Arriving in Boston...

Sailing over the ocean BLUE into the Boston Harbor...

Docking in the Charlestown area of Boston...

Near the neighboring Navy Shipyard... where the USS Constitution aka Old Ironside and the USS Cassin Young are docked... Once used by the Navy... now METAMORPHOSED into MUSEUMS...

My boys LOVED the Navy Yard (downtown Boston in the background) and being able to climb anchors...The USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the Constitution of the United States of America by President George Washington, she is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat in the world.[Note 1] Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed these frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than the standard frigates of the period. Built in Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt's shipyard, her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War. (via Wikipedia... read more here)...Another Ship to tour is the... USS Cassin Young (DD-793), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was a ship of the United States Navy named for Captain Cassin Young (1894-1942), who was awarded the Medal of Honor after Pearl Harbor and killed in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. (via Wikipedia... read more here) ...

Hubby in yellow shirt... note matching shirts of my two boys from anchor photo... excited to get on the ship!!!

A couple other points of interest around Charlestown noteable according to hubby too...

1. The Bunker Hill Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill. The 221 foot (67 m) granite obelisk was erected between 1827 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts with granite from Quincy, Massachusetts, conveyed to the site via the Granite Railway, built specially for that purpose, followed by a trip by barge. There are 294 steps to the top. (via Wikipedia... read more here)

HUBBY walked up to the top and then back down and was SORE for DAYS!!!

2. The Warren Tavern... the oldest tavern in Massachusetts...

HUBBY and Paul Revere liked this place!I LOVE all the architecture...

I hope you ENJOYED a little bit of Charlestown... there is sooooo much to see wandering around this part of the Freedom Trail and Paul Revere's famous ride! NOW... Be sure to visit more BLUE posts via Blue Monday posts over at Smiling Sal's and METAMORPHOSIS posts via Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's!!!

OOOOH and COUTURE CARRIE is GIVING AWAY Fifi Flowers frameable notecards on her Monday post!

Congratulations to Jane T of AtticMag... Winners of an ORIGINAL PARIS PAINTING... YOU too can keep Paris in your heart via a Fifi painting!!! Email moi for more details... we will SURPRISE everyone during the week with YOUR PRIZE PAINTING! Paris in Boston this week... why not... Paris NEVER leaves my heart!

Come along this week and explore Boston!
Tuesday... Traveling in the City on the Freedom Trail!
Wednesday... Outdoors in the Boston Common!
Thursday... A Tablescapes party on a Boston rooftop!
Friday... Fashionable Boston... and a GIVEAWAY!... Is anyone tired of my giveaways yet?

ANY BOSTON bloggers who would like to chime in... Also NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND, MAINE, DC bloggers PLEASE CONTACT moi!

See you tomorrow in another part of Boston!

The first 3 and the last 3 photos are via Wikipedia and Google Image Search of Charlestown... other photos are taken my Fifi Flowers.

44 comments:

Boo-Bah said...

These are wonderful pictures. I loved the one of the tavern. such beautiful skies behind it.

Iris

FrenchBlue said...

Fifiness~
Boston stole my heart one day...there is so much soul there. As always, I love your paintings and all your pictures on this post!
xo's

Joyce said...

I have only been to Boston once a few years back and loved it! Thanks for the memories. xoxo

Mary said...

Great pictures of so many interesting places...I would love to visit Boston some day! Isn't that where the Cheers bar is?
Mary

D said...

Hi, Fifi,
I loved the tour. I have never been to MA before. Is the tavern open for tours? Can't wait for the rest of the tours. :)
D

Barb said...

Beautiful pics and yes, I enjoyed the little tour of Boston.
Thanks

blessings,
Barbara jean

The Curious Cat said...

ah my childhood home...off to Boston and Concord and Carlisle soon - this October...can't wait!!! xxx

Becky K. said...

It looks like an interesting week coming up here at your pretty blog.

I love history.

Have a great day!

Becky K.

Barbara said...

Fif, I have never been to Boston, so thanks for taking me along on your trip.

Your boys are darling.
Be safe.

Barbara

Laura said...

What a wonderful adventure ! Your photos are great and I look forward to reading more about your trip this week,

Laura

Jane T. said...

G A S P ~ ! !

I Won? MOI ??!!

Oooh Ms. Fifi you have made my day/week/month AND Year for I have never won ANYthing before :-D

And perhaps my painting will have a sexy frenchman just for moi? I am utterly giddy at the thought~!

jeanne said...

Fifi, I love your interesting post today with your gorgeous photos. I especially love the history too. The photo of your son climbing the anchor is great. I know you had a wonderful time.

Hugs,Jeanne

SmilingSally said...

I'm sorry that the skies were not so blue for Fifi, but the husband and children look happy. Thanks for sharing your blues. Happy Blue Monday.

Elizabeth said...

I wish I had known you were going to be here, we could have met up. My nephews love going to the Navy Yard, also!

Jacqueline said...

Perhaps, being British, I shouldn't comment on this post...The Boston Tea Party !!!!!! He He.
We've traveled extensively in the U.S but have never been to Boston but after seeing your pictures, would love to go....many of my friends have been as it is a very popular destination for British travelers so, hopefully I will get to see it, one day, XXXX

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow this was wonderful. So interesting they took a shipyard and turned it into musuems.. my grandson and daughter would love this... Happy MM... hugs ~lynne~

The Consummate Hostess said...

Great photographs of the charming city of Boston. Sounds like y'all had a wonderful time!

Knitty said...

I'm guessing any or all of these could be inspirations for your paintings. :)

Happy Blue Monday!

Claudia said...

I lived in Boston and Cambridge for 5 years. I absolutely loved it there and would go back in a second!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I have NEVER been to Boston, can you believe it?! It looks positively charming & beautiful. I always know you can make a city shine! Have a great week!

Mary said...

What a wonderful tour. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love museums - indoors or out - so I know I'd enjoy the ships. It looks like a lovely town in which to take a stroll. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling! What a beautiful family you have!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. The contest is up ~ thanks :)

Debra from Bungalow said...

Hi Fifi, welcome home! looking forward to more pix of Boston.

Great looking family!

kbbryant said...

It has been so long since I have been to Boston, your post makes me want to visit again. Lovely blue skies.

Kathy b

Sarah said...

Fifi, love seeing photos from your travels. Thanks for sharing this lovely Blue Monday post! Hope to see you at my place for a Blue Rooster Monday. ~ Hyacinth

http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

Shelia said...

Hi Fifiness! Oh, I loved all the prett pictures. We've been to Boston and thought it was one of the hardest places to drive in. We couldn't get anywhere we wanted to go. Next time, we're going to take a tour bus!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bonnie said...

It's never crossed my mind to visit Boston before...maybe I should!

Thanks for the tour!

Bonnie

Cheri Peoples said...

I can't wait to see what you paint.

I hope you will come over and check out this weeks Knock off and I bet you have some things you could post to the KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT Party.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

ButterYum said...

Such lovely photos!!

{tig} said...

fun photos! looks like you're having a great time!

xo

claudie said...

Fifi you sure get around lol
I love Boston. I was there once and would love to go again... but N.Y. is calling.. going for 4 days with my girlfriend from B.C. and hubby. Can't wait
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie
xo

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a gorgeous moment with your loveones, Fiffi.

They really look so happy. Glad that you stroll in your vacation.

Cheers for the day, girl!
xoxo

nicolette said...

I guess I'm not the only one who forget about Boston. Would definitely love to pay it a visit.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Ah, your close to home now. How cool! Well, we lived in Boston, my husband still works there..., but now we reside by the sea an hour south.

Morning T said...

Your photos are fabulous, can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week. I love Boston and all things New England!

cindy said...

i'm looking forward to more of your wonderful tour!

darnold23 said...

Thanks for the tour. I would love to visit. I hope you will join me at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com for Crock Pot Wednesday. Mr. Linky will be up on Tuesday for your link. Thanks for posting.

Pam Kersting said...

Oh, what a fabulous trip you are having! It's so exciting to go along with you and your adventures! Thanks for bringing us!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fifi,

I loved your Boston photos, of your trip. Looks like you all had a great time.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

A World in a PAN said...

I enjoyed touring Boston with you!

Renae said...

I have only been to Boston once and I love the architecture as well. Fun seeing your boys when they were so small!
Thanks for the fun tour!
xo

Linda Merrill said...

When were you here? Are you here now??? Am enjoying your tour. While I live in Mass and lived in Boston for several years, I never did the full Freedom trail or went on the Constitution. I did live on Beacon Hill and also the North End - those are both great neighborhoods. Have fun!!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks so much for the tour of Boston. I have never been there and enjoyed the pictures very much.

Carey said...

Those old ships are amazing!

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