In which The Six-Year-Old visits Faneuil Hall

I am not blessed with words this morning, but we did get to spend a couple of hours acting like tourists this weekend in Faneuil Hall, so I am blessed with pictures. Enjoy!

(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

One of the signs of spring in Boston is the arrival of the street performers at Faneuil Hall. Among the first to greet us was this lovely living statue. A sign at her feet said “Drop a dollar in the column and receive a fortune.”

Ever obedient, especially when it comes to giving out Daddyo’s money, The Six-Year-Old happily obliged. In return, the bronze statue came to life and handed her a scroll which read “Many happy things are coming your way.”

I can only assume the Bronzed Woman was talking about the Balloon Man at Quincy Market, who made The Six-Year-Old this Very Gigantic Balloon Hat, and two little cats to go with it.

(Photo: Michael Howell)

The Six-Year-Old conquers Quincy Market (Photo: Michael Howell)

One of the most magical things about this impressive feat of balloon sculpting is the fact that its shadow glows in colors.

(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

Balloon sculpture on head, The Six-Year-Old wandered up to this sparkling silver statue.

(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

An old hand in the art of bringing statues to life, she immediately held out her hand to Daddyo for the requisite Magic Dollar. In return, she received a golden butterscotch.

(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

It can’t be fun to wear all that make-up for all those hours, but these women are truly spectacular. Even if they did warp my daughter’s sight for a little while.

(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

The Six-Year-Old: “Daddyo, how much will it cost to bring that statue to life?”

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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4 Responses to In which The Six-Year-Old visits Faneuil Hall

  1. I love the statues! I would have never guessed. And what wonderful statues to hand out surprising goodies. Must have been a blast.

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    • Shala Howell says:

      I know, aren’t they fabulous? I don’t remember seeing living statues at Faneuil Hall the last time I took The Six-Year-Old there (back in the days when she was merely a Four-Year-Old or as the Six-Year-Old puts it “never”). But they are a wonderful addition to the area.

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  2. anotherjennifer says:

    Ha! I love that she was trying to get Paul Revere to come to life. So cute. Great pics. We were supposed to go to Boston the week of the bombings. We need to plan another trip!

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    • Shala Howell says:

      Well, if you can pry yourself away from Maine, this is a great time of year to visit Boston. Weather is often lovely — not too hot, not too cold — and while tourist season is just starting to ramp up, it’s not too crowded yet. Thanks for visiting. Happy WW to you too!

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