Boston Has My Heart

You can see why this is the most photographed street in America! I love taking shots of Acorn Street. I never get out there enough.

The spring in Boston is like being in love: bad days slip in among the good ones, and the whole world is at a standstill, then the sun shines, the tears dry up, and we forget that yesterday was stormy.

Cobโ€ is an Old English word for a rounded mass or lump, something that was easy to find in Bostonโ€™s rocky soil. Builders used these troublesome stones to erect walls, provide balance to ships, and of course, to pave the roads. These โ€œcobbled-togetherโ€ streets became known as cobblestone roads.

While cobs were free and easy to use, the uneven ground led to many a broken wheel and twisted ankle. Most of Old Boston’s cobblestone roads have since been replaced, but a few still exist in Beacon Hill, including Acorn Street!

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