Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Apparently, Boston was founded today in in 1630. Happy Anniversary old girl.

"Old Boston with its zigzag streets and multitudinous angles, (crush up a sheet of letter-paper in your hand, throw it down, stamp it flat, and that is a map of old Boston) — new Boston with its miles upon miles of large and costly houses — Beacon street, Commonwealth avenue, and a hundred others. [...] The New England metropolis of to-day may be described as sunny, (there is something else that makes warmth, mastering even winds and meteorologies, though those are not to be sneez'd at,) joyous, receptive, full of ardor, sparkle, a certain element of yearning, magnificently tolerant, yet not to be fool'd; fond of good eating and drinking [...]."

~ Walt Whitman, Specimen Days

And that's why I love my town.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee (preferably from the Copley Square coffee coffee guy).


nRT said...

Hi PB, i love to read history of Bean Town. I didn't know that Boston was founded in 1630 on Sept 17th. Ben Affleck's movie "The Town" just came out. I can't wait to see it, i love to watch movies with our city's scenery.
Once a Bostonian always a Bostonian, we are a dedicated bunch.
take care

Hermes said...

Huh. 1630. Not sure of the day, but also the year the Pope declared Gallileo's writings as heretical. Interesting year. Happy Anny Boston.

Gay Soldier's Husband said...

Walt! *sigh*