Since my thrilling recent marriage proposal in the Boston Public Garden, I’ve been alert to other romantic spots around Boston. Aaaaand… the winner for #1 most romantic architectural area in Boston is easy: the Christian Science Plaza by the Symphony stop on the Green Line!
Whatever your views may be on Christian Science as a belief system, the Christian Science Plaza will make you happy. Its 14-acre spread of seven diverse and wonderful buildings features a long, smooth reflecting pool, and is a visual and emotional feast to stroll through. Go in the day and see the smooth white dome kissing the cobalt blue sky, or come at night when the golden-lit arches flicker along the water of the reflecting pool.
Inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library building in the Plaza, you can even walk through the world! With the Mapparium, you step inside a 28-foot in diameter globe map of the earth. This experience is fabulous… unless, as I was one memorable afternoon, you are inside that echo-filled orb with 15 screaming ninth graders. Just saying.
For all the intriguing things inside the buildings that make up the Christian Science World Headquarters, however, the outside plaza is the biggest gift to Boston. Are you near the Boston area and have a free hour? Stroll through the Christian Science Plaza today and feel the romance!
Boston-lovers, what stories and thoughts do YOU have about the Christian Science Plaza?
The author, Lillie Marshall, is a 6-foot-tall National Board Certified Teacher of English, fitness fan, and mother of two who has been a public school educator since 2003. She launched Around the World “L” Travel and Life Blog in 2009, and over 4.2 million readers have now visited this site. Lillie also runs TeachingTraveling.com and DrawingsOf.com. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media!
Friday 11th of March 2016
Added to my must see spots in Boston. I've seen many photos of it but have yet to go.
Saturday 12th of March 2016
Friday 15th of June 2012
I live near there and once when my mother and I was walking to Whole Foods Market, we saw a little sailboat. It was sailing and it was so cute but it had no sense of direction. :P Also the Prudential stop is closer than the Symphony stop to get there. ^.^ Anyways, what is the globe like?
Thursday 26th of January 2012
I am going to try to make it there on my next school vacation. There is so much history in Boston and most Bostonians do not take advantage of it.
Friday 27th of January 2012
So true!!!! That's why I have a whole section on this site about our dear city: https://www.aroundtheworldl.com/category/locations/usa/usa-boston/
Sunday 1st of January 2012
I think that it is a wonderful place to go to. I also think that Colin and you should go there for a day.
Wednesday 28th of December 2011
The architecture of the library looks like one of those ancient roman buildings. It looks incredible! The problem is that I only been there once. It is a unique building.