I received this lovely view of Boston from my postcard pal Laura earlier this year. I just love the colours here!
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper had a population of 617,594 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country.
With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine. The city's economy is also based on research, electronics, engineering, finance, and high technology—principally biotechnology. As a result, the city is a leading finance center, ranking 12th in the Z/Yen top 20 Global Financial Centers. The city was also ranked number one for innovation, both globally and in North America, for a variety of reasons. Boston has been experiencing gentrification, and has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, though it remains high on world livability rankings, ranking third in the US and 37th globally.
On this postcard you can see the Hancock Tower, Boston's tallest building. The 60-story home office of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company is a Boston landmark.
The card came in an envelope as Laura also sent me a birthday greeting card. :) The stamp on the left is the well known definitive stamp from 2003, showing the American Clock. The stamp in the middle is from a set of 5 stamps issued earlier this year, depicting Latin Music Legends, the one here showing Tito Puente. The stamp on the right is from earlier this year as well, with the title 'Neon Celebrate!'.