Falling in Love With Fenway

September 9, 2015

Dear Friend,

I have recently felt the need to fall in love with Boston again. Wandering the streets of Oxford, eating fish and chips in Dublin, gazing up at the Gherkin… these have made Boston seem a bit small and uninteresting to me of late. I have been combatting this by throwing myself back into the things I know are great about this city of mine. Thus, on a sunny Sunday I took a walk down to Fenway.Falling in Love With Fenway- TPIATThat is probably my “why am I not in England” face. Regardless, I wandered down and began to rediscover some things I love. Then, there was this rose garden. I have lived in Boston for all of two years and never seen this beautiful spot. Looking for a place to sit and read my book (City of Bohane by Kevin Barry- absolutely fantabulous), I stumbled upon a circle of high shrubbery right near the MFA. (Naturally, I grammed it).Faling in Love With Fenway- TPIAT Inside the little gate there are supposedly around 1500 rose bushes. For more info, go here. But certainly check it out next time you are in the area. It was the most fragrant and pleasant place to read imaginable.

After that little interlude, I walked over to the MFA. And here is where I began to remember one of the things I have always loved about Boston- the MFA. The MFA is such a great museum. I get lost in it every time and always stumble upon something weird and cool and often intensely beautiful. Such as their new contemporary exhibition, Crafts. Falling in Love With Fenway- TPIATThe exhibition is so inventive and well-presented that I just sort of wandered about marveling at one artwork after another. Here are some of my favorites:Falling in Love With Fenway- TPIAT

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That last one is made by dragging molten glass across paper. The accompanying video is highly impressive. Be sure to check it out next time you are in the area. To close out the day I met a friend at Thaitaition, a thai restaurant right near the MFA as well. The menu is vast but everything was quite delicious. It is a bit pricey, but the portions were big enough that I had leftovers for last night. I would recommend a visit if you are with friends and looking for some well-done and creative thai food in the Fenway area.

It was really the perfect way to spend a quiet and contemplative Sunday in Boston and was exactly what I needed to start feeling the way I used to about the city. Hopefully you all had a great weekend as well and happy Wednesday 🙂

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