city: boston

vcr tune-up shop

from r.i.p.d. (2013) posted in movies by crabapple

Normally Sulgrave News, this convenience shop was dressed as a VCR repair shop for the cartoonish film R.I.P.D.

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paradise rock club

from u2 posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

U2's live album Live from Boston 1981 was recorded at the Paradise Rock Club (at the time the Paradise Theater) on March 6, 1981 during their Boy Tour.

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stitches (former)

from louis c.k., sarah silverman, adam sandler posted in television by nevereatshreddedwheat

I don't know if you can call the open mic night at Stitches in Boston legendary, but it is where Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Adam Sandler and many other aspiring comics got on stage for the very first time in the 80s. Amateurs were given five minutes. Louis C.K. bombed and left the stage after a minute and half, but Sarah Silverman has said her set the first time up 'was pretty successful.'

The comedy club used to be located in the front room (currently the Paradise Lounge) of the Paradise Rock Club.

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paul revere house

from american revolution, freedom trail posted in history by pete_nice

A small wooden house built in the North End in 1680, the Paul Revere House is the oldest building in Boston.

The home was purchased by Revere in 1770 when he was 35 years old. It was where he was living with his family (he had 16 children in all) when he made his famous ride to Lexington on April 18, 1775. This was later immortalized by Longfellow’s famous poem "Paul Revere’s Ride".

Today, the home is part of the Freedom Trail.

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benjamin franklin statue

from benjamin franklin posted in history by pete_nice

Installed at this location in 1856, this 8-foot bronze statue of Benjamin Franklin was placed here in front of the former location of the Boston Latin School- a school that Declaration of Independence signers Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine all attended.

Founded on April 13, 1635, the Boston Latin School was the first public school in the United States. The original school building was torn down in 1745, but has survived at several different locations since then. It continues today in the Fenway neighborhood, and now accepts boys and girls.

Interestingly, Franklin was the most famous high school dropout from the Boston Latin School.

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