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Boston’s Quincy Market at Faneiul Hall

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Quincy Market

Quincy Market

Although this is not my first trip to Boston, it is the first trip I’ve taken here that was not work-related.  I’ve had a few days here, mainly in the downtown area and am more impressed than ever with Boston as a holiday destination.  Although the weather is not the best, there’s plenty to see.  Once the weather warms up (soon), I’ve think it’s hard to beat the sights.  The locale is breathtaking,  from its waterfront to its colonial era buildings.  Not only that, this town is tourist oriented with activities suitable for all ages.  Also, from the New England Aquarium to Boston Commons and beyond, Boston is a walking city although there is alternate tourist transportation.

Today, I spent a few hours in the Faneiul Hall area.  Faneiul Hall was originally built in 1742.  Gradually over the next century, Quincy Market (1826), the North Market and the South Market were built.  This area comprises the Faneiul Hall Marketplace.

The area is home to numerous restaurants of every price range.  I enjoyed the Quincy Market which houses dozens of eateries of different cuisines.  Although the on-premises seating is limited, I had no difficult finding a place to eat.  In better weather you can go outside to eat (and people watch).

There are also lots of shops ranging from global brands like Coach to other shops focused on Boston area goods and souvenirs.  This link lists the shops and restaurants located at the marketplace.

The photos were taken with a Leica M8 and two lenses,  a Carl Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/2.8 and a Voightlander Super Heliar 15mm f/4.5.

Faneiul Hall

Faneiul Hall

Seating at Quincy Market

Seating at Quincy Market

Lots of eateries

Lots of eateries

Glass blower

Glass blower

Vendor area from dining area at Quincy Market

Vendor area from dining area at Quincy Market


Written by leolaksi

April 8, 2009 at 8:25 am

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  1. Great photos. They bring back some good memories for me, as I used to live in the area but have not been back for 12 years now. I think Boston overall is one of the best and most liveable of the larger US cities. It has all the attractions of any city but somehow manages to mostly avoid any overbearing big-city vibe. You’re correct though that the weather can be less than ideal!


    April 8, 2009 at 10:54 am

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