Thursday, September 6, 2012

Boston Monday

Boston Monday included Mt. Auburn Cemetery, the first cemetery in the country designed by a landscape architect (my boyfriend, Olmstead).  To say that it was beautiful would be a profound understatement.  I could have spent the whole day there.

But we pressed forward, into Boston.  We found fortunate parking, right on the water, and just started wandering.  We wandered long enough and far enough to need slurpiees, see a bum-fight, find a splash fountain, locate a mall, and almost make Tyson miss his train home.  Luckily he caught it.  We were less lucky with some clam chowder in a bread bowl, but, I figure, this is Boston: the perfect clam chowder will find us.


  1. Olmstead! I I work for a landscape architect (who happens to be my dad). Have you or James read The Devil in the White City??? It's absolutely fascinating, and spotlights Olmstead while telling the story of a real-life serial killer and the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

  2. Hells yeah we have. That's how I came to love him. Well, that's not true. Mostly, I love him because he designed Prospect Park (though he designed Central Park first, Prospect is more suited to his aesthetic), and Prospect Park is my one true love in this life. Long story short, I love him.

    Also, I love that book.