Copley Square. Historical buildings side by side with the modern
John Hancock Tower, Bostonīs tallest.
Back Bay skyline. Looking to the north towards John Hancock Tower(60 floors)
and Downtown from the top floor (52nd) of Prudential Center, the 2nd tallest.
Population: 595 000(metro: 7 038 000)
Boston, Massaschussets was the first city I visited in the US ever. I was only there for one night(May 15th) and one day(May 16th) 1998. I stayed at the Boston International Youth Hostel and the weather was pretty good for May. Boston was a good city to start with, since it is one of the most European cities in the US. At first, it didn´t felt like arriving to America after going off the subway in Back Bay in central Boston. It was dark then. The buildings looked very old, and extremely beautiful and the lamps were very oldfashioned. But when the first skyscrapers suddenly appeared standing and a highway running between them right under the historic street I was walking on, it felt very American. The day after I made some sighseeing before leaving for New York by Greyhound bus. And I had time to see the most important parts of Boston. Back Bay, were my youth hostel was, is a fashionable area with Boston´s 2 tallest buildings, Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, that I saw the day before. But there are much more skyscrapers clustered in the downtown area. There are also many historical buildings in central Boston. If you follow the Freedom Trail, you can go all the way to Downtown and visit many historical sights, like the State House, that I visited inside. And some avenues in Back Bay, like Commonwealth Avenue, are extremely beautiful and oldfashioned and reminds of London´s better sides. Walking between Back Bay and Downtown in "America´s most walkable city", I passed by the city´s most famous parks, Boston Common and Public Garden. As I was not so interested in photographing then, not knowing about this website should be created, I just have took shots of Boston.