32 Reasons Why I Love Boston

As we are surely aware, my beloved city of Boston suffered tragedy yesterday as [an as yet undetermined person or organization who I hope chokes on a bag of dicks] set off a few bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  Now.  I could focus on being angry and sad, but it doesn’t change what happened.  And I get the contingent of people who say, “Oh, a bomb went off in a crowded public place?  Here, that’s called “Tuesday”,” though really, people, that sort of self-righteous cynicism only adds to the outrage so until tempers cool, do us all a favor and STFU.

Until we figure out who did it and ran, I don’t feel like I’m qualified to add fuel to the socio-cultural-impact fire.  I didn’t lose a loved one or know anyone who was injured.  I just hate senseless violence and so, I am sad.

So rather than focusing on the glum and the negative (I’ll let the various investigative departments worry about that), I figured I’d look at some of the many, many reasons that Boston kicks ass.  This is in no way a comprehensive list but rather, one comprised of the photos I have handy.  You can argue about what belongs on here all you’d like and I’ll welcome it, but I maintain: it is because of things like these that Boston kicks ass.

The MFA.

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The Big Noodle.

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This.

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This staircase.

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This guy.

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Cuervo Games.

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The Feast of St. Joseph.

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This street performer.

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And this one.

Feasting at The Green Dragon.

356And live music at The Black Rose.

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The T.

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The Citgo sign.

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This harbor tour boat.

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Boston Harbor at night.

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Rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park.

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Ducklings.

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Donkeys.

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One badass dude on a horse.

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This lady.

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Faneuil Hall.

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The Sam Adams Brewery Tour.

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The Hancock Building.

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The surreally beautiful Public Garden.

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The North End.

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The Mary Baker Eddy Library.

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This.

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Eric Clapton’s boat.

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World’s saddest snowman.

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Whale watches.

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The wall of saints.

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The skyline at sunset.

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6 responses to 32 Reasons Why I Love Boston

  1. hazeldazel

    forgot to say Newbury Street was my favorite part. Such a cool mishmash of stuff…

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