Friday, September 17, 2010

The Beauty of the Boston Public Library

On our Foodtorialst tour of Boston last week one of the stops we made was at the Boston Public Library. I had forgotten what a gem this place really is. Since many of our readers are people coming to visit Boston we wanted to highlight the BPL as a must-see. Bring your lunch and dine in the Courtyard and you'll think you're at a Roman Palazzo. There are plenty of tables and chairs to sit back and enjoy lunch and the library even features it's own small restaurant. Or you can just sit, relax and read in this peaceful oasis in the heart of the City. Copley Plaza , a popular tourist spot, is just a few steps away but you'd never know you are just a few hundred feet from the hustle, bustle and traffic when you're here.

The fountain at the BPL Courtyard.

Statuary and fine architectural details on the stairs to the second level.

Sweeping, larger-than-life murals line the hallways.

The marble columns in the hallway leading to the Exhibition Hall.

The Exhibition Hall at the BPL is gorgeous enough even without any exhibits.

Admission is free, they often feature free movies and lecture events and you can even use the computers at the BPL free of charge to check or send email to friends and family at home.

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: 617.536.5400
Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-9pm; Fri-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm

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  1. I live reasonably close to this and yet have never been in. Maybe I should. It looks beautiful.

  2. I adore the BPL and it is one of my favorite spots to sit down in with a book and lunch when I'm in the area.