We locals call it the Hill. To visitors it is Beacon Hill, a section of Boston. I love Beacon Hill and I try to go as often as I can. It’s unique in its neighborhood style, yet it is an upscale section of Boston where the elite live and shakers visit. So many beautiful Brownstones, which are really made out of brick, so many shops and restaurant to entertain any visitors. Something for every one. A completely walkable section of Boston. Little hotels and big ones also, are nestled into the area. The Boston Public Gardens and The Boston Common grace one side of the hill. A gathering spot for families and people watchers. Even on this rainy day people are out and about. Perhaps a little shopping, a glass of wine or maybe that special treat from Tatte’s Bakery and Cafe. If you have been following me here or on Instagram you know my love of Tatte. The Hill is an old aristocratic part of Boston, where the wealthy dwell. It has a wonderful history. One of my favorite books from my Mother’s collection was Joy Street. Read it and it will take you back. This day, I didn’t climb to much of the Hill. The above view is of Charles St. my favorite street in Boston. Come on, I’ll show you a couple of my other favorite haunts on the Hill.
Double bonus. My son was at a bookstore cafe and there is no better way to end a special day than at a bookstore. This is one of our favorites, Porter Square Book Store. This table pulled me in and I saw several books that I wanted to buy but I only went home with Brass…Sounds wonderful. I also have this photo for a reference so that I remember to buy The Red Address Book. So many books, so little time..
A beautiful day for me and Jim in the city of Boston. Charles St., Beacon Hill, a great book store and my son. Who could ask for anything more on what started out as a dull, drab rainy day and fate turned it into a big, robust day full of beauty…Don’t let the weather stop you from going on your own adventure in the winter. There might be a surprise for you also, right around the corner.
All the Beacon Hill outside photos were taken with the Fuji XT-2 and Fuji 18-135mm lens. All the inside photo’s were taken with the iPhone 7Plus.