Aby-a-Day – October 12: “In fourteen hundred and ninety two…”

Whether or not Columbus Day should even be a holiday anymore is up for debate…not that I care, since I never get it off anyway. But Christopher Columbus is kind of a big deal in Boston.

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At least, his park is. Christopher Columbus Park was Boston’s first waterfront park, opened in 1976 for the Bicentennial.

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A large Carrera marble statue of Columbus is a central feature of the park. In more ways than one; Chris’s statue gets beheaded and vandalised with red paint quite a bit by people who aren’t big fans of Columbus’ adventures in the New World.

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Be that as it may, here’s Jacoby and Chris hanging out at the park, waiting for their ship to come in.