Boston: Ships and Asian Art

I enjoy touring historical sites and museums when I travel, so I couldn’t pass up seeing “Old Ironsides,” the USS Constitution. The ship is currently in dry dock and closed to tours, but it was still impressive. Both the USS Constitution and the USS Cassin Young are on display in the Charlestown Navy Yard. I … Continue reading

Boston: Bunker Hill

It’s very likely that my first knowledge about the Battle of Bunker Hill came via Schoolhouse Rock’s Shot Heard Round the World (the Bunker Hill part starts at the 1:00 mark). So it was with great anticipation that I ventured across Boston to visit the Bunker Hill Monument. If you watched the Schoolhouse Rock video (or, ahem, actually … Continue reading