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Boston is a very cool city. It has the vibe of New York City but it breathes the pleasant relaxedness of a smaller town. I had visited Boston in March 2010 (see here) and always wanted to go back and see it a bit later in the season. With my parents visiting this was the perfect moment.
We, very luxuriously, drove into the city and parked in one of the public parking garages. Just a self park, not like in Manhattan a mandatory attendant parking. And off we went, walking the famous Freedom Trail, the 4-km (2.5-mile) long historic trail marked by red bricks in the pavement, along all kinds of historic and interesting features of Boston and Boston's landmarks that played a role in the independence.
Midway the trail my parents, thousands of miles from home, in a far city, managed to bump into some of their friends, Mieke and Jan. Those are the perks of visiting a smaller city... ;)
Mieke and Jan accompanied us to Charlestown where we visited the 67-meter (221-ft) high Bunker Hill Monument. This monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, one of the first battles between the British and American troops, which so-called took place at this hill on June 17, 1775. The name of the battle was actually a mistake since it took mainly place on Breed's Hill. The monument is actually the second in row, a wooden predecessor was replaced by the actual granite monument, dedicated in 1843. In order to raise enough funding for the construction the committee that built the monument had to sell the bigger part of the hill, except for the summit.
My dad, Jan, and I walked up the 294 steps to the tip of the monument and enjoyed the view.
After our return to the ground floor we headed back to sea level where we took the ferry back to Boston. Here we walked to the Charles River Esplanade Park and enjoyed the views on the Charles River, from the very same bench that is depicted in Wikipedia (see here).
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