One of the oldest cities in North America,
Boston is probably the most prominent in medicine, high technology
research and production, and education. It is also New England's capital
in terms of banking and finance, shipping, transportation and commerce.
The city is made up of neighborhoods, both commercial and residential,
that have grown up in concentric circles around Boston Common. On
any corner street, you are never far from the rich foundation of history
that has been accumulating over the past three and a half centuries.
The new often exists within the old. The South Church Meeting House,
once occupied by the British, now finds itself invaded by the 20th
Century with the subway at its feet and bustling commerce at its side.
The green of the Common, once food for livestock, now serves as the
city's playground and gathering place.