|April 25, 2009|
After stopping for a spell at both the Bell In Hand and the Green Dragon, I continued walking the Freedom Trail.
Just around the corner from the two taverns, down a narrow corridor was Durty Nellie’s, another Somers Pub.
The back of Dirty Nellie’s from the lively fish and farmer’s market that was taking place on Saturday.
Across the highway sat Goody Glover’s, presumably named for Goodwife “Goody” Glover, the last person to be hanged in Boston as a witch, on November 16, 1688.
Paul Revere’s house, built in 1680.
I also walked past the Wild Duck, a random liquor store.
But I loved the sign above the entrance, boasting “Beer Necessities.” Besides hearing Baloo breaking into song, what a great concept and nice turn of phrase for all the needs of the beer lover.
The statute of Paul Revere with the Old North Church in the background. Paul Revere’s ride, of course, inspired one of my favorite beers, Liberty Ale, which Anchor Brewery released on the 200th anniversary of Revere’s ride, April 18, 1975.
The front of the Old North Church.
Up a steep hill from the church was Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, with amazing views of the harbor.
Though I ended my walking tour early, at Copp’s Hill, I could see in the distance the last stop on the Freedom Trail, the Bunker Hill Monument, “a granite obelisk commemorating the battle of June 17, 1775 between the British and colonial forces. Dedicated in 1843, the monument was the tallest in the U.S. until the Washington Monument was built in 1885.”