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Old November 8th, 2011, 04:29 AM   #241
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Gostei muito da cidade.
Quanta personalidade!
As casas e prédios baixos com seus tijolinhos aparentes são lindos e super charmosos.
Engraçado que a cidade parece ter várias facetas, mas o resultado final é ótimo!
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Old November 8th, 2011, 05:15 AM   #242
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Gostei muito da cidade.
Quanta personalidade!
As casas e prédios baixos com seus tijolinhos aparentes são lindos e super charmosos.
Engraçado que a cidade parece ter várias facetas, mas o resultado final é ótimo!
Obrigado!

Sorry, I don't know Portugeuse, but translated online.
(Lamento, mas não sei Portugeuse, mas traduzido em linha.)
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Old November 8th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #243
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Interesting & intimate exploration.

Winthrop reminds me, very much, of New Brighton on The Wirral - I posted pictures from there last week: mixed demographic, a little run-down, but with the saving graces of river & sea frontage and fantastic views over towards Liverpool/Boston.

The wooden houses must take a lot of upkeep - due to weathering?
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Old November 8th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #244
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Yes, Jane. It is important to keep up with the paint or the wood rots. Some people cover their houses in fake vinyl siding so they don't have to paint. Unfortunately, vinyl siding doesn't look as nice as real wood siding -- in my opinion. They have new low-maintenance siding products that look much better, but it is expensive to switch to the new products. The cheap vinyl siding looks really bad on any house, but especially the multi-family dwellings. When I moved to the Boston area, I had to adjust to seeing multi-family buildings being made of wood instead of brick. Unless it is perfectly maintained, with good materials, it can really look horrible. Done right, with good products & care, it can be pretty because of the choice of colors. I will try to find side by side houses to photograph, one with wood and one with vinyl so you can see the difference.

This may be interesting for some to see. Note the vinyl siding, which must have melted in a fire. I think it covers original wood siding. The house next door looks rather new and probably has vinyl siding, but is in good repair.

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Old November 8th, 2011, 11:06 PM   #245
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AWESOME UPDATES!
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Old November 9th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #246
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Lovely new photos. By the way, your pup is a cutie.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:27 AM   #247
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Expat, i think i have commented on that last pic of the skyline from Winthrop with the gorgeous International Place in it, it is incredible. i must say though as a native north shore guy Winthrop is a mystery, we just never went there, there wasn't a reason to. It is and always has been one of the safer suburbs especially for it's proximity to Boston because there is only one way in and one way out and if something happens the police close off the road
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Old November 9th, 2011, 03:33 AM   #248
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Lovely new photos. By the way, your pup is a cutie.
Thanks I love my little beagle.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 05:34 AM   #249
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Today I expored a new area to me, Mission Hill. I walked from the Roxbury Orange Line T Station along Tremont Street to Brigham Circle.

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Old November 9th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #250
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Looking back towards the Roxbury Mosque & First Church of Roxbury:
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Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Known as 'The Mission Church", which is why this area is called Mission Hill:

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This church was original built for German & Irish immigrant congregation, which surprised me. I wasn't aware of German immigration to Boston. The Germans worked for breweries that were in area.

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Senator Ted Kennedy's funeral was held at the Mission Church:

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Old November 9th, 2011, 05:37 AM   #251
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View of city from Mission Hill:
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Old November 9th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #252
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Caught the bus back to Roxbury Crossing Orange Line rather than catching the Green Line at Brigham Circle.
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Ivy is taking over my driveway because I am too busy taking pictures.:rolleyes:
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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:47 AM   #253
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Thanks for the great updates Expat, love your pics...
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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:12 AM   #254
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Thank you for some great updates, Expat What's up with all those crutches?
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #255
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I'm turning into a domestic slattern too

I really like neighbourhoods built on hills - they give such a sense of perspective and uplift - especially when you have a cityscape to survey.

The Mission Church is very reminiscent of churches in Italy. The gilded ceiling reminds me of the churches of Monreale & The Capella Palatina in Palermo.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #256
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Nice pics
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Old November 9th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #257
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Thanks Linquine & Seldomseen.

Aarhus, I had to investigate and learned that the crutches were left behind by people who were miraculously healed when visiting this church. Back in the late 1800s people would stop by this church, be healed instantly and leave their crutches behind. After walking up that big hill with my bad knee, I considered taking a crutch out with me!

Jane, Interesting that you see Italian influence in this church. I was wondering if there was evidence of German influence as it was designed by Germans, Schickel and Ditmars in 1878. The towers were added in 1910 by Franz Joseph Untersee, a Swiss-American that studied in Stuttgart. The building material is Roxbury Puddingstone, which is seen in the stone outcroppings all over the neighborhood and the Massachusetts State Stone.
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Today, I had an appointment in Malden. By mistake, I arrived an hour early. Fortunately, there was a cemetary & park nearby. I killed some time by taking photographs. My eyes & camera were drawn to the rows of tiny tombstones with flags. Turns out they are graves of soldiers. And this weekend is Veterans Day, which explains all the little flags. The flags were probably placed by veterans. And then I remembered a little old man on the bus this morning with a red poppy in his lapel. They tend to wear them on Memorial Day & Veterans Day.

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Old November 10th, 2011, 08:18 AM   #259
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I stayed at the sheraton near boston common back in 2003 and loved the city. I think it has a very good mix of old and new architecture and has a certain buzz about the place.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #260
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The picture of the rows of graves, each with a flag, is very poignant.
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