Boston, Massachusetts

2018 HAL Voyage of the Vikings

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

 

We have had the pleasure of visiting Boston many times:  graduations, family vacations, family reunions; work and play.  Always interesting, always enjoyable.

This time, we spent the afternoon at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace neighborhood.  Faneuil Hall, built, by Peter Faneuil, was designed to house a marketplace.  Impetuously, he decided to incorporate a meeting space which proved to be quite an important part of the city’s history.  This is where the “Sons of Liberty” would gather to discuss and plan the American Revolution.  As a matter of fact, the red line designating the route of the Freedom Trail passes right through the ground floor!

We took a trip down TV memory lane; shopped and then were rained out by a big thunderstorm that disrupted airport schedules, flooded streets and forced most tourists into restaurants and pubs.  We took shelter in the Zuma Restaurant (really good Tex-Mex food!)

Here are the photos from our day:

Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall on the right; Quincy Market on the left.
Faneuil Hall on the right; Quincy Market on the left.
Quincy Market
Quincy Market
NorthMarket
NorthMarket
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Faneuil Hall : ground floor visitor center & gift shop; second floor Market shopping; fourth floor the Museum and Armory of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.
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A view of the “Canopy” area of Quincy Market along with the”Bull Market” area of pushcarts. This one selling Russian Stacking Dolls.
Under the Canopy at Quincy Market.
Under the Canopy at Quincy Market.
Quincy Market.
Quincy Market.
Quincy Market
Quincy Market
Quincy Market
Quincy Market
Quincy Market
Quincy Market
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Entrance to the Paul Revere House,which appears to be under some kind of construction project.
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Paul Revere House & Gift Shop. the plaque over the door says he lived here from 1770 to 1800. And the signage was placed by the DAR in 1895.
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“Under the Canopy” of Quincy Market is a replica of the bar from the TV program CHEERS. Do you recognize Carla, Frasier and Norm?
No, they didn't know our names but promised to do better the next time we come!
No, they didn’t know our names but promised to do better the next time we come!
The bar where Norm always sat at the corner stool on the right (I think.)
The bar where Norm always sat at the corner stool on the right (I think.)
Zuma Restaurant for really good Tex-Mex food at truly reasonable prices!
Zuma Restaurant for really good Tex-Mex food at truly reasonable prices!

Our next port:  Bar Harbor, Maine

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