Boston Travel Our 1st look around in Boston’s Back Bay January 1, 2014 Our room at The Lenox Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay Boston Public Library Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related #Boston Post navigation ← Not knowing what is coming next … The Old Town Trolley Tour (Boston) → About shoofoolatte just me. View all posts by shoofoolatte → 4 thoughts on “Our 1st look around in Boston’s Back Bay” I remember a steakhouse in the area with the hugest steaks! I deliberately order a filet mignon, knowing it would be mignon, i.e. small. Great area to explore — but Boston has so many marvelous neighbourhoods. Reply ↓ We only saw a very small corner of Boston. But I was very impressed with Boston as a city. Very friendly, clean, even quiet (but the snow may have had something to do with that). John says that it is not a commuter city, like NYC. Most of the people who work in Boston, live in Boston. That cuts down on a lot of traffic. There was not so much hustle-bustle. Reply ↓ A number of people do commute from the suburbs. The highway that circles kind of south of Boston that I used to connect the Instate with the highway down to the Abbey and the Cape, ultimately, was always quite busy. The transit system stretches down quite far — I think they extended the line so that it passes near the Abbey chapel! They had to refurbish the Abbey to withstand the rumblings of the train. But John is correct, more people do live in Boston proper than in the City (Manhattan) where jobs are located. Reply ↓ I was in Boston in the early 70s when my sister was working as a nurse at Brigham Hospital. I remember her living in a place: West Roxbury and we had to drive around rotaries at every intersection to get anywhere. Wasn’t sophisticated enough at that time to appreciate the public transportation that Boston offers. Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Basic HTML allowed.