This past weekend I was fortunate enough to have a friend and my boyfriend in town. Yay for summer visitors!
We had to drive my friend to the airport super early, so the boyfriend and I decided to head to the beach in Nahant to see the sunrise. Not much was open so early for breakfast, so we headed back towards Boston. After a stop at Twin Do-Nuts in Brighton/Allston, I had a full-on sugar rush and forgot all about my early wake up call.
Next, we got stuck in a giant downpour, so we ducked inside the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. Mapparium? I know, sounds weird, but it was actually really cool. It involves stepping inside of a giant globe made of individually painted stained glass panels. For a $6 admission fee ($4 for students) the guided tour was about 15 minutes and included a sound and light presentation. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside, so that was disappointing. It was a unique place to visit and that's what I love - discovering new places in a city where I already think I've seen everything.