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Haymarket & the Puerto Rican Festival 2015

Cheatsheet Fact of Life: Haymarket has been there since 1830s


I went to Haymarket, Boston’s – centuries old open air market yesterday. Sellers of fresh produce gathered at Haymarket since 1830s and the tradition continues to this day. I like the way how the history of every place in Boston starts in the 1600s or 1700s or 1800s. Not every American city is backed up by centuries of history.

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I was surprised to find that the produce was decent and was at a great price. I loved this place because it reminded me of the buzzing markets in India. Another great thing about Haymarket is that it is located in the most historic site in Boston, which has ancient pubs and restaurants, like the Green Dragon Tavern and the Union Oyster House. This is a marketplace right in the centre of most happening place in Boston.

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A Puerto Rican Festival was happening across the street. It provided a nice distraction for me. There were performances, food, interesting stalls and lot of recreational activities.  It felt a bit weird to hear only Spanish but I enjoyed the sound of the language and shared the excitement of Puerto Ricans by clicking pictures.

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Quote for this post: History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history – Anselm Kiefer

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