Let’s continue our excursion of Boston using the “red brick line”.
We crossed paths with a tour guide in period costume led a group of tourists into the Granary Burial Grounds, a celebrity cemetery so to speak.
We paused at Paul Revere’s grave.
Walked past Nathanial Shannon’s elaborate grave stone…
…and located John Hancock’s head stone based on the map located in the cemetery.
Soon we reached King’s Chapel, an impressive structure in the neo-classical style.
The pulpit in King’s Chapel conjured up an imaginary preacher sharing his message that would have been easily projected thanks to the acoustic hard “roof” overhead.
The altar was simple and without figurines or paintings. Scripture based quotes provide guidance and aid in prayer.
The pipe organ and chandelier are strong focal points as we exited this Boston landmark.
Diffused sunlight illuminated the back entry to King’s Chapel, adjacent to the old City Hall.
Boston’s Old City Hall continues to impress and draw visitors into the fenced front yard, if only to take a closer look at the bronze statues of notoriety.
Benjamin Franklin on the left demanded my attention. His life-like pose made it appear as if he was ready to step off the pedestal and begin greeting visitors meandering past.
Josiah Quincy to the right of the main entrance made me recall images of historic Harvard scholars.
This life-like donkey statue…
…and soles with elephant imagery…
…the reason for their presence was explained in in this plaque.
The trail continued and we soon spotted the Old South Meeting Hall.
This is where “the cry for change” was heard first – the Boston Tea Party followed.
The path led us to the Old State House, a museum that provides an overview of the struggles towards Independence in America.
This is the balcony the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of Boston.
The commemorative circle on the pavement marks the place of the Boston Massacre in 1770.
The circular staircase leading to the second floor from the main floor foyer guides visitors to the staterooms.
An architectural jewel, this stairwell provided many opportunities for photography.
The eagle mounted on the back wall of the Old State House…
…called for a close up.
Time to carry on and follow this historic figure; next stop Quincy Market and Fenuil Hall.
To be continued…