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Finding Boston’s Parc Monceau: Ramler Park

Paris is known for its beautiful, lush, sweeping parks, and they’re one of the many reasons I really miss Paris. While they all have the requisite benches, ponds, lakes, fountains, and lots of flowers and greenery, each park has something unique about it.

Once I moved back to Boston, I made sure to spend any free time just wandering around, much like I would do in Paris. As a result, I’ve found so many beautiful and serene spots that I never noticed before – and I lived here for 6 years!

On on particular trip, I discovered Ramler Park. This park is really well-hidden and probably only known by its residents.

What caught my attention were flashes of the most vibrant cobalt blue. Once I stepped inside and saw this charming park, I knew I found my Boston-version of Parc Monceau.

Wandering definitely pays off!

Boston Ramler Park fountain

Luckily I didn’t see this sign when I passed by the park, otherwise I might have just walked by. The sign is really unassuming, especially once you see what’s inside.

Boston Ramler Park Sign

Let’s go in!

I love how you can see a glimpse of a fountain from the entrance. The gorgeous cobalt blue of the fountain and benches really stand out. But the best is yet to come!

Boston Ramler Park

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Isn’t this bench perfectly framed by the colorful plants and trees? It looks like the perfect place to read.

Boston Ramler Park

More cobalt benches!

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This scene is just glorious, I want to just jump right in!

Boston Ramler Park

I really love fountains; there’s something soothing about listening to the water fall. To me, it’s the perfect background noise when reading.

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If you’ve read my post on Parc Monceau, you’ll see that it has a most unexpected Greek Collanade:

Paris in Boston Parc Monceau
Parc Monceau in Paris

Imagine my surprise when I found a mini-version in this park!

Boston Ramler Park

Boston Ramler Park

There’s even a book exchange under the columns, where you leave a book and take a book. What a great idea!

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A mini-library within the columns!

Boston Ramler Park Greek columns

This really is an oasis away from the city, exactly like the parks in Paris. I’m so glad I found it over the summer and that I saw it with all the flowers blooming. I’ll definitely be back to see it once the weather gets warmer.

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However, right now it’s winter and the park looks like this:

Boston Ramler Park in Winter

I don’t think Paris’ winters are so bad that the snow reaches the benches!

Boston Ramler Park in Winter

On this visit, I noticed that the wrought iron fence incorporates birds into its design. It’s the little details that make me happy 🙂

Boston Ramler Park Fence

What’s your favorite find while wandering your city? Let me know in the comments!

Merci!