Boston Streets

On my way to work this morning I took a little detour and walked down Marlborough Street. For those who are not familiar with Boston, Marlborough Street is just stunning. I want to move here and never leave.

Here are some of sites on my way to work this morning

uneven brick sidewalks

pretty brass kickplates and urns with flowers in bloom

tiny details everywhere I looked

look at the flower boxes on the roof here, I bet that's a beautiful rooftop deck to relax on

perfectly manicured front gardens

window boxes in full bloom

large detailed doors

blue doors with white trim

a welcoming entrance complete with a tiny table inside for the mail

herringbone pattern brick walk

more perfectly manicured front garden areas

hanging lanterns to welcome guests

Gorgeous crystal chandeliers hanging in bay windows

simple black doors adorned with an antique eagle knocker

freshly painted stairs

perfect door accessories

beautiful entrance after beautiful entrance

a pair of blue doors

pretty pink window box flowers and a fresh cut lawn

Doors that go down

That was the end of the tour...off to work I went after this picture. It certainly was a lovely Summer morning here in Boston


Design Esquire said...

Beautiful! I love Marlborough Street too. I had wedding photos taken in that area before the reception, and I LOVE them. I think I would need to hit the lottery to afford living there though. Thanks for all the great photos!

The Townhouselady said...


This speaks to my deep love of old rowhouses.

Thanks so much for sharing this!

Southern Aspirations said...

Wait- are you able to walk to work? If so, that is fabulous! I am envious! I don't recall seeing this street before but I love it! This is totally my kind of area.

Thank you for sharing!

LindsB said...

Emmie- I take the T and then walk part of the way to my office- the closest T stop is a few blocks away. This morning I was early and took a detour down this pretty street to take some pictures because it was so nice out. Hopefully when the BF is done with grad school we can move around this area so I can walk to work- that will be really nice :)

KM said...

Wow! This mini tour brings back SUCH memories!
Where were you when I was there? I really didn't have many friends at all. I found it was very hard to meet people so George and I were each other's best friends. :) He had some nerdy law school friends but that was the extent of our social circle!
Thanks for making me smile this morning. I needed it more than you know.

LindsB said...

Kara move back and we can be friends!!! It would be so lovely to know another blogger that has similar interests :)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so pretty! yay for no rain

MaryBeth said...

Wow, it is amazing that such small spaces can look so great. Just goes to show what a little beauty can do. I am off to paint my front door black and get some flowers in my urns. xo, MB

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Just lovely. Makes me want to come visit!

Waxy said...

I would love to live on a street like that! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Ah, I love it too. I lived on the corner of Marlbourough and Fairfield 20 years ago. Beautiful street, although I lived in a basement apartment and had a terrible rat problem! Nice to look back at the pretty side of it.

Enjoy beantown! Love your blog btw!

Anonymous said...

oh I need to go back. Ihaven't been since my 21st bday, and well, i dont remember much!!

what a lovely day! one of my closest friends lives there and says the weather hasnt been that great!

Amy said...


i took my husband to boston for the first time last year and he was smitten! such a great city.

Anonymous said...

Great post! That is a beautiful street. And finally some summer here in Boston : )

Susie (So Blessed) said...

Almost came to Boston for vacation this summer, but went to Charleston instead...maybe next year! The beautiful homes remind me of some of the ones we saw in Charleston.

Thanks for sharing!

(Blueprint Bliss' Mom)

Hill Country House Girl said...

What fun to stumble across your blog! I am in Boston for a few weeks while my husband studies here. I just walked down the same street, but was too intimidated to snap pictures!! I love the ones you shared - they are beautiful! I swear, I wanted to photograph the same blue hydrangeas!! Thank you so much!!

Jessica @ Lavender and Lilies said...

Beautiful. I love the blue door. So pretty.

Ann said...


Looks like you are having the time of day everytime you take a walk in there...entertaining and relaxing at the same time.

livingwithstyle said...

What a lovely walk Lindsay! Marlborough is one of my favorite streets as well :)

Unknown said...

I have only had the pleasure of visiting Boston once and this was my favourite street, thanks for bringing back wonderful memories, loving the blue door and facade at no 80!

Annie Crowninshield said...

love that dirty water!!!!! Boston really will always be my "home".

Blow her a kiss for me!

Pink Wallpaper said...

such a pretty walk....i'd love to see boston!

Laura said...

Oh, how I miss living in the South End and walking up to Newbury and around Back Bay on a lovely day. Jealous! :)

le banc moussu said...

I had a nice walk around Boston this evening. It' raining now in Paris but Pars is allways beautiful.
A bientôt

teaorwine said...

Love the tour offered here of historic street views! My favorite would be the blue doors with white trim.

Yansy said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog. I love Boston and seeing these pics make me want to book a trip asap. Thanks for sharing your beautiful city with us.