Throwback Thursday: Strollin' Through Harvard Yard

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A Visit to Harvard Yard in Cambridge MA

 

Harvard Yard in Cambridge CA

 

Back in 1999 we moved from a sprawling house in the Boston 'burbs to a 3-story Victorian remodeled home (formerly a 2-family converted to a single family) on Line Street in "the city" in Somerville - literally homes on the other side were in venerable and more revered, Cambridge.

 

For a couple of years while working in downtown Boston I used to walk to the T (the subway for non-Bostonians) in Harvard Square, less than a mile away, walking through iconic Harvard Yard twice per day, and past Julia Child's former house among other beautiful Cambridge homes. But "the Yard" was something special.

 

Flashback to 2014 and our trip to Boston to visit a number of close friends following our move in 2005. We were meeting a good friend in Harvard Square for lunch so it was the perfect opportunity to park nearby "the Yard" and stroll through briefly. We have such fond memories of Boston and particularly of Cambridge, and living close to 2 top universities in a community that is rather unique - I liken it to Berkeley CA.

 

Harvard Yard in Cambridge

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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Jeff - Nice photos. The only time I was in Boston, I walked through the Yard and watch the sculls on the Charles River - very cool place.

Aug 10, 2017 02:33 PM #1
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Jeff the Boston area has so much to see.  To bad Boston drivers are nuts!!!  The "T" is the prefered way to travel there.

Aug 10, 2017 02:45 PM #2
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Boston is a city I have yet to see.  It's definitely on my must visit list.

Aug 10, 2017 03:12 PM #3
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Hi Dick Greenberg  - watching the rowers was always a fun past-time and there are some great vantage points.

Hi George Souto  - well, having lived in Boston I can say I heartily agree. It's definitely a place to test your driving skills, patience, and to sorta forget all the important things you learned as a good driver...at least it seems that way for many drivers. LOL. I loved the T.

Jeff

Aug 10, 2017 03:15 PM #4
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Hi Jeff, 

Another city on my American tour list! I have not been to Boston.  I appreciate seeing it through your eyes though.

Aug 10, 2017 04:41 PM #5
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Beautiful photos Jeff!  I can imagine you have lots of wonderful memories about your life there. Sometimes I miss that kind of landscape....but not the snow and cold!

Aug 10, 2017 05:49 PM #6
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Very cool!  Everything I know about Harvard Yard I learned from Click and Clack!  Would love to visit there one day.

Aug 10, 2017 08:04 PM #7
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Hi Chris Ann Cleland  - definitely worth a visit. It's a very walkable city with good public transportation and some great restaurants.

Jeff

Aug 10, 2017 10:39 PM #8
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It's a wonderful city to explore, Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  - Definitely go sometime!

Well I certainly don't miss the snow and cold Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS , but yes we have lots of very fond memories, and good friends back there!

Jeff

Aug 10, 2017 10:40 PM #9
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Hi Dianne Goode 

Wow, that takes me back a few years...Click and Clack. What fun!

Jeff

Aug 10, 2017 10:41 PM #10
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Good morning Jeff.

What fun that must have been.  I'm sue it brought back many fond memories.

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Jeff, next year you can enjoy Boston at NAR although November won't quite look like this.

Aug 11, 2017 10:14 AM #12
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You captured it nicely in photos Jeff Dowler .  I've never been, but it looks beautiful.

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Hi Jeff,  I had no idea what the T was.  In NY, it is just known as the subway.  I've never been to the Yard.  Your photos are great. 

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Hi Jeff- I was in Boston many many years ago but did not get to see Harvard!    Looks like you had good memories. 

Aug 11, 2017 01:58 PM #15
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Jeff everytime I went back this place fell off the must visit places...Fenway Park came before as well as the Back Bay... so with that said thanks for the memories:))Endre

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So beautiful and clean. My daughter used to want to apply to Harvard. 

Thanks for sharing the pictures. 

Aug 11, 2017 11:47 PM #17
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Hi James Dray  - indeed it did. I really liked living in Boston but grew too weary of the long winters. But I love visiting!

Indeed Joe Pryor  - it will be great fun to visit Boston then, even though the weather might not be so nice!

It's a beautiful campus Jim Cheney  You would enjoy a visit to Boston some day!

Jeff

Aug 12, 2017 04:35 PM #18
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Hi Elyse Berman, PA, CRS  - it's funny how the subway has different names depending on the city, isn't it? It's BART in San Francisco, the Tube in London, the Metro in Paris and Washington DC. The list goes on.

It WAS fun to visit some old haunts in Boston Kathy Streib especially Harvard Square.

Jeff

Aug 12, 2017 04:43 PM #19
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We didn't get to Fenway when we were there - too many other sights to see Endre Barath, Jr. 

Hi Inna Ivchenko  - it was just as I remembered it. Thanks for stopping by. Lots of people have dreamed of going to Harvard!

Jeff

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