I love my city. I love all the places that I've lived, but having moved away for college when I was a kid and returned to Boston as an adult, I have a new appreciation for the place I left when I was 17, "never to return." Say what you will about our sports fans, the accent, or the dirty water, but Boston is a great city with a lot of history and I absolutely love it here! Each time I give directions to someone who isn't from here or I take a visitor out for a tour, my sense of pride swells just a little more. I can't help it. These are the times I realize how much the city of Boston has to offer and how lucky I am to live here. Of course we have our better known landmarks such as the legendary Fenway Park and Harvard University. there are also so many lesser known but just as important places, like the Headquarters for City Year, a non-profit that I will discuss in more detail farther down the road. I know Boston isn't perfect- no place is- but I am happy to be here and to say that after having lived in some awesome places, I CHOOSE to hang my hat right next to my heart, in the same place where I grew up.
This is why I decided to honor the beauty of Boston and all of its parts on katemullenphoto. Each week I will choose an image that represents something Bostonian and share it with you folks (including any back stories or links that you might find interesting or informative). To those of you who live here or are from here, I know you will appreciate these posts. As for those of you who live in other great places, I hope these photos and posts give you a little insight into what gives Boston its charm and maybe shatters (or confirms!) any thoughts or stereotypes that you already have in mind. First up, old bricks and old books- one of my favorite combos! enjoy!