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Boston's Beacon Hill

The Hill, as referred to by those of us who live close by and visit often..A unique part of Boston, Massachusetts...Beacon Hill is an historic neighborhood in Boston, known for it's Federal style row-houses. It is also know for it's narrow, gaslite streets and brick sidewalks. Today, Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston...Come, take a little walk with me through this lovely and charming neighborhood.  We will start our tour at the corner of Louisburg Sq. and Mount Vernon St, above.

Looking down towards Beacon St..from the top of the Hill.

A typical doorway, with the black door and always, flowers.  Do you notice the black iron metal on the right side of the step.  That was used, back in the day, to scrap the horse poop off your shoes before entering the house.

This is Callie Rose.  Sadly she passed away last year.  She sits in front of her doorway on Acorn St with her tennis ball close by.  She loved to be visited and was always very happy to do a photo shot.  There is a new puppy in the family now but she's to young to be left out on her own...Acorn St. is one of the most photographer streets on the Hill.

A full view of Acorn St. with it's cobbled stone street.

Entering Louisburg Square...the park.

Number 9 Louisburg Square..home to Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Theresa Heinz.



Beautiful flowers in window boxes and on the steps..all year round.

Lunch on the lovely.

I hope you enjoyed your little tour of the hill.  Of course there are many more streets to roam through but I hope this is enough of a tease to make you add it to your stops as you travel around our great country and cities...I love the Hill and I can't wait to see how it will be dressed for Christmas this year..perhaps I'll be back to share a few of those snaps with you...


"When I was a boy in Salem, Mass., in the 1950s, if you wanted to buy a book, you had to take a train to Boston. And when you got there, to a bookstore, there was no such thing as a science-fiction section." Gardner Dozois

I was a girl brought up in Salem, Mass., in the 1950's and although I never remember a book store there, I also know that my Mom could not afford to take me on the train to Boston to get a though, I do go to Boston for books...I love the many and diversified book stores in town...especially The Coop, at Harvard Square.





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Reader Comments (11)

A beautiful tour of such a beautiful area, Cheryl!
I was actually just here, a couple of weeks ago. It's such a wonderful area to walk in.
Thank you for taking us along with you, and have a fantastic week!

October 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Gordon

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us Cheryl... Boston seems a gorgeous place to visit! Streets look so clean and peaceful!

October 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterodile lm

How nice Lisa that you were recently in Boston...hopefully you got a chance to visit the Hill... Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment..I love hearing from you...I hope your week is lovely also..

October 3, 2016 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

Thank you Odile lm for your lovely visit...Boston is a lovely city and quite nice in certain areas but like everywhere, we have our problems but much less than most's a great walking city and I'm never worried when I am there...and yes, it is nice and clean, espically on Beacon Hill...Have a great week.

October 3, 2016 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

I love Beacon Hill. It's so beautiful! Lovely photos Cheryl! So sad about Callie Rose!

October 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Oh this is solo great Cheryl! I felt like I was touring around with you in this amazing area. Love the mood you captured -- I'm imagining myself photographing along with you. I know I will see it for myself one day -- hope that is sooner than later -- and that you will be there too! xoxoxo

October 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.

Such a beautiful city, I wish more American cities looked like this and kept our English side of buildings and architecture.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hurst

You've really captured the beauty of Boston, and the historic style, which I really love. The doors, gates, and windows are all so beautiful! Thank you for the walking tour and beautiful photography!

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Thank you Beverly for stopping by. Boston is unique in it's own way and so very old with a lot of history...Nothing would make me happier than to take you and Dan for a walk through this lovely town if you ever find your way to this part of the state...Oh, the fun we would have...

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl c.

you hoo . . . we just got back this afternoon, so I came right over here!
Some time I will tell you my experience on Beacon Hill when my cousin lived there and I stayed until I found my own apartment in Cambridge.
And then there's my famous relative, Patricia Tate, who was a Beacon Hill artist, with quite a reputation! Had no idea until a friend started googling her and dug up a lot of dirt, especially when she married husband #4 while still married to husband #3 or something to that effect! I still don't know HOW we were related!
SO, when I look at your beautiful photos, I am happy you have had "GOOD" memories and experiences!
Speaking of . . . R and I went to the Wayfarer on Tuesday, but didn't stay. I have lots to share with you as I begin to catch up.
We had a fabulous time . . . You're so incredible, Cheryl, with you open heart and gift of sharing. Thanks for continuing to post such wonderful and interesting blogs.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

Antoinette, I'm sure it will an interesting story...Sounds like you had a great time in Maine...can't wait to see all the photo's...and yes, we will have to discuss Boston some day also..

October 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl c.

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