2003-09-10 20:10:54 ET|
Aight, so I'm in Cambridge, near Boston now.
Boston is really really cool. Not at all like Manhattan, much more laid back, and very very.. hmm.. 'sweet', I suppose. :)
Me 'n me sis walked all around downtown and the freedom trail, it was really great, and the weather was nice too.
We took a boat-shuttle thingie to Charlston, just to see the harbor and stuff.
We also saw the Holocaust memorial, which has got ot be the most beautiful and to-the-point Holocaust memorial I have ever seen.
It's in a park in the street, people just go around it, it's not like 'a place where the jews go to mourn', it's right in the middle of the street, downtown. A series of tall clear glass walls, for each death camp, and numbers... Millions of numbers engraveed in the glass. A second glass inside each wall had personal accounts, quotes, giving a personal POV. Through the floating floor you could see a million blinking lights, and on marble pieces between the glasses there was informative text about the war and figures, and ending with the famous quote by Pastor Martin Niemöller.
A truly touching monument to the sanctity of human rights.
Then I went to eat some Boston Clam Chowder. Yum.
Me on da boat ride :
Theodor Herzel Posse
Humping the Boston FAO Schartz Teddybear's leg.
Hmph. It's Sep. 11th already. . ..
This song has been in my head all day:
:: Listening to Nena - 99 Luftballons ::