Sunday, December 5, 2010

Boston landmarks

these are 2 boston landmarks, at least in my opinion... :) the sand & gravel, and the bridge behind (and there are us flags everywhere...). the bridge has a long and complicated name i always forget... i had to look it up: Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge. ok, who can ever remember that?! but i like the bridge a lot. it apparently is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world and carries 10 lanes of traffic. it cost over 100 million dollars and is part of the "big dig", it was finished in 2003. what i like is that the two tops of the bridge resemble the shape of the bunker hill monument in charlestown (that we still have to climb); when taking the ferry from boston to charlestown, you can nicely see that indeed the shapes are exactly the same as the monument, a bit further away.
these 2 landmarks were also shown in the movie "the town"
whenever we are driving, i try to take pictures from the car, but usually they dont turn out well.. this one is an exception....

1 comment:

Tim said...

ben afleck was filming down below :)