Monday, October 30, 2017

When the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620 arrived, they gave thanks after their arduous journey. Today, the rock can be seen by the public in Plymouth harbor. The town is small enough to see in the day, having a great deal of seafood restaurants and antique stores. I also recommend that you walk on the long breakwater in the harbor and look at the town. It is truly astonishing, then, to walk through Burial Hill cemetery and look at the sea. The view also is stunning. The sketch was from the harbor, where the rock is.

Monday, October 23, 2017

When I take the red line, I always get out at the MGH station and walk to the Back Bay -whatever the weather is. This is because I like Beacon Hill’s buildings with their brick facades and I feel as if I am walking in Europe. But, in lieu of pretty, petite French cafes, in the U.S., there is always a Starbucks on the corner. One of them is in Beacon Hill. I think that it is the prettiest, having a smaller seating area when compared to others. It is funny because I have never been inside and yet I always pass by. The sketch was from a picture taken from across the street.  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fenway Park is home to the Red Sox and there are throngs of baseball devotees who come to worship at this altar. I have never seen a game as it is too boring for me, but I admire those who love it. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB. Therefore, for tourists, it must be seen. Of course, my sister wanted to see a game while visiting me. In fact, at that time, there was a game against the Yankees! It was a truly good opportunity to understand the ambiance of the game and yet, you know, I am a student, so I can’t even cough up for nosebleed seats!

Monday, October 9, 2017

After a delicious dinner, it was time for dessert in the North End. We headed to an Italian patisserie called Bova's Bakery, family-owned and operated since 1932 by over three generations. There is such a dizzying array of desserts that you can lose your head. My favorite is creme brulee and it is my sister’s, too. They also carry a wide variety of breads. My Boston brother, MUSTA, introduced me to it. Thanks to my brother, we can taste real creme brulee. People who visit the North End have to go and get a dessert as they are not going to regret it! This sketch was from across the patisserie.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Even on my fifth visit, there was a crowd waiting in front of The Daily Catch, in the North End, which, of course, is the Italian district. This time, I went with my sister, who truly loves seafood, especially calamari. They have incredible fried calamari! Another important dish is black pasta with alfredo sauce. These dishes are mouthwatering. I have never tried their lobster, which is a little bit extravagant for me. I hope some day to do so. This quick sketch was from outside and I captured a moment with the chef, which I added at home. We were so impatient due to the savory aroma of garlic while awaiting our dishes. Keep it mind -cash only!