On August 12th I went with a friend to Charlestown, MA. Though I grew up in New England I had never been to Charlestown and I know little about it. My friend, Mary, grew up in this section of Boston in an apartment over a store! She lived there for most of her life and played in the streets. She told me there used to be an elevated train that ran right down the middle of Main Street and right past her apartment. She told me that in the winter she used to open a window and throw snowballs at the passing train. How different her life was from mine when I was growing up. I lived in the country and slept outside under the stars in the summertime. I played in grassy fields and ran wild in the woods. Mary tells me she only saw grass and trees when her family went to the cape for vacation. I cannot comprehend this.
On this day I saw plenty of trees and even a few birds flying around the streets of Boston. Mary took me to a new park called City Square Park where we had a good view of the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. In the center of the park was a beautiful fountain with house sparrows drinking and splashing. Overhead a few chimney swifts flew and I even saw an American Robin hopping about on the grass! Later she drove me over to Bunker Hill, the site of a major battle during the revolutionary war. We had a very fun day.
After being out west for 6 years I am loving this New England Architecture!
View from Bunker Hill of the Financial District in Boston.
I have just learned that with the passing of Klaus Peter there will be no more…
Good-bye dear Klaus!