The city of Boston is the capital and the largest city in the state of Massachusetts. The city has 617,594 inhabitants. It is the tenth largest city in the United States.

It perfectly combines the modern side of a large city and its authenticity. It is the kind of city that has evolved while protecting and respecting the structures that have made it famous: Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States.

The climate of Boston is like that of New England: rather cold!


Boston’s urban landscape does not resemble other major American cities: its city center has retained many colonial buildings, its streets are not straight, and the city has many axes for pedestrians and bicycles. Is rather rare in general.

Boston is known for the excellence of its universities, including Harvard University which is located in nearby Cambridge. Harvard University was founded on 28 October 1636 and is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The university attracts students from around the world, with 132 nationalities represented in 2004. Barack Obama for example studied at this university.


Boston has inspired many filmmakers: indeed, several films reproduce the original characters of the city. It is very inspiring to walk in the streets, with an air of music played by an artist on the corner of a street. This is the kind of city where you feel comfortable and comfortable. The Old State House of Massachusetts, for example, is a monument built in 1713 which is still today in the center of the city, in the middle of skyscrapers. This mix of style is quite original.

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Near this region is the Amish community. It is an Anabaptist religious community, founded in 1693. They live in a very simple and traditional way away from modern society, especially in North America. Their first rule is, « Thou shalt not conform to this world that surrounds thee. » . Desirous of returning to essential values in matters of religion and social life, they are not excluded by modern society but they themselves choose to live in isolation from the rest of the world. Originally mainly from Germany and Switzerland, the Amish are now mainly grouped in the United States. It’s really a belief and a way of life apart. They establish their own rules of life. They are easily recognized on American roads because they do not have a car, most often using a horse-drawn carriage instead.

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  1. Liesbet dit :

    This is a nice overview of Boston. I had no idea that there was an Amish community nearby. In Pennsylvania I have seen many horses and carriages of this unique people.


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