The Puvis de Chavannes (blue going so well with marble) are the most beautiful things in America..
Auto-drive - continuation after public library. Parks. Fen-like park. Skirting Brookline - richest per capita. Mrs. Jack Gardner's house with a screen to cut off school.
Pleasure roads only.
Yacht clubhouse overlooking old harbour. 4-masted schooner.
Boston is a circular city repeated ad infinitum.
Then vast wool warehouses.
"Coffee and spices".
Then circular streets. Elevated. Tram cars.
To Boston Yacht Club; in an old warehouse.
Low ceilings - great beams.
Extreme and splendid nauticality of this club.
Wheel of Spray in which the regretted Slocum wafted himself around the world.
Huge, square port-hole (faced with arm-chairs with great wide arms), across which ships are continually passing.
"Best thing about Boston is the 5 o'clock train to New York." (Thomson)
I had no glimpse of real Bostonians, 'old Back Bay folks' who graduate between Beacon Street and State Street and Somerset Club and never go beyond. Confusing New England with the created universe.
Navy Yard. Constitution built 1799. Roomy, much metal.
Then into Italian Quarter, curving tram-liney streets, cobbled; (Italian signs up and down), and so gradually into business quarter, which I saw yesterday with Corrigan: (all previous part of morning so different from this).
Legend of Paul Revere floating like a mist through Italian streets.
Paul Revere's signal church spire. (Closed because only 6 in congregation?)
Old State House. Beautiful building. Massacre close by. Lion and Unicorn on the roof.
Boston is finished. Complete.