Since I was going to be in Boston for linuxcon, I used the opportunity to have a look around, and there is a fair amount to see in Boston, especially if it's not covered with snow :)
I snapped a few nice shots from the plane:
I then had a weekend in Boston before the conference. Below are a few random pictures from Boston.
ok, they have somewhat historical buildings :)
The Aquarium wasn't fantastic, but it wasn't bad. Their big tank that you can walk around and see from different 'depths', including the top where they have some giant turtles, is pretty cool.
The science museum, however, was really cool. They have the bigger Van Der Graph belt driving generator in the world, which is understable considering it was built by its inventor at MIT which then donated it to the museum.
They also had a nice butterfly exhibit:
this is what they look like when they're very old
Next, I got a nice tour of MIT, which was definitely interesting.
One fun thing MIT students do from time to time is a so called hack, doing something impressive and/or mind-boggling like putting a cop car on top of their main building
that was a few years ago, this is how cop cars looked back then
putting it on top of the dome must have been hard, it had to be helicoptered down
A few cool picture from the MIT museum where the same exact picture seen from close and far looks different (look at your laptop screen from a distance to see):
new cop cars
Harvard had a much nicer campus as seen from the outside though:
A few pictures from a cruise dinner:
and yes, they have their own cop cars too
All in all, it was a very nice city to visit during the summer.
I got lucky with this one considering it was handheld from a moving boat