Local Heart, Global Soul

December 30, 2009

Boston’s Quincy Market… up, down, and surrounds…

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY,UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch )

Yep, I’m still in Quincy Market… (any Foodie worth their salt could spend waaaay too much time here quite easily mind you) The littlest kids are tired because it’s hot and they are sick of walking, so they are happy to take a seat and munch on their lunch for a little while.

We have ajourned to the “gallery” part of the  Market, it’s upstairs in the centre of the building and whilst there is a seating area downstairs too, we found that to be very busy and so it was a nice discovery that just up the stairs where were tables fee, less noise and bustle and a chance to watch the world go by, below.

The building itself is steeped in history too… in the early 1800’s, Bostonians needed more land for a new and larger market, so they filled in the harbour, pushing back the waterfront to where it is today.

I have no idea if the signs on the walls reflect former tenants of this building in days gone by,or not….  but certainly they add to the atmosphere and the dome provides light and a good sense of space.

Let’s take a look around…

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

..and the centre of the building  is topped by a large dome…

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

The marketplace expanded to include the New Quincy Market building and became the hub of New England commerce in 1826 in response to Boston’s rapid growth. The building itself is steeped in history too… in the early 1800’s, Bostonians needed more land for a new and larger market, so they filled in the harbour, pushing back the waterfront to where it is today.

The marketplace expanded to include the New Quincy Market building and became the hub of New England commerce in 1826 in response to Boston’s rapid growth.

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

The Quincy Market is arranged in several levels, inside you have the main food hall, directly outside there is a kind of porch arrangement, with also some entrances to a basement level for some shops under the Market building,  the Porch style area is a covered area where there are barrows selling souvenirs and outside the covered porch there are more traders dotted around in the pedestrian area, in kiosks, more barrows etc

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

The Quincy Market is arranged in several levels, inside you have the main food hall, directly outside there is a kind of porch arrangement, with also some entrances to a basement level for some shops under the Market building…

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

….the Porch style area is a covered area where there are barrows selling souvenirs and outside the covered porch there are more traders dotted around in the pedestrian area, in kiosks, more barrows etc.

Mr. –“I-loooove-wheels”-Four was rather taken by this barrow…. ( funny that!)

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

Then we are drawn to a  stall with toys and are all captivated for a while by this little plane that speeds around the track.  Nooo kids, we don’t have room in the bags for it.

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

Bye Bye for now Quincy Market…  but rest assured, I will be back !

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

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