Occasionally I will have people in town for work and part of my job will include showing them around Boston. This week I was showing some people around the city and giving them some of the history behind the places they were seeing. This is something I love to do. I love living here. I also love the fact that it is common for me to pass by sites that were built as much as 450 years ago. It interests me to think about the actual people who walked the same streets that I walk. Driving through this city or walking through its streets never gets old to me.
As I was showing the group around and telling them the history behind the major sites in the city, we walked over to Charlestown and the Bunker Hill Monument for the end of our tour. After making the 300 step climb up and then back down the monument, we decided not to walk all the way back to downtown for dinner. Instead, we took the water taxi back over Quincy Market. I love this ride because it provides one of the most beautiful views of the Boston skyline. We caught the taxi pretty late in the day, about an hour before sunset. That turned out to be the perfect time for the ride across the harbor. The water was a gorgeous blue-green which really highlighted the color of the sky. The sun brilliantly reflected off of the water in front of the skyline. The sailboats and other ferries traveling through the sun’s reflection only added to the beauty. I quickly grabbed my camera and started snapping pictures. I took enough photos that I was able to get a few good shots. I hope you enjoy.