Walking in Boston – Rose Kennedy Greenway in May

Tuesday, May 10th was a beautiful sunny, warm day in Boston. (A welcomed change from the weeks of rain we’ve been having out here.)

I realized I had 2 networking events in the same building a few hours apart from each other – so I decided I’d spend time walking and enjoying the weather!

The day started out with a Women in Development (Fundraising) of Greater Boston meeting in the Nonprofit Center, near South Station.

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After that meeting, I headed to the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

First, I sat on a chair on one of the lawns reading a book.

When I finished the book, I continued walking.

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This is one of my favorite pieces of public art on the Greenway.

It’s motion sensitive and releases steam/changes the light pattern when you walk close to it.

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Kids were having a blast running through this fountain on the warm day. 

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The zodiac sculpture surrounding the fountain is new this year, and the animal faces are beautiful.

Next, I headed to the New England Aquarium, to watch the seals in their outdoor tank. (It’s is free to view.)

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I laughed when I saw that I caught this unintentional selfie when I tried to get a photo of the seals.

The gray the right side is the seal I was trying to take a photo of.

There’s also a seal near my head on the left side of the photo.

I walked to the carousel on the Greenway, and thought about riding it – but I decided instead to come back on a day I wasn’t wearing a dress to ride it.

Then, I walked to Faneuil Hall and took a selfie with the fruit tree (below) to save on my phone for future free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts.

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By then, it was time to head back to the Nonprofit Center for a Communications Network Boston meeting on “Lessons Learned from the Olympic Bid”. That event was so interesting, that I plan to write a separate post just on that.

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Representatives both for and against bringing the Olympic Games to Boston

I ended the day taking the T back to Quincy to attend a Friends of the Thomas Crane Library meeting.

I should have worn sunscreen because I got sunburned. (Note to self, buy a small bottle of sunscreen to keep in your purse to keep from getting caught without it again.)

I had a great day though, feeling like a tourist in my own city – between some very interesting events.

I’m glad the weather cooperated to allow such an enjoyable walk.

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