We were quickly swallowed up the hustle and bustle of the business district. My camera was getting a good workout while I navigated my way around crowds of people to find the best vantage points to capture the diverse architecture.
We made our way past Park Street Station and Old South Meeting Hall and found ourselves surrounded by trees and lawns of the historic Boston Commons. Our first destination was the Boston Public Garden.
Upon entering through the ornate wrought iron gate a bronze statue of Edward Everett Hale welcomed us.
Another impressive statue drew us closer. A proud George Washington on his horse towered high above in stark contrast to the cloudless sky. So much to see and explore – my eyes soon discovered this palm lined flower bed.
Soon a Dawn Redwood demanded my undivided attention. Benches occupied with visitors seeking solitude and those solving business issues via cell phone lined the path. Who would have thought that one of these benches would become a place of tribute only a week later. Robin Williams and Matt Damon delivered a dialogue on one of the backless benches for a pivotal scene in “Good Will Hunting.”
A Weeping Birch on our way toward the exit had to be captured, if only to record the magical diffused light breaking through the leaf covered branches. Should I ever be so fortunate to own such a tree I would place a small table and chairs under it for those special moments of reflection, some writing or even just a cup of tea.
To be continued…