Hi all! Here I am, in the midst of all this newly found urge to write about my adventures (and starting my Blog Every Day August #BEDA challenge), and feeling the need to cool down from this summer heat in Boston. Therefore, let’s go back to April and write about things I used to do when there was a lot of snow. On April 1st (it even seems a lie), I went to meet a friend who studies in Boston College for lunch around Chestnut Hill with the goal to visit the campus. I geared myself, fearless of the cold and snow, and off I went on a quite long T-ride (Green Line, branch to the Chestnut Hill stop. On my way to the place for lunch, I saw some very nice houses and couldn’t resist taking some pictures.
After a very nice lunch at Shake Shack with my friend, we took an Uber to Boston College. I would like to say a few facts about the college. Boston College is a Roman Catholic private college and was established in 1863 with a large connection with Irish immigrants. The college used to be located in Boston’s South End until the beginning of the 20th century, when the higher education portion of the college was moved to Chestnut Hill. The buildings are set in neo-Gothic style and, as my friend said, it reminds you of Hogwarts! See it for yourself and don’t be scared of the snow if you happen to visit in such a snowy day as I did.
Do you notice I really like libraries from the last picture? So wait until you see the main one, the Bapst Library. This really looks like the dining hall from Hogwarts!
After having some much needed coffee to warm up after walking in the freezing temperatures, it was time to leave. Boston College has free shuttles that go until the Reservoir T-station. Since I am a bit crazy and love walking in the snowy weather, I was curious about exploring the Reservoir. This area is wonderful for quiet walks and runs and even has a pool that is open now in the summer. Actually, it was there that I took my first dip here in the USA.
I truly believe, even though I haven’t returned to Boston College since, that the area is very nice for picnicking and strolling around in the sun. If it’s nice in the snow, imagine now! I think it’s totally worth the large detour from Downtown Boston to visit!
Did you go to Boston College and Chestnut Hill yet? Let me know what are your favorite sights in the area! In the meantime, don’t forget to follow my journey around my PhD in the US in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to keep up to date!