Saturday, November 10, 2012

Boston, Trinity Church and King's Chapel

Continuing our little walking tour of Boston... On our way to the Public Gardens and the Common, we stopped by Trinity Church on Clarendon St. to take a few photos. 
 
I wish I had taken more photos as this is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in the city. 

 I've come across some old photos online dating back to the 1800's when there were horses and carriages on the street beside the church.
 
Oh, how times have changed....

 The courtyard inside the wrought iron gate is stunning in its simplicity.
 
Looking at the courtyard, you'd think we were in an isolated location...
 
... rather than amid the hustle and bustle of Copley Square, one of Boston's busiest locations...
 
... where new, old, and even older still live harmoniously alongside each other.
 
After stopping at Trinity Church we walked through the Public Cardens and Common to visit the old Granary Burying Ground, shared in yesterday's post.
 
It was then on to King's Chapel on Tremont Street.

We were happy to find it open to the public the day we stopped by.

The King's Chapel Burial Ground, right next door dates back to 1630 and boasts Mary Chilton, the first women to step off the Mayflower as well as Elizabeth Pain, whose headstone was the inspiration for some of the passages in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" to name just a few...
 
Throughout Boston you will find wrought iron gates and fences, in every imaginable style. I find them to be so beautiful (King's Chapel Burying Ground behind fence)...
 
Ivy cascading through the lower section of the wrought iron fence at King's Chapel Burying Ground.
 
In my next post I'll share a bit of Quincy Market and Newbury Street with you.
Here's the first section if you are interested:
 
Have a beautiful Sunday, everyone!
 
Donna

5 comments:

C. M. Designs said...

Thank you again, for showing more of your tour of Boston.. It is so interesting and beautiful.. I didn't know about the first woman to walk off of the Mayflower.. I'd like to know how she felt coming to a new world..
Have a lovely Sunday.
Charlotte

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing your tour! Love visiting old churches and cemeteries and to think the church dates back to the 1600's! Love the architecture, and the wrought iron fences. It reminds me of some of the places I visited in Charleston and Savannah. They just don't design things the way they used to.

Barb said...

Thanks for your great pictures of Boston. I love history and that city is so rich in it!I do love the old cemeteries, so interesting.

Susan said...

Hi Donna! Wow! Wonderful photos! Ooooo weee. You all look like you are having a wonderful time! I love Boston, too. But the parking is so darned expensive. Yikes! It's a great city, though. Glad you are on the walking tour.

Hope you have fun the rest of the weekend.
Susan

Claudia said...

So nice to see a photo of you and of your husband, Donna! I'm glad you snuck those in there!

xo
Claudia