I fell in love with Boston the first time I visited it. I always tell everyone that it reminds me a lot of Tomsk. Although, if to think what may be common between the two cities? Completely different styles of architecture, even though both cities were founded in the 17th century.
Today I think it dawned on me. These cities seem alike because of people, or rather crowds of people on the streets.
Living in Tomsk, I’m used to people around. Even after 8 PM, when I finished work, there were a lot of people on the streets, in shops, in transport – everywhere. You just can’t feel alone.
New Bedford is different. Daniel always tells me we live in the city. But there are no people on the streets, except for the downtown. Everyone is driving. And after 8 PM it’s dark and empty in the residential districts.
Boston is always crowded. Office and non-office employees, tourists, students. Many Russians. And of course – Chinatown. You just can’t feel alone.
Maybe that’s why I feel comfortable in crowded Boston.
It was too crowded in Boston today though. Of course – summer, holidays, nice weather.
I was happy and independent as usual on my short journeys.