The Esplanade along the Charles River is a great place to stroll, jog, bike, sail or take in a movie or show at the Hatch Shell. It is a bit quieter now that fall and cooler temperatures have arrived.
Since returning to school, my daily exercise has involved more hiking outside than going to the gym. I still try to hit the gym a couple of days a week, but it’s twenty minutes away compared to local trails only a few minutes up the road. Most days now, I am hiking on these trails. I think part of it comes from having really enjoyed exercising outside while I was living away this past summer. I miss taking walks in the park in El Salvador and looking at the volcano, but this is pretty special also.
These images were made last week at Hancock Shaker Village in Western Massachusetts.
It seems a bit odd to have a burial ground dating back to 1660 in the middle of downtown Boston and even odder to have it be a tourist attraction, but that describes Granary Burying Ground. The picturesque, old style tombstones and the fact that many notable people from U.S. history are buried here make it a stop for many visitors to Boston. And, it looks lovely on a fall day.