Looking at Bigelow Chapel from the tower
Named after the first president, Washington Tower is situated at a hill on Mt Auburn Cemetery. This not-creepy-at-all cemetery was founded in 1831, and the 62ft (19m) tall tower was completed in 1854, taking two years of stacking the Quincy granite.
The tower is the best place in Boston metropolitan area to see leaves changing color; it's free, nice, quiet, and damn close. Why reserve a hotel room in Vermont months 'n years ahead? (Well, because we can visit Ben & Jerry's factory.) Here are the views from the tower over three month, recording how the leaves change color:
I hope someone with acrophobia or my friend who missed visiting Boston this autumn enjoy the view. Season's greetings from me:
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