Monday, January 9, 2012

A Boston Tradition

We're still waiting for our first real snow of the winter, but riding your carriage down Beacon street was a winter tradition for decades in Boston. As the old Mill Dam road laid out through the Back Bay when it actually was a bay, Beacon street was a straight shot out of Boston, and probably kept its snow surface in better shape that most in-city streets. It also took you away from the prying eyes of parents and their friends, so like the original South Boston bridge, I'm sure it was a favorite of young lovers


  1. Where exactly on Beacon is this? Excellent photo!

  2. Good question - I can't work it out.

  3. Made me think of a "one horse open sleigh" , a song written in nearby Medford.