But then today happened! My dad had meetings in the afternoon, so we took advantage of our morning together and walked on over to the Boston Public Library. We happened to stumble into a guy who asked us if we arrived for the tour of the library, and we decided to attend. The tour was fun and quite informative. I learned that the Boston Public Library was the first library that was free to the public in America, among many other things. The building is beautiful with art and murals and stunning architecture. I know where I'd like to work someday!
After the library we went to a fast food place for lunch before my dad had to go to meetings, so then it was just Mom and me off to have adventures.
|These Sauron-lights were outside the library and I must have them.|
|Me, Momsie, and Popsicle in the courtyard in the library.|
|This was the large study area in the library. I expected to see Indiana Jones or the Ghostbusters, but they were out on business.|
|The would't let me up the spiral stairs. :-(|
|This is the view from the front steps of the library. That's Trinity Church - we went in but the tour didn't work with our schedule...maybe later!|
|The most haunted-looking tree I have probably ever seen.|
|This is a sculpture inspired by the ducks that always crossed the road or something. My mom says we have a book about it; I guess I'll have to read it when I get home.|
The architecture was really fun and diverse. We didn't wander as long as we would have liked because it was really cold.
|A fun blue antiques shop amid a bunch of red-bricked buildings.|
|Did I mention it was COLD?!|
The second piece they played was Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. I always love hearing the first section called "Montagues and Capulets" and if you're not familiar with it, look it up on Youtube and imagine stomping down the halls of your castle.
|The Berklee Contemporary Orchestra. They were so fun!|
The concert ended later that we expected, so afterwards we just all went back to the hotel. There is some international figure skating tournament this weekend and it seems like everyone involved is staying here. The lobby is PACKED with girls on their laptops and phones, all using the free wifi down there.
My mom and I are going to do some major sight-seeing tomorrow, so I'll take lots more pictures and write about it tomorrow.