Saturday, July 8, 2006
I lived in Boston for almost ten years; I started out in one room in an apartment. My first real apartment was lost to urban renewal, and my second apartment was in a lovely old apartment building near The Fenway and Mass Ave. I could walk downtown and visit the Boston Common and the Public Garden and watch the swan boats. I was also within walking distance of the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, Horticultural Hall, Symphony Hall, the public library, Prudential Center, and more. I ate at the Ground Round, Ugi's (why don't I see that in the Spenser books anymore?), Casa Romero, the Far East, Brigham's, and The Mandarin Yen; and I shopped at Star Market. I visited the historical sites too, including Old Ironsides. I love Boston and New England.