Jay-Renee Photography


A Weekend in "Beantown"

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in historic "Beantown" aka Boston. Boston (pronounced BOSS-TAN) is the capital and most populous city[8] of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999.[9] The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 673,184 in 2016, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the original peninsula. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing over 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), first subway system, the Tremont Street Subway (1897), and first public park, Boston Common (1634).

Even though, I didn't get to do EVERY single thing that Boston has to offer over a quick weekend, I was fortunate enough to take in a good portion; from walking the Freedom Trail to enjoying a game at the famous Fenway Park (right above the Green Monster) with my cousin for his birthday. I love exploring new cities with a bag pack and camera! Check out some of the sites below...as seen via my lenses...