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January 31, 2015

BOSTON

The town was named Boston (Native Americans had called it Shawmut)after the town of the same name in England, which had been named after St. Botolph, the patron saint of fishing. Boston, first incorporated as a town in 1630, and as a city in 1822, is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. What began as a homesteading community eventually evolved into a center for social and political change. Boston has since become the economic and cultural hub of New England.
Boston is home to the nation's first public park (The Boston Commons 1640), the first public library (1653) and the first subway (1897).

Custom House Clock Tower
Boston, Massachusetts

The Custom House Tower is a 29-story skyscraper that is a masterful blending of two very discrete styles. The original building was built in 1847 in the Greek Revival style in a crucifix shape that featured 36 Doric granite columns (only 1/2 of which actually supported the structure) and which weighed some 42 tons each. Each of these columns was carved from a single piece of granite. Atop this original structure was also a magnificent dome reminiscent of the Pantheon.

Postcrossing Postcard US-959207

4 comments:

  1. Ciekawa karta bardzo mi sie podoba :)

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  2. Boston słynie także z maratonu odbywającego się od ponad stu lat na jego ulicach i sąsiadujących z nim miejscowości. Jest to najstarszy, corocznie organizowany bieg tego typu na świecie, jak również uważany za najbardziej prestiżowy maraton w Stanach. Niestety, w ub.roku w czasie trwania maratonu doszło do zamachu, w którym zginęły 3 osoby.

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  3. Ładna pocztówka, bo ta wieża w tych barwach i do tego tak rozjaśniona, wygląda zachęcająco :) A nawet trochę tak jakby stała w ogóle gdzieś indziej niż w właśnie w tym miejscu xd

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  4. Akcja jednego z moich ulubionych seriali rozgrywa się w Bostonie (mowa o Rizzoli and Isles)

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