Ruby Tuesday brings us back to the preceding weekend. And of course, the useful Canon point-and -shoot is always nearby to capture moments and memories.
We were in Boston for the wedding of my nephew Steven to the beautiful and elegant Aiko, the look of young love so perfectly captured on this warm day. Love was truly in the air. The best ruby is in the glow of bride and groom as the cake is cut.
The reception at the Parris restaurant upstairs in the Quincy Market building at Faneuil Hall has a few rubies itself.
The sign above is reddish in hue, the eclectic ruby lighting a neat artistic effect to all attendees...
After the ceremony, many from the wedding party and guests decided to meet in the touristy part of Boston. So many restaurants and cafes in this old city, the couple who live in Boston and their local friends thought the Red Sky was the place.
Plenty of ruby on this modern building includes the lighting on their sign, the brick facade and the flowers in the boxes on the balconies of the apartments.
The cafe tables outdoors were a nice touch for the old-timers who were there. Boston is a hip place to live if you are young, and upon entering the restaurant I would say the demographic inside was undergraduate plus 2-3 years at the most.
However, outside us older-timers had a great time, talking with cousins and such we do not often see. The conversation was really fun, a nice wrap-up to a most excellent day...
Sunday was not planned, so Patti and I walked around this part of Boston for breakfast. We weren't interested in the few obvious places around the financial district such as DD and Starbucks - we looked and looked. We found this place on the waterfront, although it did not open for brunch until 10:00. Joe's-Waterfront offered very nice waterfront vistas, inside and out.
So the rubies are obvious, the sign and the red-white-blue bunting that lined the pier. Even in the heat and humidity, the briny breezes that wafted from the harbor were nice so we had our stuffed omelets with a side order of nice ambience. We could very easily get used to this...
The city is nice, the history and granite construction of our hotel was stunning, and it was accessible and convenient. The only and minor complaint is that cobblestone and broken (ruby) brick pavement gives a hard ride in a wheelchair. That's it - less than 140 miles (225 km) and a mere 2.5 hour drive. We will be back!
See rubies all over at Mary's always fun meme!