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Boston/Cambridge Diary: Shoe-shine

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Part of ‘Boston/Cambridge Diary’ series: context here

Things to do whilst killing time on your last day in Boston. Go visit the shoe-shine man who is stationed atop the bridge over the turnpike near the top of Boylston Street. 3 dollars. Shiny shoes.

It’s not something I’d ever done before and the urge to ask after “the word on the street” was almost overwhelming.



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