Sunday, February 21, 2010

Old State House

This is one of my favorite scenes of Boston, the Old State House viewed from Court Street. It was my very first post on this blog almost three years ago. For history buffs, The Boston Massacre took place in front of the balcony and the original site is marked by a cobblestone circle in the square.

This is my first entry for the Scenic Sunday photo meme. You can see other great scenery photographs by visiting the home of Scenic Sunday.

22 comments:

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Remarkable contrast in architecture, and an interesting historical footnote. I need to visit Boston with an eye to history before I get too old. Nice post, thanks.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

You can see the difference between the old buildings and the modern towers. I've always liked the old ones best - they had style and detail which is lacking in today's buildings.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Hilda said...

What an interesting and fantastic mix of architecture! Love it, especially since I like both old buildings and modern glass towers almost equally.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very nice contrast with the super mordern building on the background!
God bless you!
Cezar

cieldequimper said...

I love this view too, how old and new blend in harmoniously. Hard to imagine what it was like back then though.

Greyscale Territory said...

Impressive cluster of buildings with lovely varied textures enhanced by the beautiful fall of light!

lewi14 said...

Wow, what a great contrast! Very nice photo.

John said...

Great old building in a modern setting. As a Brit I'll have to take a rain check on 'massacre'.

Irina said...

Great that these different age buildings can be friendly together. Great image.

brattcat said...

Such a perfect composition.

cat said...

What a fantastic contrast between the old State House and the sky scraper behind it.
Your composition is great:)

jennyfreckles said...

The old building looks so tiny - like a toy model - against the skyscrapers.

amatamari© said...

Is impressive to see the Old State House surrounded by skyscrapers and remember one of the most important moments in American history ...
Magnificent photo, thanks for the wonderful post!
:-)

ProdigalWife said...

Love the juxtaposition of old and new. The Old State House is so small in comparison, but it has the most personality, don't you think?

Corker2 said...

Like I had stated before. This is another place that I'd like to see in Boston when-ever I'd get there. There is so much History there to see. Another place is just where the Boston Tea Party took place. I just love snoopin' around in Historical places!

Youth_in_Asia said...

Awesome shot. I rarely see this perspective. Usually One Boston Place is the Backdrop. I like this better.

Mirela said...

If I were the building, I'd be terrified - it seems so minute against the huge modern high-rises....

Linnea W said...

I remember this building from when I took a walking tour of downtown Boston! You've captured it beautifully with the sunlight on it. Thankfully it was never destroyed or torn down! Thanks for stopping by at mine. Enjoy the week.

Irene said...

What a contrast in architecture! Great image!

Lois said...

I love the contrast! Nice shot.

Tash said...

It's a scene of Boston that's always in my mind - I loved early buildings against the later ones against the modern ones. So lovely and I always like the way you have people in your scenic shots.

Katie said...

I really like this shot~ The light is so pretty.