Boston is the largest city in New England and the capital of the state of
. One of the most historic, influential and oldest cities in
, Boston is home to a number of cultural opportunities, historical sites and a rich variety of the performing arts.
Founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England, Boston was the site of Paul Revere's famous ride, the Boston Tea Party and many other events that led to the founding of the United States of America, and it still retains the flavor of those colonial days.
Today this home of Harvard, B.U. and M.I.T. has become a center for higher education and is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England".
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A statue of Paul Revere, Boston.
A few of the hundreds of grave stone inside the Copp's Hill Burying Ground in North Boston.
The Old South Meeting House (built 1729), in Boston, Massachusetts, gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773, when 5,000 colonists gathered at the Meeting House, the largest building in Boston at the time.
This is a classic sign at Fenway Park, the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox baseball club since it opened in 1912. Fenway is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use.
Boston's Quincy Market building continues to be a source of food and entertainment for Bostonians and visitors alike. It is a popular and busy lunchtime spot for downtown workers.
This is a statue of Red Auebach in the Quincy Market area of Boston. Auerbach was an American basketball coach, and as a coach his teams won nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships. As general manager and team president of the Boston Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports.
At Court & Tremont Streets (Government Center) in Boston hangs the giant tea kettle "sign" of the old Oriental Tea Company. This huge tea pot was manufactured in 1873 by a company called Hicks & Badger. The sign spent many years on the south side of Scollay Square, and was moved to varying locations in the area as buildings were torn down. The tea pot was a famous tourist attraction for many years.
Winston Churchill once called Commonwealth avenue "the most beautiful street in the world". Boston's Back Bay is steeped in history. Its streets are some of many in Boston that are lined with one of the city's most iconic architectural structures, the brownstone; this is one of the doors on that street.
Boston Common is a central public park in Boston, Massachusetts; trees and flowers are everywhere.