Visiting Boston’s South End neighborhood is one of my favorite weekend activities. My friend Holly and I have brunch at Gaslight—delicious food and that early twentieth century vibe that warms my heart—then walk over to the SoWa Markets to see what’s new…or old as the case may be!
And no matter the weather, I enjoy strolling the streets, taking in the beautiful architecture and generally enjoying the fact that I live in this great city!
Here are some of the sites from this Sunday’s stroll…
Regardless of the weather, Union Park is a must for me. It was an unseasonably warm day in January, which was nice, but I kind of missed the “winter white” look!
I didn’t think to snap the actual park (sorry) but here’s the lay of the land, in another season, courtesy of Google Earth:
I adore the wrought iron railings along the row…but I need to have a word with the people who decided white was the way to go for their property.
There are several fun home décor shops in the neighborhood, and Hudson is a favorite of mine. They offer traditional with a twist.
And I just adore the back wall of the shop: former windows filled with my favorite thing, books!
One of the things that drew me to Boston, something I see all the time here, are buildings that have been adapted for a new use. I saw the Boston Penny Savings Bank as a work-in-progress many years ago on a visit:
And here it is today!
The canine residents of the South End are typically out in full force, and occasionally we see a feline—so sweet!
Do you have a favorite place to walk, city or country? Tell us in the comments below!