A Civil War battlefield, a world class museum, and a beautiful ballpark are three of the places in the world where I always experience the sensation of time standing still. About ten years ago there was considerable talk in Boston of building a new Fenway Park, which I believed was a good move. After seeing the new Yankee Stadium that opened a few years ago I still believe a new Fenway Park would have been the correct decision. One did not realize how run down the old Yankee Stadium was until walking into the new one. Nonetheless the new Sox ownership decided to go in a different direction, adding as many modern amenities as possible and building the Monster seats. The results have indeed been impressive.  Now John Henry and associates may be rewarded. Fenway is on the verge of a listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

(image/Aidan Siegel)