Once upon a time, where horses were swarming, instead of cars and buildings taking up space, and where the environment was greener than now, there was a place which today we call the Shawmut peninsula. Today, perhaps, many do not know how Beacon Hill and the State House were brought about, but it is recognizable that there is a slope behind it. There was a real hill before people began to dig it up to fill out what would become the Back Bay. Regardless, this sketch is a view of the State House -today’s Boston- from MGH. It is apparent that everywhere there are buildings. Fortunately, Bostonians have many pleasant parks, such as Boston Common and the Public Gardens.