I lived in Boston for much of my adult life, having moved there for college. I love the city and spent a lot of time exploring every part of it. This week I was excited to come back to Boston as part of my early summer vacation and it was like coming home. The great thing about a historic city like Boston is that much of it stays the same and is still there no matter how long you are away or how much it grows. However, Boston is also a vibrant 21st Century metropolis and there is always something new and exciting to check out. So it was great to see the city I love and see how it is changing. It also brought to mind a great book I have paged through a million times, Boston Then and Now by Patrick Kennedy.

About Boston Then and Now by Patrick Kennedy:

“With photos that span 150 years, Boston Then and Now shows how the largest city in New England has adapted to change as it has grown. Many of the key places in the Revolutionary struggle are featured in the book, including Boston Harbor, Paul Revere’s house and Dorchester Heights, from where George Washington threatened the British garrison.The book shows how the Big Dig has transformed the city, which despite the march of the 21st century has managed to preserve a large part of its remarkable history.Sites include: Boston Light, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, Charles Street Jail, Scollay Square, Union Oyster House, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, Dock Square, Old State House, Massachusetts State House, Boston Common, Old South Meeting House, Long Wharf, South Station, Liberty Tree Site, Copley Square, Boston Public Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Kenmore Square and Cyclorama.”

Boston Then and Now makes you appreciate the past while embracing the present of this great city – and it offers me the opportunity to get my Boston fix any time while I am homesick out here on the Kansas prairie (just across the river from the great city of Kansas City, MO.

Boston Then and Now by Patrick Kennedy is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.