Excerpt from: Boston and Beyond: Tyre & Phoenix
They walked northward and waited to cross Arlington Street when they had the light. They entered The Public Garden. They both paused and looked up. There sat a huge statue of George Washington sitting on a life-sized horse. It was mounted very high and could not possibly be missed by anyone.
“This is absolutely awesome.” His voice sounded like that of a little boy.
“And look how they added birds to his hat,” added Phoenix.
Just as they were taking pictures, the blackbirds flew away. They looked at each other with their mouths open. She started, “I thought that they…”
“Were a part of the statue,” he finished.
She looked at her notes and said, “Thomas Ball built the model and T.H. Bartlett sculpted this bronze piece during the Civil War.” They laughed and took several pictures and headed north to walk across the decorative footbridge. They held hands as they saw The Swan Boats, the beautiful willow trees and even more statues. People were everywhere enjoying the sunny Sunday.
Lynn M. July 1, 2017
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