On Wednesday, October 26th, the BB'’s Diversity & Inclusion Section will be hosting Tour the Boston Public Library's "Home Front: Boston and the Civil War" Exhibition. The upcoming tour of Boston Public Library got BBA Week wondering what landmarks our members would hit if they were giving a tour of Boston or their hometown, so we asked:

"What stops are on your tour of Boston (or your hometown)?"

If you would like to respond to a future Voices of the Bar, make sure you send a headshot, and contact Eric Fullerton at efullerton@bostonbar.org.

 

John Shea – Mackie Shea O’Brien
"I entertain out-of-state friends, relatives and clients by treating them to a mid-morning Boston Duck Tour (the original and the best).  The Ducks cruise by fascinating historic places from the Pru to the waterfront with a humorous and informative repartee by the ConDucktors; provide passengers a virtual experience with Boston’s kamikazi drivers and clueless pedestrians without real behind-the-wheel risks; and splash down in the Charles where riders can pilot the craft and enjoy the Boston and Cambridge skylines. During lunch at Legal’s, I regale guests with war stories about permitting the start-up tour, my friendship with founder Andy Wilson, and the “rolling rallies” by our four Championship teams.  We often visit my offices in The Jewel of the Back Bay, the Trinity Church and the BPL. I take special guests to Fenway Park for a Rem Dawg or an El Tiante Cuban sandwich (with a 23 Series Habano for the victory celebration), and an exciting ball game with late inning beers in the clubhouse with Wally and Beckett."  

 

Trudy P. Reilly - Massachusetts Port Authority
"As it happens, my cousin and his wife visited me in Boston this past weekend.  It was their first trip here and I took them on a tour of some of my favorite sites, all along our marvelous waterfront.  We started  by seeing the skyline views from Piers Park in East Boston, then hopped the Blue line at Maverick Station to downtown.  From Long Wharf, we took the T’s ferry to Charlestown, toured the U.S.S. Constitution and then walked the harbor front along the continuous open pedestrian route from the Charlestown Navy Yard through to the South Boston Seaport.  We toured a portion of the Freedom Trail to see Copp’s burying ground, Paul Revere’s house and of course had a sweet at Mike’s Pastry in the North End.  We marveled at the architectural gem that is Rowes Wharf.  In the Seaport district, we ate at Legal Seafood’s’ new restaurant at Liberty Wharf, where our table overlooked the Boston’s grand inner harbor. By the end of the day, my cousin and his wife had fallen in love with Boston!"

Eron Hackshaw – Bingham McCutchen
"I live in Quincy, and if you are visiting Quincy you must stop by Wollaston Beach. There is lots of space to run, walk or just sit, relax and enjoy the beach. Not to mention that a a couple of great places to get your typical New England seaside fare. And if you're in the area anyway, then you should also visit the Marina Bay area and enjoy the mini boardwalk as well as some world class restaurants and really great ice cream. Also if you are the active outdoors type then the Blue Hills are just the place for you! There are hiking and biking trails for the non-winter months which can become ski trails during winter. Quincy has everything you need and it's just 20 minutes outside Boston."

Rosalyn Stults – Attorney at Law
"I would take my close friends to Faneuil Hall for shopping, people watching, and, of course, for sampling all of the many treats that Faneuil Hall has to offer.  I may also take them along part of the Freedom Trail stopping at the Old North Church and many of the other historic sites along the trail.  We would then stroll along to Newbury Street for more shopping and people watching and consider which of the many restaurants we wished to stop for a bite to eat and something to drink before we went to Fenway Park.  Even if the Red Sox aren't winning, the park never ceases to amaze my friends and family who visit Fenway for the first time."

Robert Powers - Melick Porter & Shea
"Follow the Green Line for a day.  Start with a stop in Kenmore and a Fenway Park tour.  Get off at Auditorium for a short walk to the Mapparium at the Christian Science Center.  It's beautiful and unique.  Travel to Copley and visit the Boston Public Library and Trinity Church.  Get off at Arlington for a stroll through the Public Garden.  A stop at Park Street Station lands you at the foot of Beacon Hill and the State House.  Exit at Government Center for a great view of the spire of The Old North Church.  Walk from there to Faneuil Hall for shops and street performers.  From Haymarket Station it's a short stroll into the historical and lively North End.  Pick up the Freedom Trail and check out the Paul Revere House.  End the day on Hanover Street at Dolce Vita to watch the world go by as you enjoy a glass of wine, a good meal and to listen to Antonio, the accordion player."         

Anita Bille - Legal Search Solutions LLC
"As a former Hopkinton resident, being there at the start of the Boston Marathon is a pretty exciting thing.  Viewing thousands of “hopefuls” dart across the start line in great anticipation of finishing or winning this famous race  is very exciting.  Then, visit Copley Square to tour the Boston Public Library, the wonderful old churches, shop on Newbury Street, and perhaps have dinner at the Four Seasons.  Then go to the Boston Waterfront and  have a refreshment while listening and dancing to music on the Jazz Barge.  What a wonderful and full day anyone new to the area would have!!"

Brian Harney – Attorney at Law
"As a Charlestown resident, I would take my friend to the last (and best) stop on the Freedom Trail - the Bunker Hill Monument - where I would make him climb all 294 steps to the top.  Next, I would show him the beautiful end result of the Big Dig by walking the entire Rose Kennedy Greenway while stopping at various points along the way for food and drink.

Since I would want my friend to return to Boston some day, I would avoid Downtown Crossing in order to prevent him from seeing the gaping hole where the original Filene's Basement once stood.  We also would not take the Green Line anywhere."