I shipped up to Boston for the third time in 11 months (obviously, I love that city! check out my Top 10 Boston post with my favorite things to do) in order to celebrate my good friend, Lina’s birthday, which is on St. Patrick’s Day.
The Zakim Bridge – for some reason I am so drawn to this bridge – view at sunset during our cruise of the harbour
She had never been, so we did a little sight seeing during the days and got a taste of St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Boston during the night!
We had dessert for brunch in the North End (Little Italy)
The Granary Burying Ground – Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin’s family & two of the signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried here among many others
here lyeth buried ye body of….
New friends from Belgium, Boston and Bosnia (and Lina is from Bulgaria)
celebrate good times
Despite having been to Boston about 10 times (more or less, I’ve lost count!) I had never been during St. Patrick’s Weekend. The following gallery is some of Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. According to legend, the earliest celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in America took place in Boston in 1737.
“Southie” where the parade is held annually
BPD and their horses
love me some bagpipes!
This Marine Veteran had so much energy and was trying to get the crowd all riled up
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
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I’m with you- I love Boston but have never been there to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Did it live up to the hype?
It did! I got goosebumps during the first bagpipe group! There are soo many people there. I don’t know if this is how it works every year, but I was lucky enough to sit in the “family area” which happened to be where the parade started at Broadway and Dorchester. I ended up walking up the parade route and it was Jersey shore status – mostly college aged kids just obnoxiously drunk. I’m so glad I unknowingly avoided that!
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