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Boston: living there
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The Boston environment

Boston has a long tradition of Irish immigration. You will be able to find many pubs with a very nice mood.
If you want to go out eating at a restaurant, watching a movie, going to the theater, museum, or discover the week end shows, the best place to start your search is the website Boston_Sidewalk or even, Boston.

Transportation

After New York, Boston is one of the best cities of the US for public transportation. However, don't forget that, in a country where cars are kings, transportation networks are usually very average. Howeverm you will be able, in Boston, depending on the place you live, use the bus network or the tramway, named the 'T' by Bostonians.

If you live right in the center, in the Harvard neighbourhood or even in the financial area, public transportations will be available everywhere and with easy access. If, on the other hand, you live in the periphery, then start the problems, and you will have to be patient and get a good transportation map and surely also good shoes, a coat and a scarf (cf winter temperatures).

To visit

Boston is one of the oldest town of america and from an historical point of view, one of the most importante. From the first settlers to the patriotes, passing through the invention of ether and the telephone, few towns had so much immpact on the history and life of the country. So, filled with history, Boston offers numerous sites to visit. ( architects.org on Boston).

The Trinity Church is considered by the many architects as one of the most beautiful buildings in Boston. It was built following the plans of H.H Richardson in 1877.

Probably to create a contrast,, Boston built the modern Hancock Building aside from the Trinity Church. The Hancock Building is definitively one of the sites to visit for it's panoramic view of the city.

The Old State House was built in 1713 to host the british government. The licorne and the lion, up the doors, show how old is the building. It's in front of this building that in 1775, the first deadly shots were fired between the british soldiers and the patriots.

It's in front of the Hold State House that the Bostonians celebrate each year the 4th of July, the day of the independance declaration. The famous text has been read for the first time on the balcony of this building.

And to eat fast and nicely

Haymarket is a market like in France.

Harvard Square, where you can not only visit it's reknown university but listen to numerous artists in the street, or even eat in its small mexican and asian restaurants…

Quincy Market, is one of our favorite places to eat. The place has many stands which offers you an impressive choice of america, french, italian, grec, japanese or chinese food... The qulity is much better than at the americans supermarkets' "Foods Courts".

 


 
 

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