Thursday, September 4, 2014

Exploring Boston

After all the chaos of moving in, Orientation Week began it was QUITE the adventure. I was able to see and a lot of the city and it did not take long for me to fall in love with it. The Saturday after Orientation Week was also spent exploring and was definitely one of the most fun-filled days I have had in awhile. After meeting up with some friends, we ventured off the Georgetown Cupcakes on Newbury Street to start the day off with their cupcake of the day “Chocolate Sundae”. This was my first time having a GT Cupcake and it did not disappoint, it was actually the best cupcake I have ever had in my eighteen years.

The "Chocolate Sundae" cupcake by GT Cupcakes

Afterwards, we stopped by Bodega, a bodega that has a Snapple machine that opens to a clothing store. As exciting as it sounds, it was not the secret spot we all thought it to be, and everything was much too expensive for us poor college students, although it was a fun journey there.

The Bodega (not allowed to take pictures inside)
Next we walked to the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) which was absolutely gorgeous! I am not sure what the museum’s policy is on showing their paintings and exhibits on the internet, so I will just say that if you are ever in Boston you should defitely check it out! My favorite exhibit was Shinique Smith’s Bright Matter which had pieces made out recycled materials and fabrics. One installation even consisted of spray painted mirrors and an audio track of her breathing (I promise it is more intriguing than it sounds) which was used to show how society views each other.

Me between my two favorites at the museum
My favorite piece at the museum

Inside the Museum of Fine Arts

After coming back to the dorms and relaxing we went back out to watch fireworks on the Boston Harbor. We never actually made it to the Harbor but settled for a nice patch of grass next to the highway where we had a perfect spot of watching the fireworks. Unfortunately, we took a shortcut through the St. Augustine Fair that delayed us fifteen minutes (1,000+ Italians crowded together on a tiny street) and caused us to lose half of our group. In the end, the fireworks were completely worth it and gave us a fun story to tell. The night ended with a trip to the New England Aquarium to see the sea lions. It was an unforgettable night with new friends and a great way to start off the year!

A terrible picture of the fireworks
Here are a few snapshots of the city!

 Thanks for reading! xox

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