Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Harvard University

Z and I took the commuter train from Newburyport into Boston and then switched over to the subway for a quick ride to Harvard. We just wanted to walk around Harvard Yard and soak in the mystique of Harvard University. Harvard Yard is a grassy area that constitutes the oldest part of the campus. It's where the freshman dormitories are as well as some libraries and the famous statue of John Harvard, the university's first benefactor. Come along for a quick tour...


Here's the commercial district, Harvard Square - right across the street from the entrance to Harvard Yard...



Entering Harvard Yard...


the Widener Library...


The Memorial Church...


John Harvard statue - supposedly Harvard students
like to urinate on the foot that tourists rub for good luck!



There are lots of shady spots to enjoy...

Not a bad place to go to college!

2 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Ahh, I feel a lot smarter now. Kidding aside always wanted to see that campus too.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Sure enjoyed your travels through Boston, Rockport, and Gloucester. It's been years since I've been there. Rockport and Gloucester are my favorites. Your photos are spot-on perfect, as always! =)