June 16 - June 18, 2017 // Living in the center of New England, Boston is one of two larger cities considered worth traveling to - its attraction being wild sports fans, harbors and nautical decor, and the promise of at least one cannoli and a seafood dinner along the way. I save the two hour drive for special occasions - visiting friends at local colleges, ZARA trips on Newbury Street, and this time for my brother's wedding reception.
Battery Wharf Hotel // Sitting right on the water, the hotel was prime location for Sail Boston, a parade of over 50 international tall ships. A comfy stay, and my first ever Trip Advisor review.
Friday night was a rainy trip to Faneuil Hall, complete with happy hour at Clarke's, a sports bar right down the road from one of my favorite spots, Wild Rover (great for tequila slushies and dancing.) Saturday morning was much less dreary. I've only ever really seen tall ships in the drawings my dad has done, detailed with rigging and reflections. In person, they were almost as impressive.
Meet my brother in his fancy blue Armani wedding suit. He's five years older than me, and the only time we've ever gone to the same school was in Florence, Italy. Trust him, he's an engineer.
Post-reception walks and photo shoot time. Handing over the camera is difficult when you have a vision, but a cloudy day in Boston meant good lighting. The two hour drive could be worth making again if just to sit on one of these benches and sketch the nearby harbors and wharfs. And remember — comfort is key. Never settle for fashion that isn't functional and doesn't make you feel free.
If I could be in two places, it would be behind the camera and in front of it. Capturing places in their uniqueness is why I take photos when I travel. I want to document their culture and personality, not just have the image for later. Finding uniqueness in places close to home is especially a challenge.
Love always, Marisa