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Boston has a lot of history, from Puritans, to rebels/patriots, to victorian brownstones, and of course its the home of the patriots. I'm from the state myself, and I have to say it is a unique place like no other. Boston's windy streets hold treasures and secrets besides Fanueil hall and a cup of chowder, or Harvard. There are secrets here, and secret places to eat as well. Come with me, while I show you and let me know what you think about as always by commenting!
The Freedom Trail's Winding Course
Boston's Freedom Trail, takes walkers through a self-guided tour along the path of revolutionaries. There are tours provided as well with a costumed guide. Boston Common is a major stop on the path. The common was a notorious, and interesting place. It's also one of the oldest and first parks in America. Besides the common where men were whipped for looking at a puritan woman with supposed lust in his eyes, there is Park Street Church or brimstone corner. There a spot where puritan ministers espoused the faults of the settlers, and pledged that they would obtain freedom by staying away from popish things like Christmas. You can visit the Granary, established in 1660, but not the oldest burying point. Here there are 2300 hundred headstones nut well over 5000 bodies laying around there.
Considering privateering has always been a lifelong dream of mine, ever since I watched Captain Blood with Errol Flynn. If you don't know it, then you might remember a scene in Goonies where they slide down a sail and scream "Hey you guys!" it's from the Errol Flynn movie. I am a historian first, and a unique seeker of facts second. So, for today's travel inspiration I considered pirate islands. It's getting close to island time anyway. If you want to see some places that real pirates actually inhabited then check out the rest of this post. You might want to watch a little of Black Sails as well before you go off into uncharted waters.
Port Royal, a bloodthirsty and bawdy place.
Arthur is back with another movie, and it's no less exciting than any of the others. This is all about the sword of destiny, you know pull it out of the lake and become king.
I love arthurian legend and I had to add a few Monthy Python puns here.
Then there is this poster and of course it matches.
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