Boston, one of the oldest and largest cities in USA. It has been the place of many historic events in the American history and ranks high on world livability rankings.

 

Sunrise, Charles River

Photograph by Steve Dunwell At daybreak, the city’s bucolic side comes to the fore as folks row the Charles River.

At daybreak, the city’s bucolic side comes to the fore as folks row the Charles River.
Photograph by Steve Dunwell

 

Beacon Hill View

Photograph by Eliot Cohen As seen from Beacon Hill, the Back Bay skyline and the State House dome speak to several centuries of history.

As seen from Beacon Hill, the Back Bay skyline and the State House dome speak to several centuries of history.
Photograph by Eliot Cohen

 

Customs House Tower

Photograph by Steve Dunwell The Customs House Tower takes center stage in this fine mix of architectural styles.

The Customs House Tower takes centre stage in this fine mix of architectural styles.
Photograph by Steve Dunwell

 

Sailboats, Charles River

Photograph by Eliot Cohen Surf and turf: The Boston skyline stands sentry as sailboats ply the Charles River.

Surf and turf: The Boston skyline stands sentry as sailboats ply the Charles River.
Photograph by Eliot Cohen

 

Post Office Square

Photograph by Steve Dunwell/Getty Images As viewed through the Post Office Square gazebo dome, city skyscrapers seem to sit on a blue-sky grid.

As viewed through the Post Office Square gazebo dome, city skyscrapers seem to sit on a blue-sky grid.
Photograph by Steve Dunwell/Getty Images

 

Bunker Hill Bridge

Photograph by Steve Dunwell/Getty Images Boston’s 21st-century Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge was named for a noted civil rights advocate as well as the colonists who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Boston’s 21st-century Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge was named for a noted civil rights advocate as well as the colonists who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Photograph by Steve Dunwell/Getty Images

 

Beacon Hill View

Photograph by Steve Dunwell As seen from Beacon Hill, the Back Bay skyline and the State House dome speak to several centuries of history.

As seen from Beacon Hill, the Back Bay skyline and the State House dome speak to several centuries of history.
Photograph by Steve Dunwell

 

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Photograph by Krista Rossow 1826? That’s the year Faneuil Hall was expanded to include Quincy Market. Today Faneuil Hall Marketplace, right at the city’s heart, is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

1826, that’s the year Faneuil Hall was expanded to include Quincy Market. Today Faneuil Hall Marketplace, right at the city’s heart, is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
Photograph by Krista Rossow

 

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500 Boylston

Photograph by Lisa Seaman/Aurora Photos An architectural mainstay of Boston’s historic Back Bay, 500 Boylston was built in 1989—for 100 million dollars.

An architectural mainstay of Boston’s historic Back Bay, 500 Boylston was built in 1989—for 100 million dollars.
Photograph by Lisa Seaman/Aurora Photos

 

Copley Square

Photograph by Lisa Seaman/Aurora Photos Elegant juxtaposition: The gleaming John Hancock Tower and stately Trinity Church edge wide-open Copley Square.

Elegant juxtaposition: The gleaming John Hancock Tower and stately Trinity Church edge wide-open Copley Square.
Photograph by Lisa Seaman/Aurora Photos

 

This feature originally appeared in National Geographic.



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