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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Boston, off the beaten path.

Hi all,

I'm pretty new here, joined the community just a few days ago.

I live in Boston. My city has 21 (or 23, depending on who you ask) great neighborhoods though only just a handful of them are well known.

Below is a sample of some areas of Boston where tourists seldom venture.

FENWAY-KENMORE:



This neighborhood is home to several colleges (e.g., Boston University) and fine arts institutions.




MISSION HILL:



This neighborhood is home to Harvard Medical School (above), some very important hospitals and remarkable examples of fine architecture (like Mission Church, below).




JAMAICA PLAIN:



Here you'll find one of the funkier shopping districts in town and great urban art.




WEST ROXBURY:



West Roxbury has a very suburban feel.




DORCHESTER:



Dorchester (a.k.a. "Dot") is Boston's largest and most populous neighborhood. The Baker Chocolate Historic District, is here, where Walter Baker opened the first chocolate factory in the U.S. in 1780.


I hope you've enjoyed this sampling. If you'd like to learn more about Boston's lesser known neighborhoods, please click here.

Thank you Taller, Better for the warm welcome and also thanks to BarbaricManchurian for persuading me to post some of my work here.

Best regards,

Fénix, publisher of
Bostonscapes - a photo blog and
Boston Neighborhoods by Fénix

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Old May 8th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #2
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Thank you for the effort, and welcome to the forum! I am not seeing your pictures though. I am only getting red x's.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 01:51 PM   #3
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Bhagavadgita, I don't know why the images weren't showing. Let me know if you can see them now. Thanks!
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Old May 8th, 2008, 02:06 PM   #4
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Boston looks fantastic indeed. I hope I can make it this summer while I stay in New York (is it feasable as a day trip from there?).
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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #5
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Boston looks very unique, beautiful!
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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #6
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"Boston looks fantastic indeed. I hope I can make it this summer while I stay in New York (is it feasable as a day trip from there?)."

YES YES YES. Philly is a much easier day trip though, only 1.5 hours by car and is a bigger city with lots of culture. Why don't you spend the night in Boston? You would enjoy it more that way. 95 traffic jams suck balls.

My record time from NYC to Boston in my car was 3 hours. I took 95 cut through to the Merritt Parkway and took that to 91 north and then 84 east to 90 east and hauled ass.

Great shots. I attended Northeastern and spent a lot of time in Mission Hill, Roxbury and the Fens. There are no dangerous parts of Boston even back then it was never a scary place by any means.

The most threatening thing about Boston is frostbite on your nose and rental prices.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #7
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welcome beautiful pics
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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #8
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Boston looks fantastic indeed. I hope I can make it this summer while I stay in New York (is it feasable as a day trip from there?).
It's a little too far away for a day trip lol

We are a huge country so it looks like NYC and Boston are close on the map but they're really maybe a 5-6 hour drive I think.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #9
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I live close by, and yet I rarely ventured into Boston. One of these days I'll explore our lovely capital.
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It's a little too far away for a day trip lol

We are a huge country so it looks like NYC and Boston are close on the map but they're really maybe a 5-6 hour drive I think.
Without huge amounts of weekend traffic it's about a 4 hour drive. I live in Boston and have made two one-day round trips to NYC, once for a concert and once to see Christo's gates in Central Park. So one could do a day trip if they wanted to.

Nice pics btw.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #11
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This is a very elegant city. In some aspects with European style, but at the same time genuinily American. Wonderful.
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very very nice neighbourhood
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Wow! Wonderful neighborhoods. Thank you for posting LARGE pictures!
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My record time from NYC to Boston in my car was 3 hours.
You must have been going >75 mph for much of the way there.

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There are no dangerous parts of Boston even back then it was never a scary place by any means.
I would basically stay out of the area west of the Savin Hill MBTA station, especially at night.
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