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Boston in June 2012

In June 2012, I had to travel to Boston, Massachusetts, in order to attend a work conference. I didn't know much about Boston before I arrived, but soon found it to be a really pleasant city. I was working for almost my entire stay here (I had to fly to Minneapolis immediately after work finished) but spent my first day sightseeing and getting over the minor jet-lag.

All of the photos in this gallery were taken on the first day of my time in Boston; I rode on the Boston subway/underground, visited the New England Aquarium, and walked around pretty much the whole of downtown Boston. The weather was really warm and sunny, and it was surreal at one point to see an England football match, live on TV from back home in Europe. All in all, a really pleasant stay, and I would definitely visit again.

The "T" station at the University of Massachusetts. Boston.
The "T" station at the University of Massachusetts. Boston.
Lots of different architecture in downtown Boston, MA.
Lots of different architecture in downtown Boston, MA.
The Rings Fountain in the sun, in Boston MA.
The Rings Fountain in the sun, in Boston MA.
Going up the "T" station steps to Park Street in Boston, MA.
Going up the "T" station steps to Park Street in Boston, MA.
Franklin family memorial at the Granary Burial Ground in Boston, MA.
Franklin family memorial at the Granary Burial Ground in Boston, MA.
Graves on a sunny day. Granary Burial Ground in Boston, MA.
Graves on a sunny day. Granary Burial Ground in Boston, MA.
The John Hancock memorial in the Granary Burial Ground, Boston.
The John Hancock memorial in the Granary Burial Ground, Boston.
Lots of old graves at the Granary Burial Ground in Boston, MA.
Lots of old graves at the Granary Burial Ground in Boston, MA.
A tall skyscraper in downtown Boston, MA.
A tall skyscraper in downtown Boston, MA.
A fire truck with Spongebob Squarepants onboard. In downtown Boston, MA.
A fire truck with Spongebob Squarepants onboard. In downtown Boston, MA.
Boston Harbour (or Boston Harbor). In Boston, MA.
Boston Harbour (or Boston Harbor). In Boston, MA.
A hungry bird in Boston Harbour.
A hungry bird in Boston Harbour.
Penguins in the New England Aquarium, in Boston MA.
Penguins in the New England Aquarium, in Boston MA.
Leafy seahorses in the New England Aquarium, in Boston, MA.
Leafy seahorses in the New England Aquarium, in Boston, MA.
A little turtle in the New England Aquarium, Boston, MA.
A little turtle in the New England Aquarium, Boston, MA.
Fish in the New England Aquarium, Boston, MA.
Fish in the New England Aquarium, Boston, MA.
Green tentacles (are these Sea Urchins?) in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
Green tentacles (are these Sea Urchins?) in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
A blue starfish, in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
A blue starfish, in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
A fish with pink and green sea urchins, in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
A fish with pink and green sea urchins, in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
Myrtle the Turtle, in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
Myrtle the Turtle, in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
Lots of colourful fish in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
Lots of colourful fish in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
Delicate looking fish in the New England Aquarium, Boston
Delicate looking fish in the New England Aquarium, Boston
More diverse architecture, in downtown Boston, MA.
More diverse architecture, in downtown Boston, MA.
A shiny glass skyscraper in downtown Boston.
A shiny glass skyscraper in downtown Boston.
Boats in the Boston Public Garden, Boston MA.
Boats in the Boston Public Garden, Boston MA.
The First Baptist Church of Boston, on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
The First Baptist Church of Boston, on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
Another street scene on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
Another street scene on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
Jellyfish at the New England Aquarium. Reminded me of my Monterey Bay photos.
Jellyfish at the New England Aquarium. Reminded me of my Monterey Bay photos.
Sea lion demonstration at the New England Aquarium, Boston, MA.
Sea lion demonstration at the New England Aquarium, Boston, MA.
Another view of the Sea Lion tank/pool in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
Another view of the Sea Lion tank/pool in the New England Aquarium, Boston.
One last look (closed for the evening) at the Granary Burial Ground, Boston.
One last look (closed for the evening) at the Granary Burial Ground, Boston.
Photo of the moon, taken on the plane home to the UK
Photo of the moon, taken on the plane home to the UK
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