Back Bay, Things to Do

The Perfect Mile: Architecture Walking Tour of Boston University East to Central

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In this installment of our Architecture Walking Tours, we head to another college’s campus, Boston University.

I invite you to walk along the line of the map I provided, and you will get to see some interesting hidden streets and buildings along the way and encounter many more sites than I pinned on the map. As we found in our Architecture Walking Tour of MIT, Boston University, also has a remarkable collection of artwork; green pins are outdoor sculptures.

You can print out the map, or use it on your smart phone. Using Safari to get access to Google Maps on your Android or iPhone will be the best way to follow the map on your phone.

Please let me know if I missed any of your favorite sites!

Let’s start this trip at Kenmore station.

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Quickly Around Town, Things to Do

Perfect Mile: Architecture Walking Tour of MIT

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In this installment of our Architecture Walking Tours, we head across the river to MIT’s campus.  We upped the distance to 1.5 miles this time! MIT has an incredible collection of architecture, from contemporary structures to mid-century modern innovations so this will be a fun walk!

I invite you to walk along the line of the map I provided, and you will get to see some interesting hidden streets and buildings along the way and encounter many more sites than I pinned on the map. The yellow pins are buildings over the 1.5 mile distance, but not by far! MIT also has a remarkable collection of artwork; green pins are outdoor sculptures.

You can print out the map, or use it on your smart phone. Using Safari to get access to Google Maps on your Android or iPhone will be the best way to follow the map on your phone.

It looks like I may need to make a second MIT walking tour so please let me know if I missed any of your favorite sites!
Start at MBTA Bus Line Route 1 at 77 Massachusetts Ave

MIT Chapel: Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1955, this is one of my favorite structures in the Boston area because the space is absolutely breathtaking. The MIT chapel was created as a non-denominational place of worship to reflect. The building has a beautiful metal sculpture that filters light down from the skylight in the center of the Chapel.

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Downtown, Neighborhoods, Quickly Around Town, Things to Do

The Perfect Mile: Architecture Walking Tour of Historic Downtown

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As I wrote about in Why I Love Boston, one of my favorite things to do in Boston is wander around the city.

Over the course of several years, after filling in dozens of mole skin notebooks packed with note-sketches and 1,000s of photos later I like to think that I have become an unofficial tour guide of the city.  All of the history written about in this 1 Mile Walking Tour of Boston, has culminated from years of researching Boston, reading books, and sitting in lectures… if you find anything to be inaccurately stated, please let me know! Continue reading