Boston's Secret Spaces: 50 Hidden Corners In and Around the Hub

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Boston’s Secret Spaces offers tantalizing peeks into places ordinary mortals rarely see.

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A beautifully photographed journey behind the scenes to some very special, little-known spaces in and around Boston from athletic spots to historical attractions As a hotelier, I have enjoyed access to the inner sanctums of many great cities of the world. None of them matches Boston. . . . It takes a while, however, to know this city. . . . Boston is subtle, a beautiful woman with a soft voice. When you’re not looking, she steals your heart.
In these pages,
The Boston Globe and Boston.com have done the homework for us by scouting the secret settings that make Boston special. . . . Boston is a kaleidoscope, and we just turn it to find another wonder. Robin Brown, from the Foreword
 The secret spaces include:
Inside the Bruins’ locker room
Feeding the lions at Franklin Park Zoo
Sleeping at Lizzie Borden’s home
The mummy at Mass General
Inside the tank at the New England Aquarium
In the orchestra pit at Blue Man Group
Inside the steeple at Old North Church
Behind the scenes at the Boston Ballet
Underground at the Broadway train station
At the air traffic control tower, Logan Airport
Behind the scenes with a mounted police unit
At the NASA training center, Northeastern University
In the cockpit, WBZ traffic helicopter
At the Breyers ice cream factory
Inside the Christian Science Center’s Mapparium
Beneath the Citgo sign
Underneath the Zakim Bridge
Cruising in the state police Corvette
Inside Bob Kraft’s box at Gillette Stadium
Visiting a nuclear reactor

From the Inside Flap:

All of us have our own secret spots in Boston,” writes hotelier extraordinaire Robin Brown in his foreword to this one-of-a-kind book about this remarkable city. Some are obvious who can miss the Bunker Hill Monument? but others need to be discovered.”
Boston’s Secret Spaces offers tantalizing peeks into places ordinary mortals rarely see. Published in partnership with The Boston Globe and based on its exceedingly popular Boston.com feature, this unparalleled compilation of evocative words and beautiful photographs illuminates fifty of greater Boston’s most intriguing spaces.
Within these pages you’ll go behind the scenes at athletic hot spots such as inside the scoreboard at Fenway and historical landmarks, including JFK’s private dining room at Locke-Ober. You’ll also visit such offbeat locales as MIT’s nuclear reactor and a drag queen’s dressing room. How about a heart-stopping ride in a souped-up Corvette, compliments of the state police? A long abandoned underground train station, anyone?
These secret spaces’ represent places we locals might like to explore ourselves,” writes David Beard, editor of Boston.com, in his introduction, if we didn’t have to trudge to work, or do family chores, or complain about the commute or the weather. We hope the fifty sites selected here, chosen from more than a year’s worth of persistent investigation, capture your imagination and help reawaken a sense of adventure for this City on a Hill.”

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