A picnic at the library

The courtyard at the Central Library in Boston is a fantastic spot for a picnic.  After visiting the beautiful new children's wing, walk downstairs and grab some lunch at the Map Room Cafe. The courtyard is a few steps from the cafe and you'll find tables surrounding a fountain.


There are plenty of shady spots to eat lunch.  My kids were interested in the statue in the middle of the fountain (mostly because they thought it was funny that we were eating our lunch looking at her naked bum).  We looked it up and found out that it's called Bacchante and Infant Faun and it depicts a woman celebrating while holding an infant.  How sweet!