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Copyright © 2014 Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara Designed, printed and bound in the United States of America. All rights reserved. No part of this book (except small portions for review purposes) may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electric or mechanical, including photocopying and recording or by any information storage, or retrieval system, without permission from the author. For information please contact: mike@daikubara.com The Freedom Trail® is a registered trademark of The Freedom Trail Foundation, Inc. This book is independently published and is not affiliated with the Freedom Trail Foundation. Old North Church® is a registered trademark of Christ Church in the City of Boston, Inc. Boston Tea Party® and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum® are registered trademarks of Boston Tea Party Ship, Inc.


Introduction Each year over 3.2 million people visit Boston Massachusetts and walk the Freedom Trail, making it one of the most visited historical attractions in the United States. I once walked the trail when I first moved out to Boston 5 years ago but having little interest in history, I forgot this city had such a famous tourist attraction. This summer I decided to walk the trail again, but this time carrying my small backpack filled with my art supplies and sketching anything I found attracting along the way. Each Saturday I would go sketch, then would come home to do research on the things I sketched that I did not know of (learning a little at a time - the abundance of history this city has to offer) then would head back out to the trail the following week. In total I ended up walking for 11 weeks sketching the entire 2.5 mile journey and enjoyed every bit of it! Now I know a little bit more about American history, and most of all have a much greater appreciation for my hometown of Boston. If you have not walked The Freedom Trail, I hope this book might encourage you to take a visit. For those that have walked the trail, I hope the book might show you things you did not know of, wanting to make you walk the trail again!

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Irish Famine Sculptures. A set of very sad themed sculptures. Pigeons resting on their heads.


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Urban Sketching The Freedom Trail  

Each year over 3.2 million people visit Boston Massachusetts and walk The Freedom Trail, making it one of the most visited historical attrac...

Urban Sketching The Freedom Trail  

Each year over 3.2 million people visit Boston Massachusetts and walk The Freedom Trail, making it one of the most visited historical attrac...

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