We got into town just in time for lunch, starting of course with Boston Lettuce. Then we became total tourists and boarded our own amphibious vehicle for a "Duck Tour" of Boston.
We entered the Charles River from a ramp. We shared the river with sailboats, kayaks and cormorants and geese. This wooden dock is the last of its kind and will soon disappear.
Top: Statue of Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, the "Rascal King," mingles with pedestrians. The USS Constitution, "old ironsides," at anchor.
Below: The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, part of The Big Dig, is one of the widest cable-stayed bridges in the world and the route out of Boston to the north.
Architecture good and bad: Stunning glass tower designed to reflect the buildings around it.
Boston City Hall, nicknamed "the inverted pyramid," voted "the ugliest building in the world" in a casual online poll by a travel agency in 2008. The name stuck.