Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New England Vacation #8

This is a fun photo I got the opportunity to snap while we were wandering through The Boston Common. The Boston Common is the oldest public area in the United States. It's a large park with two ponds, hundreds of benches, even more trees, lots of grass, and several statues and memorials. It also offers a view of the Massachusetts capitol building. Both the capitol building and the Boston Common are part of the famous Freedom Trail winding through Boston. These ducks are one of the many statues in this area, and were inspired by the book, "Make Way for Ducks," based on the ponds and ducks of the Boston Common. This little boy was trying out each duck, trying to decide which one he liked to ride best. I couldn't resist this shot!

8 comments:

angela said...

Glad you didn't resist it it's a sweet funny photo..

JM said...

That is such a lovely photo! Great capture!!!
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• Eliane • said...

Somehow I knew this wasn't Walla Walla. ;)

Laurie said...

This is so wonderful!

Hilda said...

LOL! That's just so adorable!

babooshka said...

Such a contrast to yesterdays and so cute.

Barbara Rahal said...

ohh that is so cute!

Cliff Calderwood said...

Believe or not my wife and I took some visitors to Australia yesterday - Wednesday - and took them on the Freedom Trail and then visited the Public Gardens which is where the sculptures are.

I'm glad you are getting to visit Boston and seeing my adopted city. Hope you managed to get to Beacon Hill and see the cobbled streets and gas lights.