Sunday, August 2, 2009
The Public Garden in Boston's Back Bay Neighborhood
The Public Garden is a wonderful place to visit. It is in a Back Bay neighborhood and just south of Beacon Hill. There are many lovely statues and a pond with six swan Boats that has been in operation by the same family since 1877. At the time bicycle was really popular and the inventor decided that if he combined the peddle power with a boat he will have something special. Even now, high school boys are hired to peddle the swan boats.
The bronze Ducklings were installed in 1987 to commemorate Robert McClosky's 1941 "Make Way for Ducklings" I remember reading this book to my boys when they were small. I waited and waited but the bronze Ducklings are so popular with children that there were not a moment when someone was not on this cute Ducklings.