4 hours in Boston, as told by ducks

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Though it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of big cities, I do enjoy brief expeditions into the parts of such civilization that I appreciate the most: museums, libraries, and public parks, to name a few. After a busy weekend oversaturated with standardized testing (which went surprisingly well!), I spent a short time in my nearest metropolis, brunching and visiting various pond-dwellers. I wouldn’t quite call duck photography a panacea for all GRE ills, but it certainly helped me recover a bit.

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We wandered through the park on our way to eat lunch, and that’s when the true joy–and duck-spotting–began.

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Are these not the most beautiful, graceful creatures you’ve ever seen?

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Boston also seems to be quite fond of its topiaries. I could’ve spent much more time wandering among these roses, but it was–alas!– way too hot in the high August sun.

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We didn’t have enough time to stop by my usual Boston museum haunts–the MFA, the Gardner, and so forth–but we did visit a gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, along with the lovely outdoor sculpture that accompanied it.

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But the ducks were still my favorite. As they say–make way!


    • The New England Aquarium had these GORGEOUS advertisements all over the T featuring some super cute nautilus/octopus designs–I so wish we had enough time to go there! I haven’t visited in years.

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