Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

July 18, 2004

OLS 2004 BLOG – day 2, Hello, Boston!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:10 PM

We woke up at 2 AM in the morning. I
blame the jet lag. We watched some TV, read a little email. Eventually
we drifted back to sleep, and woke up in the morning. The plan for
today was see the harbor area attractions. We decided to take the T there, and then look around for
something to eat. I tend to be a little hungry in the mornings. We
took the T to the government center station, started walking around,
looking for Faneuil
. Eventually, we stopped and looked at the map, only to
realize Faneuil Hall is directly ahead of us.

boston harbor view 1
boston harbor view 2

In Faneuil Hall, we
had a delicious breakfast, a croissant sandwich. I had mine with egg,
cheese and bacon (yum!). Then we headed for the first and main
attraction of the day, the New England Aquarium.

The Aquarium was incredible. I think I’ll let the pictures speak for

yellow fish
colorful crab

Two hours later, we left the Aquarium and walked along the wharves. I
kept fantasizing about an appartment here, with its own marina, and
Orna kept talking about 20 below temperatures. We wanted to visit the
Boston Tea Party Ship, and then return to the IMAX theater. It
turned out that the Boston Tea Party Ship is closed until further
notice, and will probably open sometime in 2005. Instead, we bought
Orna some ice cream outside the Boston Children’s Museum.

By this time lunch time was drawing near. We headed over to Quincy
, with a brief detour to the “green fountain”.

orna and fountian

We had a great Mexican lunch at Quincy Market, and did a bit of
shopping. I finally bought the Navy
Seals Training 3 DVD set
I’ve wanted for ages. I also found a nice
watch at the swatch store, but we left that for later and ran to the 2
PM IMAX show. At the IMAX we watched “Volcanoes of the Deep”, which
was pretty but boring. Then we went back to Qunicy Market, bought my
watch, did some real shopping (groceries) and a lot of window shopping
(lovely – expensive! – silver pewters). On the way back to the hotel
we took the T during Friday afternoon rush hour, which is not a very
pleasant experience.

At night Orna didn’t feel very well, so we stayed in the hotel. Orna
slept, and I played with the TV, read email, confused swans and
peacocks, and did lots of other hotel-type fun stuff.

policeman on horse</a
boston sky line
boston sky line 2

Next up – Saturday is Museum Day.


  1. תוסיף הלאהההההההההההההההההההההההההההההההההההההההההה

    Comment by Anonymous — July 19, 2004 @ 4:06 AM | Reply

    • בסדר, בסדר
      עובדים על זה

      Comment by mulix — July 19, 2004 @ 4:08 AM | Reply

  2. Green Fountain
    The green fountain is actually a green glass fountain, located at the post office square, which was off when we came, so it was rather disappointing. While we were taking pictures on the bench around it, a city employee asked us to move away. It appears that the benches are part of the fountain, and we were standing inside it. Which, within seconds, turned out to be a pretty wet place: they closed the fountain temporarily because of strong winds, and were reactivating it.

    Comment by ladypine — July 26, 2004 @ 6:10 AM | Reply

  3. HogFather
    For anyone who has read Hogfather by Terry Pratchett – there is a whole scene there dedicated to the tubeworms, which were the star of the “volcanoes
    of the deep” movie.
    They live on the hot, poisonous volcanoes in the deep ocean, on the trench.
    They cannot move, so they seem like plants. I actually still have not understood why they are not). They live in symbiosis with a bacteria, which can nurture on the poison in the water.
    They are bright red, and their color comes from hemoglobin – same as our own blood, even though they live in such different conditions!

    Comment by ladypine — July 26, 2004 @ 6:18 AM | Reply

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