Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Welcome to the Boston Metro Journal!

A city may feel static but under closer observation it can reveal itself to be a living organism, and as such it can offer a relationship to flaneur, tourist, and commuter alike.

"Pops' Cup" - Angela M. Counts 2011

In Spring 2011, I began keeping a weekly journal on the City of Boston and surrounding areas. Through this project, I have been able to learn about the city's buried “treasures,” people like Phillis Wheatley the former slave buried in the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston, who rose to prominence as a poet in her short but brilliant life. 

"Phyllis" - Angela M. Counts 2011

I was also greatly enriched in by the vibrancy of a city that I experienced through its food, its music, its history, and its natural habitats, as well as by encountering the people here -- citizens, recent immigrants, students and visitors alike.

For more information about The Boston Metro Journal project concept and accompanying photos, please click here, or select "Preface to Boston Metro Journal".

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