“The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.”
“We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.”
“The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.”
I had great designs on tackling the pictorial delights of Boston. I was hampered by a colleague hobbling on crutches, other colleagues who wanted to shop, and the fact that my employers expected us to actually attend the conference.
The hotel we stayed in was so modern, I did not know how to turn on the taps or find the light switch when we first arrived. Turns out I was not the only one who struggled with this, reference was made to it in the opening speech.
I had to go buy a Bosox cap ( so I did shop ) because the first morning I popped out of bed needing coffee and there was a Starbucks in the lobby,pulled on my wrinkled clothes from the night before and realized my hair was sticking up and I was scaring the other hotel guests. They shrank away from me in the elevator. Even the Starbucks people seemed uneasy.
Oddly enough, although I have worked nights for years, early morning has never been a problem for me. I hate afternoons. Afternoons should just be eliminated as far as I am concerned.
I got up early to take these…
We went to the market area, and while my colleagues went shopping, I took note of the street performers…
The Dancing Guys….
Straight Jacket Man…..
A few more….
Conning my colleagues into being subject matter….
The Italian District….
I hope to go back another time to Boston, and capture some of the historical stuff that I missed, and maybe to drink and chow a bit more with Mass and VC. P will have moved to a new land.
Thanks for looking and please feel free to post any recent or favorite pictures you have taken.