Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Along my Freedom Trail: Old North Church and the Paul Revere Statue

And here he is - Paul Revere riding on his horse to warn the citizens of Lexington, day before the battles of Lexington and Concord, April 18th 1775. This battle marks the start of the American Revolution.

In the background you see Old North Church, built in 1723, inspired by buildings of the famous British architect, sir Christopher Wren. It is famous for its lanterns that were placed in the steeple, April 18th 1775 probably a little after 10 P.M, and lit to send a warning to Charlestown Patriots across the Charles River about the movements of the British Army.


Grey said...

Boston looks like a nice place to visit, for real. And they have some 'old things' too, sometimes that's rare in America.

Tor Johnsen said...

Yes, indeed - as Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US, there are so much to see, a charming mix of old and new.