Thursday, March 13, 2014

Postcard from Cambridge, Mass.: A tiny tour

Fun sights: Meerschaums at 127-year-old tobacco shop, Leavitt & Peirce. Below (clockwise from top left), sign for the most expensive sandwich in Harvard Square - $100 caviar "Catherine the Great" (sold here), mini ice rink, thoughtful public bike repair stand, free street corner 'library', and a lovely independent used bookseller (dying breed).

20 comments:

William Kendall said...
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William Kendall said...

That is too much for a sandwich!

Seeing those pipes reminds me of my grandfather's pipes.

cieldequimper said...

The caviar had better be good! I think I'll spend an hour or two in the bookshop.

I like pipes. They have style!

llandudnopictures said...

A fine looking collection of things to see and eat... must remember to bring along a credit card to pay for the sandwich though ;-)

Revrunner said...

It's not what Catherine ate that made her great, it was the people she ate with. :-)

Catherine Goron said...

What beautiful pipes! I wonder how often the Catherine sandwich is sold... and to whom ;) Swooning over the little used bookstore!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I can't imagine dropping that much on a sandwich (that's almost a week of groceries for us) but I bet it tastes good.

Hilda said...

Such fun finds! But wow at that sandwich!

Tanya Breese said...

i bet that tobacco shop smelled wonderful! so did you eat the sandwich? ;)

Sharon Anck said...

That tobacco store looks like it was transported whole from London. I so enjoy a good used book store.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How adorable are the pipes in their little pipe cases :) I've never smoked but somehow I find these so appealing! I may have to stick to a $7 toastie from Toastface Grillah Lulu :) Meet you in the used book store, might find something by Gloria Stein :)

Norma Beishir said...

Pipes are classy...but for some reason, pipe smoke always makes me queasy!

RedPat said...

All good things but $100 sandwich?!

James said...

Cambridge looks like a fun place to discover. However a $100 sandwich is not for me. :-)

Randy said...

Nice shots.

Lisa Gordon said...

Now that must be one amazing sandwich!!!
Love these shots, Jude.

Have a wonderful weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'll pass on the sandwich, thank you. Too salty. ;) (Not to mention a tad expensive.)

Peter said...

The collage looks great, agree about independent booksellers. We have one here that has the NYT and divine coffee. When it closes I am moving out.

Lady Lilith said...

Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing the pics.

apricot said...

Very interesting pictures!
I like used book stores!:)