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Old January 26th, 2008, 07:17 AM   #1
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Boston, Charlestown, Cambridge | 2008 | Part 5

New Haven (Yale University) http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573112

Hartford http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573121

Boston Part 1
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573186

Boston Part 2
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573331

Boston Part 3
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573570

Boston Part 4
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573678


This is the final part of the tour. It includes two satellites cities of Boston, Charlestown and Cambridge. I believe Charlestown has been officially incorporated into Boston now. In any case, they're only separated by a river.

Cambridge is a city where the most famous University in the world is located: Harvard. While Charlestown is home to the oldest warship in the world that is still afloat, the U.S.S. Constitution, a ship dating back to 1795 with a very rich history. You can read more about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S.S._Constitution

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U.S.S. Constitution is still part of the American Navy and is cared for, so to speak, by the real NAVY sailors who also act as guides on the ship.

The most luxurious and visibly advanced parts of the ship are these little cabins on the exterior, that act as toilets in addition to just a place where captain can enjoy the view and read a book.
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I took one home
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Captains quarters were off limits, but I talked to one of the sailors and he opened it up.
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This is how an officers quarters looked like, which was still luxurious in comparison to what the enlisted sailors had
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This. And they didn't even had enough for everyone, they took turns, every two hours I believe.
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View of the city from U.S.S. Constitution
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There is also a modern warship parked quite close to it.
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Charlestown, right outside the Naval Museum
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Going to Cambridge
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Cambridge. Some buildings are part of Harvard.

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Surprised to see Trolleys there
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You can see the tallest of Bostons skyscrapers from here, the new John Hancock tower
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The world famous M.I.T.
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Last look at the Prudential Tower
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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #2
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Nice photos. Boston must looks prettier in different seasons when trees aren't naked and heaps of snow don't lie on pavements.

Can you tell me what is it on this photo? http://i27.************/ncyulg.jpg
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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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Boston looks awesome! I never really understood what it looked like till your photo tours.

Great pictures.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #4
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Thanks, I try to plan my excursions throughout the city so I can observe and document as much as possible.

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Nice photos. Boston must looks prettier in different seasons when trees aren't naked and heaps of snow don't lie on pavements.

Can you tell me what is it on this photo? http://i27.************/ncyulg.jpg
I think that's a bank, but probably wasn't originally intended as one. I actually like the snow on the pavements.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #5
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You got something wrong there, the John Hancock tower isn't new, it was built in the 70s. However, these are some great pics!
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #6
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You got something wrong there, the John Hancock tower isn't new, it was built in the 70s. However, these are some great pics!
Thanks. I know it was built in the 1970's, but there is an older John Hancock building in Boston, and they're referred to as Old and New John Hancock
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Old January 26th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #7
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Yeah I know, I just didn't know if you made a mistake. Boston suburbs are some of the highest density places in the US (one, Somerville, is >20,000 people/square mile).
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I actually like the snow on the pavements.
Fresh snow is something different. It's soft, white and looks very nice. The old one has the hard surface and it's dirty. Generally snow looks much better in rural areas than in urban ones.

How long are you going to stay in USA? Can we count on the next threads?
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beautiful old battleship
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Old January 27th, 2008, 07:15 PM   #10
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love the pics of the U.S.S. Constitution

a very nice tour of Boston!
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Old January 27th, 2008, 07:47 PM   #11
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I'm glad I found out about the ship, I spoke to some other tourists that went to Boston and they all missed it, as well as the Prudential observation deck in the first thread.

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About 2 more years, so yes
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