You’re visiting the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston .
This time, you’re visiting one of the most visible monuments of the Revolutionary War, the Bunker Hill Monument .
The Charlestown neighborhood was always known as a working class neighborhood .
It hasn’t changed from Revolutionary War times until now.
Cobblestone streets still exist, just like they did all those years before there was even a United States .
It seems as though you’ve hit every cobblestone as you walked from the Orange Line station up to Bunker Hill.
In the distance , you can see that tall white pillar that looks almost like the Washington Monument .
They must have had the same architect you think to yourself .
This monument , though, honors a battle that the Americans LOST, not won.
History knows it as the Battle of Bunker Hill, but it was actually Breed ‘ s Hill.
You look around you and see all the houses around the monument .
You’re sure some of these houses dated back to colonial times,probably even the day of the battle as well.
As you take pictures , you wonder what was going on in the minds of the people who lived in them and in the surrounding areas .
Their loved ones were probably fighting for the either side .
Would they see them ever again ?You continue to take pictures and you wonder should you go inside of the monument, but you don’t want to climb up the stairs.
All 294 of them.
Instead, you keep looking up higher and higher into the sky at this monument to a battle that was lost.