Posts Tagged ‘Charlestown’

Bunker Hill Monument

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

The Bunker Hill Monument is one of the distinguishing features of the Boston skyline, and we got several great views of it as we drove around Charlestown this afternoon.

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Charlestown sunset

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

The USS Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel, and it’s parked right near our friend’s apartment in Charlestown. They set off a cannon every day at 8am and at sunset, so we went up on to the roof to watch the last moments of a bright pink sunset (with the Bunker Hill Monument on the left), then watch as boats of full of tourists arrived for the USS Constitution‘s daily ritual.

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Some landmarks in this photo: Old North Church (the white steeple on the far left), the Hancock Tower (the bluish squarish building in the middle), The USS Constitution and the Zakim bridge on the far right

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Lightning and Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

We were treated to an incredible display of lights from a Charlestown roofdeck on the Fourth of July … city lights reflected in the harbor, fireworks over the city and a phenomenal lightening storm! The North End’s fireworks were pretty great, but we got to see Boston’s famous fireworks spectacular right above Old Ironsides, the USS Constitution. Phenomenal view …

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