Local Heart, Global Soul

December 28, 2009

Old and New Boston… Faneuil Hall.

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY,UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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We are visiting Boston, Massachusetts, and looking around the center of the city.

Faneuil Hall is an impressive building that was constructed in 1742 by Peter Faneuil as a meeting place and as Boston’s central market place for crops and livestock.

It’s provided a forum for public debate in Boston and during the Revolutionary era it was the seat of local government.

On the second floor, members discussed issues of the day.

The ground floor below has housed a market place for over 250 years.

Charles Bulfinch, the well known Boston architect, expanded Faneuil Hall in 1805-06 and his most dramatic contribution was the Great Hall, designed to accommodate public meetings, ceremonies and special events.

The Hall continues to be actively used today.

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(photo © kiwidutch)

There are also maps depicting “Old” and “ New”Boston….

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(photo © kiwidutch)

I love architectural detail and find plenty of it here to delight the eye…

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(photo © kiwidutch)

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