Boston by Monica M. Scanlan

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Views of the city of Boston, Massachusetts USA. Taken from a park in Arlington, Massachusetts on 3/12/11.

Nikon D300, tripod used, 200 ISO, 70×300 Nikon Lens, PSE 9, f/8.

From Wikepedia:
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ ( listen)) is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial “Capital of New England” for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region.11 The city proper had a 2009 estimated population of 645,169, making it the twentieth largest in the country.6 Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country.8 Greater Boston as a commuting region includes six Massachusetts counties: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth, Worcester,12 northern Bristol County, all of Rhode Island and parts of New Hampshire; it is home to 7.6 million people, making it the fifth-largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States.913

In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the city on the Shawmut Peninsula.14 During the late 18th century, Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, occurred within the city and surrounding areas. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the peninsula. After American independence was attained Boston became a major shipping port and manufacturing center,14 and its rich history now helps attract over 20 million visitors annually.15 The city was the site of several firsts, including America’s first public school, Boston Latin School (1635),16 and the first subway system in the United States (1897).17

With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine.18 The city’s economy is also based on research, electronics, engineering, finance, and high technology—principally biotechnology.19 As a result, the city is a leading finance center, ranking 14th in the Z/Yen top 20 Global Financial Centers.20 The city was also ranked number one for innovation, both globally and in North America,21 for a variety of reasons.2223 Boston has been experiencing gentrification, and has one of the highest costs of living in the United States,24 though it remains high on world livability rankings, ranking third in the US and 37th globally.

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  • ck00
    ck00about 4 years ago

    stunning shot Monica!!!! WOW!!!

  • Thanks so much, CK! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontabout 4 years ago

    Great Shot!
    Love that Dirty Water!!!!

  • And, that too…lol….Bahston! Thank you, Lee!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • bettywiley
    bettywileyabout 4 years ago

    terrific city line shot!

  • Thank you, Betty!!! Think folks would be interested in a get together in the spring from some of our New England Groups???

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 4 years ago

    wonderful work!!

  • Thanks, Linda! Took this from a spot in Arlington!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Dean Mucha
    Dean Muchaabout 4 years ago

    Good capture

  • Thank you!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 4 years ago

    WOW!!! Monica, that’s awesome…You stook in a perfect place for that shot!!!

  • Thank you, my friend!!!! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 4 years ago

  • Thank you, my friend!!! :) I appreciate you stopping by!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago

    fabulous view,dawnx

  • Thank you, Dawn!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 4 years ago

    Great metropolis scene!

  • Thank you, Pamela!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

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