Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stay-cation exploration

I've been thoroughly enjoying my spring vacation here in Boston. I usually go out of town for school breaks, but I decided to hang around here this time and I am glad I did. It's been so nice to be lazy in my apartment in the mornings and be able to enjoy Boston in the springtime. 
On Tuesday, I took advantage of the last day of summer temps (80s!) to head downtown. I had a nice long walk from Copley Square, window shopping my way to the Public Gardens. It was so nice, people were out lounging around. Children were playing, the trees were blooming: just gorgeous.
The swan boats were also giving rides! Perfect day for it too, they just launched for the season late last week, the weather sure has given tourists great riding weather.
 The garden is so well tended. Flowers everywhere all colors and varieties, such a nice spot of green in a busy city.
 Clearly, the good weather makes people unable to read or follow rules! No one seemed to be enforcing the rules though. And what kind of rule is that for the Public Garden?
 I love this bridge that goes over the swan pond. So simple yet so gorgeous. It gives a great view of the park, the pond, and the city. Such a wonderful gem in a historic city.
 After the Garden, I meandered my way through the Common to the old streets of Boston and eventually to the waterfront. I love it down there. Nothing fancy just a great warf and relaxing water.
I had such a nice time wandering around, not worrying about much of anything. After the warf I went over to Quincy Market and did some shopping! I mean it isn't spring break without some retail therapy! All in all, it's been a lovely spring vacation, and there are still a few more days to savor!

18 thoughts on the matter:

shirley said... {Reply}

Spring in Boston is so nice after the dreary winter. So many places to walk to and see. Your captures make me want to go back soon!

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}, co cool. I love those cute swan boats. Great shots, Tamar!

deb duty said... {Reply}

What a beautiful place to enjoy a walk and some photography! Glad you are enjoying your spring break!

Nicky @ Awesomeville said... {Reply}

Gorgeous shots! Looks like you guys are enjoying some fantastic weather!

Lisa said... {Reply}

What a wonderful way to spend the day!!! OH! I just love Boston!!! and the swan boats! No body follow rules in Boston :) That's one of the things that makes it so special. LOL!

Ruthie said... {Reply}

Wow, beautiful park and city! Makes me want to go visit Boston again.

Maboe said... {Reply}

The temperature in Boston is better than in Sandefjord, Norway, I think.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said... {Reply}

Boston is where I spent lots of time from childhood on ~ I live on Cape Ann ~ Awesome photos of the city and its special places ~thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^

Mom of M&Ms said... {Reply}

You make me want to be there.. like a travefull mag.....beautiful

Seraphina´s Phantasie said... {Reply}

Oh wonderful and fantastic spring photos. We had a lot of rain the last weeks. Beautiful sunshine. Enjoy it !!!
Kind regards, Synnöve

Anonymous said... {Reply}

I've never been to Boston, but it looks like you had a wonderful 'stay-cation'! I wouldn't mind going, esp to see old Boston, oh the history there!!! =)

Brooke said... {Reply}

Tamar - I am glad you are enjoying your spring break! It is nice to sometimes just CHILL. Enjoy the last few days ;D

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

It is nice to just be lazy sometimes, we need that to recharge...I could use a day like that soon! Gotta love those swan boats : )

Susan @ Sunflower Status said... {Reply}

What beautiful weather! Love the swan pond!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said... {Reply}

You sure are getting warm weather - we rarely even get to 80 here in the summer! Hope you enjoyed your break from schoool..........and now you know Tamar why I'm always shooting flowers - I'm surrounded by them at home.

Sherri B. said... {Reply}

Your photos are so happy and filled with sunshine...I love Boston but haven't been in many, many years. Such a pretty city!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said... {Reply}

Okay- I know that it's been a good 20 years since I visited New England- but I don't remember it being that beautiful. WOWZERS! Love these!

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

Boston is a beautiful city. I've only been there once many years ago - but still remember how much fun it was.