Friday, March 14, 2014

Postcard from Cambridge, Mass.: A tiny tour II

Through the looking glass at Harvard's Science Center. Just a few blocks beyond are (below) the blue plaques of Irving Street, marking the home of psychologist William James (#95) and birthplace of poet e e cummings (across the street). A few doors over is the grey home of American culinary icon Julia Child, who lived and worked for 40 years at #103, broadcasting her shows from its kitchen (now housed at a Smithsonian Museum). Enjoy your weekend!

27 comments:

Merisi said...

I am enjoying your virtual tour, immensely so!
William James is one of my heroes, and I have never seen a picture of the e.e.cummings place. Julia's home, instead, looks very familiar. What a woman she was, what a couple, she and her husband.

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Cloudia said...

You are a fun traveling companion!



ALOHA from Honolulu
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cieldequimper said...

The reflection makes it look like a prison tier!

Love all the plaques and how they are remembered!

a.s.m. said...

Interesante pequeño recorrido por Cambridge, esta bien.
Ángel

-Buen fin de semana.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh wow - lots of history there!

Tanya Breese said...

oh you are having a great time!

William Kendall said...

Both houses look lovely, and I do like the effect of that glass.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The library in a previous post was amazingly huge. We have never toured Harvard during visits to MA and should do so on a future trip. It's been fun seeing the varied sights in your posts, Lulu. It appears there is still much snow there as well; none here.

Sharon Anck said...

Julia had a beautiful house to call home. These days we see Ina Garten and Giada De Laurentlis taping their cooking shows from their very own kitchens on opposite ends of the country.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I guess Julia Child was the first of the 'in their own kitchen' TV cooks, gosh how many are there now! Have you seen Julie and Julia, with Meryl Streep playing Julia, fab movie! Have a good weekend Lulu!

Norma Beishir said...

I love the looking glass effect!

llandudnopictures said...

The blue plaques are a great idea, thanks for the stroll through the neighbourhood!

RedPat said...

I like the idea of those blue plaques!

Kaya said...

I read with great interesting about Julia Child and William James. The pictures are fantastic, Lulu!

I wish you a nice weekend!!!

Randy said...

Nice tour!

Jack said...

Is Savenor's still there? I used to see Julia and her husband buying meat there. It was very close to Irving Street. I lived several blocks further out, in a rickety three-decker in Somerville.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love seeing these photos from Cambridge...my old stomping ground many years ago. ;)

José Mendonça said...

'Through the looking glass' is a very cool shot!

Peter said...

Also like the fish eye effect (we bloggers search for different angles). Must visit Cambridge.

Hilda said...

This made me smile. The invitation my husband and I designed for our wedding began with a verse from e.e.cummings.

LOLfromPasa said...

Always admired Julia Child. Fun to see her home. Top shot kept my attention for quite some time :). Love the image. Great tour!

Linda said...

Fun post! Love the first image!!!

LONDONLULU said...

Jack - yes, Savenor's is still there! Though slightly further down the street from it's former location.