Day 29 - Thr 29 Apr 2004
Up early, and had a big breakfast - french toast, and fruit. Out on the streets by 9am - but the
mapparium didn't open until 10am and the Pru building was shut all day - so walked across Boston
Common to the State House, and had a guided tour (with one other person). I even made it into the chamber to see the
finance bill being debated.
I picked up a 'freedom trail' brochure, and started to walk that - mainly churches and other historic buildings - interesting, but only
because they are the oldest things in this new country. When I started walking there weren't to many other people around, but
by the time I hit Qunicy Market (tourist central) then the streets were packed.
Little Italy is a nice area with plenty of interesting houses. Walked over the Charles Town Bridge and had a very quick look
at the USS Constitution, and Bunker Hill. I didn't go up Bunker Hill as it was full of school kids.
On the way back to the B&B I popped into the Mapparium - and wow is it amazing. You step into a glass globe
about 6 metres tall, with the world set out as it was in the 1930's. It's beautifully lit and the commentary is very good. I wish I could have
something like this at home! I can't believe that I would have missed this if it hadn't been for my B&B lady suggesting it!
later that evening I walked up to the Harvard Bridge and took a few photos of the sun set. I'm shattered, I must have walked about