Boston, Massachusetts The Shining City on the HillRachel Mayle
Founded in 1650, Boston was believed to beAs Boston grew in size, so did the resistance against physically closer to God. The city served as aEngland. Boston is home of many famous American religious refugee for Puritans.events.
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Other historical facts include… Boston instated the first public subway system The first public school in the United states was opened in Boston in 1635. Boston Commons and Boston Public Garden are a couple of the oldest public gardens in the U.S. Many high profile movies have been filmed in historic downtown Boston. Films take advantage of Bostons unique blend of preserved historical architecture and modern buildings.
Boston holds a There is a city- Christmas spiritYule Ball every wide celebrationyear. The gala is city. overtakes the for new years. Breathtakingbased on the Fireworks, Christmas lightsseries “Harry dancing, drinking and extremely tallPotter”. sculptures Guests and icetrees pinewearall part dance are robes, of the decorateto magical bands fun. downtownand sip on Boston.spooky, festivedrinks.
The biggest holiday Once the snowcelebration in Boston melts and the citytakes place in the warms up, thesummer, July 4th. famous Swan BoatsEvery year the city return to the lake inholds an annual Boston Commons.“Boston Pops The boats attractFirework” show. The tourists from alleven includes headline areas.music artists, facepainting and fireworks
The Boston accent is something that isWicked- Very recognized through out the country. There are books and videos explaining how to talk in aPissa- Great Boston accent. One of the most popular tourist items in theTownie-is a bumperoriginally from Boston city Someone sticker with the words “I pahked my cah in Hahvahd yahd” on it. These words are famous for showing off the accent. Other location specific words are:
Residents do not only take pride in the accent, they are also very proud of hometown sports. No matter how great or horrible the record is Bostonians will stand up for the teams. The Celtics and Red Sox have a long, rich history. During all times of the year Boston residents take over sports bars to cheer on their teams. Boston has a strong sense of unity and tolerance. Although residents stand side by side cheering for sports, the ethnicity is diverse.
Different areas arecomprised of miniallThe tolerance ofcultures, South Boston isthings differenttraditionally made ofstrengthens themostly Irish decent, EastBoston is a that holdsbackbone popularthe city together.neighborhood for Italian-Walking throughoutAmericans, Cambridgehouses the majority ofthe city, the manyHarvard and reflectedcultures are MITstudents, and Boston’sand respected throughChinatown is the thirdlargest Chineseandshops, stores,style.community in the UnitedStates.
There are many great cities in the United States and Boston holds its place among them. Thecity was founded on the principle of tolerancefor all and still holds true to that today. There is a little something for everyone in this city, residents and tourists a like. The history is preserved and respected while the citycontinues to move forward. MIT and Harvardadd to the character and pride of Boston, while the students continue to add to the rich culture. The beauty in the landscaping andskyline, and the events from American history make Boston one of the most interesting, beautiful places to visit.
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