What a fun week and a half it’s been exploring Boston for my #jo304 scavenger hunt. I grew up outside of Boston and I go to school in Boston, but I am still learning and exploring new parts of the city every day. Boston has so much to offer and I’m proud to call this place my home. There’s a never a dull moment in “Beantown” and that statement was true throughout the past 11 days while I adventured around my favorite place… I hope you enjoy what I found!
- City Snapshot – I was visiting my dad, who works in the South End, and I walked past a bridge with this view of the city. I put my camera through the fence and captured this image of the two most iconic buildings in Boston. Taken on Tremont Street.
2. Food/Drink – I wandered around Chinatown in search of some good Chinese food. It took me a while but I finally found Peach Farm Chinese Food. It was a hole-in-the-wall. Large portions, fast service, and reasonable prices. Taken at 4 Tyler Street.
3. Person on the street – I talked to Eric Getzoff, 25, of New York City about what he enjoys about Boston. Unlike NYC, he likes how Boston is easily accessible. Taken on Bay State Road.
4. Student on the street – Jack VanSchoick loves how Boston is a melting pot. He loves the diversity. Taken on the COM Lawn.
5. Academic Excellence – In the lobby of the Boston University School of Theology Building, they had their mission statements hung up on the wall – Engaging the world, redefining theological education, working in the community, and learning in context. Taken at 745 Commonwealth Ave.
6. Weather – Last Thursday was one of the nicest days we’ve had all winter here in New England and people took advantage of it. The bike/running trail near the Esplanade was filled with bikers and runners. I only caught two at a time but I swear there were more! Taken on Snapchat near the Esplanade.
7. Scenic Spot – The walk from East Campus to West Campus along the Charles River during sunset is one my favorite parts of Boston. Here’s a picture from my walk the other night. A colorful sunset with the city skyline in the background. Taken on Snapchat near Bay State Road.
8. Sports Talk – I had the chance to talk to former Red Sox player and current sports radio host Lou Merloni of WEEI. We talked ALL Boston sports. Lou is not only excited for the Red Sox season, but he says the Patriots dynasty doesn’t take a hit despite the loss to the Eagles in the Super Bowl. Taken on Snapchat at the Stockyard Restaurant.
9. Fashion Shot – I saw the stylish Tyler Blint-Welsh, 20, of Northeastern University and I had to ask him about his fashion choice. He’s from New York City and credits his hometown for how he dresses. Taken on Snapchat at 1 Exchange Place.
10. Olympic Moment – Liam O’Brien (COM ’20) discussed his favorite events at the Olympics (spoiler alert: curling and snowboarding) and where he watches those events (hint: it’s not on television). Taken at 1 Exchange Place.
11. Off the Beaten Path – I have been here so many times before but I HAD to make a stop at Regina Pizzeria in the North End. It’s not on Hanover Street or Salem Street (the two main streets in the North End). Instead, it involves walking down the narrow cobbled streets of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, it doesn’t make the lines shorter. The lines and the walk are worth it though. Taken on Snapchat at Thacher Street.
12. Freestyle – Boston is known for its sports. In the Government Center Plaza, just a couple of blocks away from where he played at the Boston Garden (now TD Garden) is a statue of Celtics legend Bill Russell. He is a pure-winner… and that’s putting it lightly. Taken on Instagram at Government Center.
Favorites – It looked like my classmates had a great time on their scavenger hunts as well. It was hard to narrow down my favorites, but here are three tweets that stood out to me.
- Really cool use of the time lapse by Morgan Cheung. And an awesome view!
2. As a Red Sox fan myself I love what Bertha and Issac are saying about the team. Thanks to Kyler Sumter for the photo.
3. El Pelon does Mexican food right and I’m jealous Yasmine Ghanem went there.
- I replied to Rickie Houston’s tweet about T Anthony’s Pizza because that’s one of my favorite slices.
2. I also replied to Pamela Fourtounis’ tweet about Patriot haters because I can’t stand them…
3. Finally, I had to give Laura Guerriero a shout out because late night pics of Boston are so cool.
Boston is the best… Thanks for stopping by!