New England USA ~ Boston

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Sunday 06 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Before marriage, after school, before settling down, and about a third way through my travels ‘when I were a lad’…. and I was here in Boston, home of the Red Sox, Cheers bar and a sprinkling of my American cousins.

Yes, this is the start of another mini series from yesteryear, or blast from the past. I’ve been having another dig through that box of old prints I have, back from the decade of big hair and bad dress sense, ergo the 1980s. And it’s Boston where we kick off the series from New England, USA.

At that time, I had four delightful cousins living in various states up that way. I still have those same cousins, each are still delightful I might add, but have since moved around the continent to a greater or lesser degree. But back then, I managed to see a bit of that part of the world, staying with each of them, travelling around, borrowing cars and motorbikes, as well as a few family trips to all sorts of places.   

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Boston…

It’s the capital and primary city of the state of Massachusetts. I’m no city person it has to be said, but… I loved this city, especially in late summer which is when I arrived there. It’s a vibrant metropolis that, for a youngling such as I was back then, was right up my street when it came to bars, eateries, and the many other attractions Boston had to offer this young Brit.

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With plenty of history, this is a pretty interesting place to wander about as a tourist, and had I been in possession of a digital camera back then, and not had to fork out for buying film and developing prints, I can imaging having a few hundred snaps to share, not the meagrely few that I actually do.

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Anyone remember the tale about my birthday over there… well the following snaps were taken on that very day, and from the top of the impressively tall tower that I mentioned in that story. Thankfully the images are clearer than I suspect my eyesight was at that point, having sampled a few Long Island Ice Teas by then… 😕

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And how did that post go, oh yes….

Like every youthful hot-blooded wanna be stud-muppet, of course, back in the day when my hair was longer than my ears, I would certainly try to make the moves, walk the walk and talk the talk.. however….

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I spent an extraordinary amount of time just people watching in the city. Like most of the east coast cities, life moves at a fair crack, so there is always stuff happening which, to a lonesome young lad on his travels, is mind fodder to say the least.

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Parks….. now that is one thing I remember very well. They were spectacular, and and I said earlier, having spent much time there in summer and into autumn, it was a great time to spend days wandering the parks, lazing around on the grass and gawking at the passing scenery 😉

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P.S.:  As with all these ‘blast from the past’ series, please note, and excuse, the quality of the images. All are scans of low quality 6″x4″ (15x10cm) prints that were stored away in an attic for a long time.

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Other ‘blasts from the past’ include series on:

TUNISIA

HAWAIIAN ADVENTURES

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22 thoughts on “New England USA ~ Boston

  1. […] – I spent a few weeks lurking there way back […]

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  2. […] in New England in the northwest United States. So far we’ve had some snaps from downtown Boston, then a day of whale watching, some residential palatial palaces, and then a weekend seeing how […]

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  3. […] tour of New England from the ’80s continues: After downtown Boston, Massachusetts, and then whale watching, a look at some palatial palaces, and then seeing how […]

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  4. Kiki says:

    As I’ve been to Boston for the first time this month and took similar pictures, it’s quite fun to see your retrospective now!

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  5. […] 1980′s New England, in America’s north-east. The first was based in and around downtown Boston, Massachusetts, and then it was whale watching and last time a peek at some rather palatial […]

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  6. lindasblogs says:

    I really like the old quality to these pictures. Saw Boston for the first time last April and liked how they preserve their history. Very impressive. Great that you got to experience it.

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  7. […] third about New England in America’s north-east. We started off with some shots of downtown Boston in the state of Massachusetts, and then last time we went off for a spot of whale […]

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  8. […] the last post were some shots of downtown Boston in the state of Massachusetts, and in this post we head due east… off the coast to do a spot […]

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  9. My son’s hometown, I can only love this post. Thank you for the great photos and words about a gorgeous city.

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  10. dayphoto says:

    THAT CRAB!!!! Could give a sensitive soul the willies!

    Boston is stunning! I doubt if I ever see it so seeing it here is a real treat!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  11. I wanna see a picture of you with your big hair and a bad-dress-sense outfit!

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  12. pinkpodster says:

    It was my favorite place to live when I was a kid.

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  13. Peter S says:

    I’m from Boston, you’ve reminded me of that huge crab, I had forgotten about that. It kind of looked like a burger on a sesame seed bun with legs!

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