Durgin Park closed last night. It opened in 1827. The sign over their doors reads “Established before you were born”. It served traditional New England fare in Quincy Market. You could get lobster, prime rib, and pot roast as well as Indian Pudding (molasses and cornmeal) for dessert. After 192 years, it fell due to rising labor costs and losing business to the number of other options that diners have in the city. My wife and I have been there several times, usually for lunch. It always had a nostalgic feel to it. There are two potential buyers, but I don’t know if they will come through.
A few more holiday lights from Boston.
The culinary artists at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel created a likeness of their hotel in gingerbread. I would have made more images but the lighting on the sculpture was really off. It’s quite the work of art.
There are a few big Christmas trees in Boston. The one at Quincy Market is unique in that it was a matrix of digitally controlled lights. This allows for Blink, a light and sound show that takes place every half hour. Three songs are played while patterns and images appear on the tree. You can see a couple of the patterns below.