and knew they could push through that were the most inspiring of all.

The additional security—temporary cameras on light poles, security checkpoints, and more than 3,500 police officers—didn’t inhibit the celebratory atmosphere in Back Bay on that gorgeous afternoon.

Photography by me. April 2014.

See my pictures from last year here.
Read stats on this year’s race here.

New York City in 17 Syllables

For National Poetry Month, The New York Times asked readers to write haiku about the city: three lines of five, seven and five syllables. The response — more than 2,800 submissions in 10 days — was as impressive, and as exhausting, as the city itself. Writers were asked to stick to six subjects: the island, strangers, solitude, commuting, 6 a.m. and kindness. Beyond that, poems could be fashioned from whatever inspiration the five boroughs provided.

A panel of judges drawn from The Times’s staff selected its favorite entries, many of which are shown here. Marie Howe, the state poet of New York, read 281 of them and chose haiku in which she recognized some fundamental aspect of the city. — ALAN FEUER APRIL 25, 2014

Read all of the poems here.

Fenway Park in the springtime. There’s no other like it.

Photograph by me. April 2014.