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BPL – A Boston Favorite

By December 20, 2013 2 Comments

Statue representing Art

There are a few spots around Boston that I really love. Yesterday during my walk around town I stopped in one of my favorites, the Boston Public Library. This was actually the very first place I went on my first trip to Boston back in 1996. Granted it was to use the restroom after my long drive up from NY but we can overlook that.

The inside of the old library is beautiful. I love the ornate staircase, the decorative friezes and the opulent sculptures. But my absolute favorite is the courtyard. In the summer sitting under the loggia watching the fountain bubble surrounded by beds of colorful flowers is a perfect lunch spot. I enjoy stopping in the Map Room Cafe, grabbing a sandwich and soaking up the sun. I feel like I was dropped in some Italian piazza.

Check out some interesting history about the oldest free library in the USA on the BPL’s website.


Boston Public Library










Entry staircase










Upper floor