Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Time's flying

we moved the clock one hour forward this weekend, 2 weeks earlier than in europe. jeeej, now it gets dark later, but its still dark when i get out of work... now i officially cant wait anymore for warmer weather to start... :) and the pool opens again, but the latter will only be in June or so, i believe...
next month we are here a year! this sunday we went to revere beach for a walk. when still in the netherlands and searching for a suitable apartment, i found those buildings you see in the back. it seemed like they were placed directly on the beach, close to the T and to the city center, and with an indoor pool. what more would i want?! i got rather excited and decided this would be the place.... but when we went there to look, it was hard to miss how grey, ugly and depressing the enormous buildings are. and no, they are not directly on the beach, there is a busy road that separates these building blocks from the sand. the pool was a miserable, dirty, never used puddle of water and it is not that close to boston either. we did not even bother checking out the apartments from the inside, especially after we heard this part of boston is not the nicest place. but the beach is rather pretty, (and  americans wouldnt be american if they wouldnt proudly mention that revere beach is america's first public beach established in 1896; whenever there is a first, finest, biggest or whatever -st; it will surely be mentioned!) and can become very crowded on summer days. during the day, that is. it is said that after dark.. this is not a place you should goto....
hahaha, i was just looking for the official website of those apartments, but i could only find this; a website about those apartments from someone who used to live there for quite some time, but does not seem to be very happy about it...

3 comments:

Steffe said...

They do look very grey and uninviting. Oh, and you will of course have to go back to the beach one dark night...

CaT said...

:)
yes, on the pictures i found online, the buildings look white. so when we first got there, we were not sure whether these were the apartments.. but since there is not much else around (which was also depressing)
some photoshop or a pic from a very very long time ago!!

Sylvia Neumann said...

very nice post!!!

I haven't checked your blog in a while being too busy to get myself busy again, but I should definitely come back to that habit!!!!