Photoshop World 2009: Walking the Freedom Trail

Hey guys! Chris and I walked the "Freedom Trail" today in Boston. This was (in total) about a 12 mile hike all around the city of Boston which showcased some of America's most famous sites. The trail is laid out for visitors by a brick / red line that runs throughout the city. So, if you're interested in seeing the sites, just follow the trail and it will lead you to each point of interest. We started out at the Statehouse, and followed the trail to the cemetery where Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Benjamin Franklin were buried. We walked through Little Italy and found the Old North Church of (one if by land, two if by sea) fame. We then crossed the river bridge over to Charlestown where we saw the U.S.S. Constitution (a.k.a. "Old Ironsides") as well as the Bunker Hill Memorial. There's lots to see along the way, but those were by far the most interesting. The museum at the Naval Yard is open and free to the public, but the tours of the actual U.S.S. Constitution were closed, and it looked like it was only open during the warmer months. It's worth the long walk just to climb the 294 steps up to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument. The views were amazing! We found a whole bunch of great things to photograph along the way, and of course, many great restaurants to try out. Little Italy has a lot of character and is definitely a place we'll be revisiting on this trip. If you would like a guided tour of the Freedom Trail, stop by Boston Commons (kinda like the Central Park of Boston) and see when the next one is leaving the visitor center. We saw 4-5 groups at one point. It's kinda "tour-isty" but hey, if you don't know the history, it's a great way to develop your appreciation for how much has happened in this city.