16.12.12

Boston : a whirlwind visit

En route from Nashville to New York, we stopped in Boston for a day to catch up with close friends that have been living abroad for many years. Chris and Diana are one of the most intelligent couples we know, so it's no surprise that they've found themselves in one of the worlds most prestigious academic hubs.

We arrived on a chilly November evening and were welcomed into their cozy apartment, where we were offered warm mulled cider and the pure comfort of homemade spaghetti bolognese.

Diana spent the next morning playing tour guide as she led us through the Harvard campus filling us in on some of the university's 376 years of history. We then journeyed across town to meet Chris for a coffee and wander through the grounds of M.I.T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), where Chris has been working for the past three years.

We spent the rest of the day strolling through parks and down gorgeous cobblestone streets before making our way to a quirky little seafood restaurant (deserving of it's own post all together!), where we filled up on fried clams, lobster rolls and fish and chips. That evening, we sat in the lounge room watching the presidential election news coverage and chatting about polotics (of course!), work, travel, babies and future plans. It was a memorable and enjoyable whirlwind visit - there's nothing like visiting friends and listening to stories of overseas adventures.

P.S - It might look a little out of place, but I just had to include the spider house! It was just after halloween and this was some seriously impressive festive decorating!

7 comments :

  1. Divine autumnal colours Claire!

    rachel xo

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  2. I'd give anything to be able to roll around in scrunching autumn leaves like those. Aren't old friendships beautiful how you can seem to catch up where you left off? Such lovely images and that seafood restaurant sounds divine. HOpe your week is grand :) x

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  3. I am glad you liked Boston! It's always one of my favorites to visit. It has a special feel to it. I love hearing about your American adventures and I am happy that they were fond memories and stories!

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  4. The spider house looks amazing!! :)
    Your pictures are very pretty - they really give the impression that Boston is totally worth the visit! I hope I'll be able to go someday.

    Also, I totally love your outfit.
    Have a great Sunday.

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  5. Oh, you're making me miss my old stomping grounds. Boston is such a lovely city to visit (and to live in). That spider house is something else! Enjoying "seeing" your trip.

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  6. Oh wow those photos make me miss home...I grew up just outside Boston and spent my teenaged years in and around the city.
    Aren't American universities amazing...the architecture and the history and the tradition...and of course the academics!

    Thank you for sharing your photos...they are, as always, stunning.

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  7. Oh, this makes me so homesick! I miss good autumns like that so much now that I'm living abroad. It just doesn't feel the same without the colors changing!

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