Photography, Travel

The North End

Have you ever been in a city and visited just one neighborhood and felt like you’ve found your place in the world? If you haven’t, I highly suggest you get out there and go find it now.

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For me, it’s Boston’s North End. I first explored the North End after a long road trip from NJ to Boston so maybe it was the freedom to stretch my legs that won me over but as I walked along the water and as the sun set and reflected across buildings, I became smitten.

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The North End is Boston’s oldest residential neighborhood. It is also Boston’s equivalent of Little Italy. Fine Italian restaurants, cafes, and pizzerias make for some amazing eats. The summers are filled with festivals. And there’s history. The Freedom Trail, Paul Revere’s House, and the USS Constitution which is the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat, are all worth a visit.

My favorite memory of the North End is sitting at a table facing the street, with a glass of wine and a slice of pizza. It was cozy and a peaceful feeling.

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Good food and history? I really can’t ask for more. (Do you see a pattern in what I look for when I travel?)

I’m not one to collect souvenirs but I’m a sucker for local cookbooks. I picked up a North End cookbook because sometimes you just want a taste of your favorite place when you’re home.

What do you collect from your travels?

B.

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