Stepping out in Boston, MA

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My Sweetie mentioned that she ought to take me somewhere to celebrate her wedding anniversary.
Well, that made sense to me. See, I have a significant survival instinct.
She mentioned Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Savannah, GA.
I came back with Wilmington, NC and went down in flames instantly.

So, I "thought about it." Which usually means "I forgot about it."

Not this time. See, a couple of years ago, Sweetie had mentioned we should go to Boston one day. And somewhere in the dusty recesses of my mind, one romantic little gray matter cell sparked to life, and I said, "Hey, how about we go to Boston?"
Didn't need any closing techniques for that pitch.
She said, "Where do I sign up?"

And we jetted off to Boston, MA. JetBlue, that is.
I had never been to Boston. I had been to Wellesley, and to Gloucester, MA, but not to Boston. Well, we fixed that.

Boston Commons, Boston Public Garden, top of the Prudential Building, Duck Tour (yes, we did.) Boston Public Library, Old Granary Burial Grounds, Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, USS Constitution, Parker House for Boston Cream Pie, 21st Amendment, Black Seed, The Marliave, Newbury Street, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and various necessary etceteras. This was all in 4 days. And we got some extra sleep, too.
There was something special about walking up to say, "Hi," to Paul Revere, John Hancock, and their assorted pals.
The Red Sox were out of town, thank goodness. I don't know how much I would have been willing to pay to see a game at Fenway Park. But I am afraid it would have been a LOT!

I took the wrong camera with me. I took the snapshooter, and it is a little less capable than my real estate camera. But, I got shots of some steps here and there.

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Vickie Nagy
Palm Springs, CA

Boston ranks right up there in the top cities I like to visit. It's a short list, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Boston.

May 19, 2010 03:06 PM #1
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


Sweetie is on notice. We will go back. For sure!

May 19, 2010 03:09 PM #2
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Nice perspective on stairs, Mike - enjoyed the show.  It reminds me, though, that I must sort some of my photos into groups like stairs, fountains, clouds, etc.

May 19, 2010 03:13 PM #3
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Boston has so much history to it. I like your choice of photo themes. Where are the shots with the big circular stairway taken?

May 19, 2010 03:14 PM #4
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


Thanks, My wife had to drag me away from Faneuil Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts.



That was the Old State House.  The one the Bostonians abandoned after the war because it was British...

May 19, 2010 03:15 PM #5
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

So cool Mike... a flicker slide show of stairs.  That is something new, for sure!

May 19, 2010 04:15 PM #6
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Hi Mike, That was very good and quite different. Imagine all the stairs you have climbed in your life. How fun to capture at least a few of them.

May 19, 2010 06:52 PM #7
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


A reminder to take life " step at a time...."


Thanks.  I think we climbed a bunch of stairs in one weekend, even.

May 19, 2010 11:21 PM #8
Jim O'Donnell
Raleigh Cary Realty - Fuquay Varina, NC
Have I ever mentioned that you are a lucky man!! (FYI me 2)
May 20, 2010 04:55 AM #9
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


Oh, yes.  I am definitely very lucky.

I know you are too.

May 20, 2010 05:15 AM #10
Linda Jandura
Raleigh Cary Realty - Apex, NC
Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist

Mike, my sweetie and I went to Boston on our honeymoon, many many moons ago. Camera's weren't as good then as they are now (still had color though!)  but I did get a picture of Plymouth Rock.  have a great time, just watch the drivers!

May 20, 2010 08:00 AM #11
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Good for you! I enjoyed your show - interesting the things that can captivate us!


May 20, 2010 02:21 PM #12
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


Certainly not a driver's town, is it? But it is SO walkable!


Thanks. Repetition, and light and shadow float my boat...

My wife had to just about carry me out of Faneuil Hall (the black and white Escher stairs) and the Museum of Fine Arts (The concrete walls and marble stairs, with brass and glass rails).

I felt terrible that I couldn't get a good shot of the absolutely beautiful staircases in the Boston Public Library and the Huntington St entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts. No tripod, and I couldn't steady the camera for the long exposures needed.

May 20, 2010 02:33 PM #13
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Mike We lived just outside Boston for quite a while - it is lovely as are your "stairs"

May 23, 2010 03:07 AM #14
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