Boston Fine Arts Set 2

2016 December 03
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Here is the second set of pictures from the Boston fine art museum.

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Boston Fine Arts

2016 December 01
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The Museum of Fine Arts (or MFA) in Boston, Massachusetts, is the fourth largest museum in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas. With more than one million visitors a year, it is the 55th most-visited art museum in the world as of 2014.

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USS Constitution

2016 November 29
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USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. Constitution was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. Constitution was built in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt's shipyard. Her first duties with the newly formed U.S. Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.

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This is the oldest ship in the Navy. Of course no trip to Boston is complete without a visit to her. Without ships like this and the ingenuity to create this ship the U.S.A would not exist.

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Cheers

2016 November 27
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Not a chance in hell I was going to boston and not visiting Cheers. I mean seriously this was a large chunk of a television childhood. Not saying the fact I watched this show way too much was good. I just did so of course had to visit and of course had to have a beer.

Cheers Beacon Hill is a bar/restaurant located on Beacon Street in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, across from the Boston Public Garden. Founded in 1969 as the Bull & Finch Pub, the bar is best remembered internationally as the exterior of the bar seen in the hit NBC sitcom Cheers, which ran between 1982 and 1993.

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Anything is possible

2016 November 26
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As everyone knows I am a Kentucky Wildcat fan. Well today they proved that anything is truly possible.

The beginning of Kentucky's football season did not begin with a bang. Losing the first 2 games of the season, with the first game being against a small conference school. It seemed UK might go like 2-10 or at best 3-9. Our season was done, before it had even truly began.

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Faneuil Hall

2016 November 25
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Faneuil Hall, located near the waterfront and today's Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1743. It was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and others encouraging independence from Great Britain. Now it is part of Boston National Historical Park and a well-known stop on the Freedom Trail. It is sometimes referred to as "the Cradle of Liberty".
To equate this place to what most in my area would know this place is like Findlay Market. Just to the nth degree. This is exactly what you would think a public market would be. While I titled this Faneuil Hall, the few pictures I took, include the Boston public market, and the other halls that make up this complete way public market.

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Massachusetts Statehouse

2016 November 23
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The Old State House is a historic building in Boston, Massachusetts, at the intersection of Washington and State Streets. Built in 1713, it was the seat of the Massachusetts General Court until 1798, and is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States. One of the landmarks on Boston's Freedom Trail, it is the oldest surviving public building in Boston, and now serves as a history museum operated by the Bostonian Society.

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This just happened to be one of the first places I visited in Boston. Just thinking this is one of the oldest buildings in the U.S. just amazes me.

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Boston Trip

2016 November 21
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So I had a 4 day weekend, for labor day, because my company is awesome. This was the final one of 3 for the summer, and I could not let it go to waste. For the first one on memorial day weekend you saw all the pictures from Savannah. The second went to waste sadly due to some miscommunication issues that never need to be brought up again.

Back to Boston, I had no plans for a upcoming 4 day weekend and as I ran down my list of possible trips one place just spoke to me. I had always wanted to go to Boston, the history of that place is about the most you will ever get for United States History.

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Grand Ole Opry

2016 November 19
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There is trip to Nashville complete without a stop at the Grand Ole Opry. I did not get a chance to see a concert, but was able to enjoy a wonderful tour that took me backstage through the dressing rooms, and so much that people do not get to see everyday.

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The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, which was founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio "barn dance" on WSM. Currently owned and operated by Opry Entertainment (a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.), it is the longest-running radio broadcast in US history, albeit not the longest-running one on a radio network. Dedicated to honoring country music and its history, the Opry showcases a mix of famous singers and contemporary chart-toppers performing country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and comedic performances and skits. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world and millions of radio and Internet listeners.

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Nashville Haunted Tour

2016 November 17
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Like many places I have traveled to, while in Nashville I had the pleasure of doing a Haunted tour through downtown Nashville.

The young lady doing the tour was wonderful and knew the history of Nashville very well. Starting at the Hermitage and ending at the Ryman Auditorium we got a good tour throughout downtown.

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Frist Museum

2016 November 15
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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an art museum in Nashville, Tennessee, housed in the city's historic U.S. Post Office building. The museum is housed in a white marble building that was built in the 1930s to serve as Nashville's main post office. Designed by Marr & Holman Architects, it was built in 1933-34. Its location near Union Station was convenient for mail distribution, since most mail at that time was moved by train.

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While I do enjoy Art museums, and have visited many throughout the years, Frist has never really been on the list. Well the weekend I was in Nashville it just so happens they were having a show involved some rare concept cars that just fascinated me. So of course I had to stop by.

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BiCentennial Park

2016 November 13
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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, also known as the Bicentennial Mall, is an urban state park in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The park is located northwest of the Tennessee State Capitol building and was opened on June 1, 1996, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Tennessee's statehood.

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This is a absolutely gorgeous park that when in downtown Nashville you must visit. There is a wonderfully etched wall that displays the history of Tennessee for the 200 years of statehood. A very interesting and artistic choice is when the wall nears the civil war it becomes fractured and broken only to come back together after the end of the war. A very prolific statement, lets hope it never comes such another time in our history. 

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Belle Meade Plantation

2016 November 11
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Belle Meade Plantation, located in Belle Meade, Tennessee, is a historic mansion whose grounds now function as a museum. Belle Meade Plantation consists of 30 remaining acres and includes a winery, visitor's center, original outbuildings including the Harding cabin, dairy, carriage house, stable, mausoleum and a reconstructed slave quarters.

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This is a beautifully kept place showing what a horse farm was like pre and post civil war. Belle Meade had many successful studs, including Bonnie Scotland and Enquirer, whose bloodlines still dominate modern racing. So much so that they said every derby winner in the last 2 decades can have their lineage traced back to these horses.

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Belmont

2016 November 09
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n 1849, Adelicia Hayes Franklin married Joseph Alexander Smith Acklen, a young attorney from Alabama, and they immediately began construction of Belle Monte (Belmont) on 180 acres (73 ha) in Davidson County, Tennessee.

Currently this place is part of the Belmont University, the largest Christian university in Tennessee and the second largest private university in the state, behind nearby Vanderbilt University.

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Athena

2016 November 07
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Of course, just like in Ancient Greece, the inside of the Parthenon is the statue of Athena. So of course you have to go inside and see this beautiful replica of the original.

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The statue of Athena Parthenos within is a reconstruction of the long-lost original to careful scholarly standards: she is cuirassed and helmeted, carries a shield on her left arm and a small 6-foot-high (1.8 m) statue of Nike (Victory) in her right palm, and stands 42 feet (13 m) high, gilt with more than 8 pounds (3.6 kg) of gold leaf; an equally colossal serpent rears its head between her and her shield.

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