30 May 2012

#90 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston's tallest buildings rise dramatically above the Back Bay's older landmarks and church steeples which were considered tall not many years ago. The 60 story John Hancock Building is at the left center and the Prudential Tower is on the right side of the picture. The midrise buildings in the center are Copley Place.


Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region.

In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the city on the Shawmut Peninsula. During the late 18th century, Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacreand the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, occurred within the city and surrounding areas. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the peninsula. After American independence was attained Boston became a major shipping port and manufacturing center, and its rich history now helps attract many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone attracting over 20 million every year. The city was the site of several firsts, including America's first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), and the first subway system in the United States (1897).

Sent on: May 26, 2012
Received on: May 29, 2012

Aitäh, Katrina !

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