Monday, March 10, 2014

Postcard from Cambridge, Mass.: Enter to grow in wisdom

On a winter's day last week: One of many gates leading into Harvard Yard (where a few years back, one professor exercised his 200-year-old right to graze cows). The arched walkway runs under a freshman dormitory, Wigglesworth, once home to Leonard Bernstein and other famed former students.

23 comments:

William Kendall said...

Arches like this are a personal favourite architectural feature. They always seem to beckon

Sharon Anck said...

So that's where you were keeping yourself last week. Hallowed halls indeed.

cieldequimper said...

From Princeton to Harvard, nice! :-)

Fresh milk was a good idea! :-)

Peter said...

Bernstein, another genius.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I could walk through there a hundred times without getting any wiser!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You won me with the arch Lulu but I have to say I enjoyed every single link you gave us. So interesting to see the halls of residence.. Love the name Wigglesworth but think I might have preferred Hurlbut, the amenities sound better :)

Andy said...

In this photo perspective is everything.

llandudnopictures said...

I imagine many an illustrious foot has made its way through this very grand looking archway!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A fantastic shot with this entrance and the quote. Gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Revrunner said...

Better than "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." ;-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Excellent! Oh that is funny about the professor and the cows.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I can imagine you also found many more interesting and visually appealing shots on your NJ break.

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful archway!

EG CameraGirl said...

AA pleasant walkway but I cannot imagine cows at the end of it.

Norma Beishir said...

Good to see you back, Lulu!

I guess it's because I'm from St. Louis...I have a thing for Arches.

Kaya said...

Oh, I love this so beautifully and masterfully framed photo! I love especially that I can see a person at the end of this gate.

Wonderful and very creative, Lulu!

Catherine Goron said...

Great archway! And hopeful quote for incoming freshman :) Welcome back Lulu...

RedPat said...

Great shot! These arches are always a welcoming thing to me - I must see the other side.

LOLfromPasa said...

The contrast in brickwork is interesting. It works well. Interesting background information. At first glance I thought you were going to say you were at our Cambridge :).

Lisa Gordon said...

I love this arch, and you have photographed it beautifully, Jude.
Great perspective.
I hope you have a wonderful week!

orvokki said...

What a perspective, I like a lot.
Hugs

Mo said...

Hope you are having fun on your away time

Randy said...

Nice entry.