Is it Boston or Paris? You be the judge.
|Statue of Benjamin Franklin|
After seeing all of the Halloween decorations in the United States, it's time for trick or treating. Take a look at these photos and see which ones you think were taken in Boston and which ones you think were taken in Paris. The pictures may or may not be deliberately misleading.
|Children in costumes. Photo credit: Sara.|
|A store that only sells things made out of plastic|
|A man in a French dandy costume|
|A card in a storefront window|
|A beautiful stained glass window|
|Men playing chess and smoking cigarettes|
- Paris. As Anne commented, Ben is seated just off the Place du Trocadero. I took the picture yesterday during a walking tour of the upper 16th. We also saw the apartment house where Ben lived when he carried out his experiments on the lightening rod. Electrifying!
- Paris. The Marais. The costumed cuties were taking part in a parade for Purim, a Jewish holiday.
- Boston. Burdick's Cafe and Chocolate Shop in Harvard Square.
- Paris. This emporium for all things plastic is appropriately called, "plastiques" located at 103 Rue de Rennes in the 6th arrondissement.
- Boston. The Garment District. More to come about this place in a future post.
- Paris. A fabulous stationary store near the Luxembourg Gardens. I just hope that I can find it again because I didn't write down the name of it! Anne, any ideas?
- Boston. Memorial Hall, memorializes the Harvard alumni who were killed while fighting for the Union during the Civil War.
- Boston. Harvard Square.