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Ferry Charlestown Navy Yards -Boston Aquarium | Self guided Charlestown trek - Tour auto-guidé de Charleston

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The ferry Charlestown Navy Yards - Boston Aquarium is one option to end the Charlestown self-guided trek

 It's a 10-minute mini-cruise that brings you in front of the North End, then into the heart of the city. 

 There are even seats on the outer deck, facing the city!

Otherwise, you take the Charlestown Bridge back and you arrive next to North Station. It's about one extra mile walk.

Le ferry Charlestown Navy Yards - Boston Aquarium est une option pour finir le trek auto-guidé de Charlestown.

C'est une mini croisère de 10 mn qui vous fait passer en face du North End puis arrive au coeur de la ville.

Il y a même des sièges sur le pont extérieur, faisant face à la ville!

Sinon, vous reprenez le pont de Charlestown et vous arrivez près de North Station. C'est environ 1.5km de marche en plus.

The Longwood & Fenway trek - Le trek de Longwood & Fenway | Fenway Park, Boston

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The Longwood & Fenway trek passes through Fenway Park and if you have never been to this place, it's worth the trip even if you do not like baseball. Fenway Park is the oldest baseball stadium in the US, where the Red Sox have been training since 1912. Who, from the Red Sox or the stadium, is the best known, hard to say?! Located almost in the city center, Fenway Park is also one of the smallest stadium of the MLB. It's classified as a Historical Landmark since 2012. Around, in the adjacent streets, the animation is constant and goes crazy during games. If you do not want to buy a ticket to visit the place, a bar offers a view of the lawn in exchange for a drink.


Le trek de Longwood & Fenway passe par Fenway Park et si vous n'êtes jamais allé(e)s dans cet endroit, il vaut le déplacement même si vous n'aimez pas le baseball.

Fenway Park est le plus ancien stade de baseball des USA, l'endroit où…

Before the concert - Avant le concert | Jordan Hall | New England Conservatory - Conservatoire de la Nouvelle-Angleterre | Boston

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Before the concert at Jordan Hall, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, there is always this waiting time before the musicians arrive. The room fills up little by little, each one finds its place, the noise of the voices amplifies as the hour approaches. Then an announcement, the light goes down, they arrive. After the applause, the magic can begin. That night, it was the Philharmonix, a group of six musicians from the philharmonic orchestras of Vienna and Berlin, known for their good mood and mix of classical music, folk, pop, jazz and Latin. Jordan Hall is a superb room classified as a historical monument. Its acoustics are renowned and its classical music concerts are often more experimental than those of the Boston Symphony next door. Jordan Hall is also at the beginning of the South End trek. The students of the conservatory often repeat during the day and those of the entrance will probably let you go inside if you ask them to see the Hall.…

ISEC Center, Northeastern University, Boston | The Fenway & Longwood trek - Le trek de Fenway & Longwood

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The ISEC Center at Northeastern University in Boston is a fairly recent addition to the university buildings. 

Completed in 2017, it favors movement and fluidity as much in its architectural design as in its educational destination. 

Take the Fenway & Longwood trek on Urban Trekking Boston and your footsteps will take you to this unique place.

Le centre ISCE de Northeastern University à Boston est une addition assez récentes aux bâtiments de l'université. 

Achevé en 2017, il privilégie le mouvement et la fluidité autant dans sa conception architecturale que dans sa destination éducative. 

Prenez le trek de Fenway & Longwood sur Trekking Urbain à Boston et vos pas vous conduiront à cet endroit unique.

Chapel - chapelle | MIT, Cambridge | architect(e) Eero Saartinen | Boston +

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The MIT chapel in Cambridge, designed by architect Eero Saarinen, is a good example of his neo-futuristic style. From the outside, a brick cylinder; around the cylinder, moats to make the place an island of serenity; hidden windows that allow the sun's reflections to wavy on the interior walls; a metallic structure designed by Harry Bertoia that captures the light from above. If you are following the Cambridge / MIT trek, the chapel is on your way and worth a detour. Eero Saarinen is known for the ark he created in St Louis, the tulip chair and, just in front of the chapel, the Kresge auditorium and its light metal structure resting on only 3 points. You will also see it on your way.


La chapelle de MIT à Cambridge, conçue par l'architecte Eero Saarinen, est un bon exemple de son style neo-futuriste. 

De l'extérieur, un cylindre en brique; autour du cylindre, des douves pour faire de l'endroit une île de sérénité; …

New York State Pavilion | Flushing Meadows Corona Park | Queens | New York City

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The New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Park, New York City, it's the end of the movie Men in Black 1, when the towers, in fact spaceships, fly away (if I remember correctly). It's also what remains of the 1964-65 World Fair; next to it, the Unisphere which, in the movie, stands out from its base and rolls to try to crush the heroes. All these places and the new Chinatown in Flushing will be explored in more detail in the upcoming Flushing Meadow Corona trek, soon on Urban Trekking New York. In the meantime, you can already use the 15 self-guided tours already available on the site if you want to visit New York City on foot, on and off the beaten track.


Le New York State Pavilion dans le parc de Flushing Meadows à New York City, c'est la fin du film de Men in Black 1 quand les tours, en fait des vaisseaux spaciaux, s'envolent  (si je me souviens bien). 

C'est aussi ce qui reste de l'exposition …

North Head Harbour | woodcut & colored pencils - xylogravure et crayons de couleur | Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada

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"North Head Harbour" is a 4x6" woodcut hand colored with pencils; its 1st edition was mainly blue and hand colored with watercolor but I changed this one to reflect some of the lights at sunrise.

North Head is the name of one of the villages on Grand Manan Island, an island in the Bay of Fundy. The print is a very partial representation of its lively and colorful harbor (spelled "harbour" in Canadian English!).

To see more prints about this island, go to


"North Head Harbour" est une xylogravure colorée à la main avec des crayons de couleur; sa 1ère édition était colorée principalement en bleu avec de l'aquarelle mais j'ai changé celle-ci pour représenter une partie des couleurs du soleil levant.

North Head est le nom d'un des villages de l'île de Grand Manan, une île de la baie de Fundy. La gravure est une représentation très partielle de son…

05/04/19 | Patrick Barry, Ra, S4mvk4, Mila Savi | UnchARTed, Lowell, MA | DJ set

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On 05/04/19, Patrick Barry, Ra, S4mvk4 and Mila Savi were at UnchARTed, a small multimedia venue in Lowell; 4 DJs for three hours of underground techno.
On the walls, works of art; on the menu, pizza; on stage and generally, a wide variety of musicians often local and always innovative.

To learn more about this place and find others off the beaten track, go to the "Beyond Boston" page on Urban Trekking in Boston.


Le 04/05/19, Patrick Barry, Ra, S4mvk4 et Mila Savi étaient à UnchARTed, une petite salle de spectacle multimédia de Lowell; 4 DJ pour trois heures de techno underground. 

Aux murs, des oeuvres d'art; au menu, de la pizza; sur scène et en général, une grande variété de musiciens souvent locaux et toujours innovants. 

Pour en savoir plus sur cet endroit et en trouver d'autres hors des sentiers battus, allez sur la page "Au delà de Boston"  sur Trekking Urbain à Boston.

Dialogue 52 | Heron changes his plans - Héron change ses plans | A Singular Domain - Les Espaces Discrets

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The dialogue 52, "Heron changes his plans", is one of the last dialogues published in "A Singular Domain". As Héron and Bâton notice when they meet, things suddenly change quickly around the ponds and once again, it is no different from what is happening elsewhere in the world. This time, Heron tells Stick that Heronnee cannot come as he had hoped and that, as a consequence, he is the one that is going to leave. Stick invites him to his marriage with Wand. To find this dialogue and all the others of the story, go to


Le dialogue 52, "Héron change ses plans", est un des derniers dialogues publiés dans "Les Espaces Discrets".

Comme Héron et Bâton le remarquent quand ils se rencontrent, les choses changent soudain rapidement autour des étangs et une fois encore, ce n'est pas différent de ce qui se passe partout ai…