Harvard Square - Harvard University, Boston

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    The entrance to the yard.
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    See the street performers

    by duanestorey Updated Apr 8, 2003

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    If you walk around Harvard Square for a while, you'll usually see some really awesome street performers. When I was there, we saw this 10 year old drummer who was absolutely amazing.. Here's a shot of himin action..

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    Harvard

    by hardywang Written Jan 11, 2003

    One of the top universities around the world, also with very long history. As I imagined before I saw with my own eyes, this university should be a very grand one, but is is actually a bit disappointed to me, the buildings are so normal.

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    Among the countless...

    by jujuc18 Updated Sep 7, 2002

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    Among the countless activities, I must encourage tourists of a few of my favorites...Harvard Square, for one...'center of student life...'
    With little shops all along the sides of every street, Harvard Square is a joy to just walk around and browse...there are restaurants, cinemas, and hotels...Especially on Friday afternoon/evenings, try to visit when the musicians, artists, magicians, etc.,come out to play!
    The place is littered with all forms of fun entertainment and activities for all ages! Occasionally stars are seen on Harvard Square...one having been Christina Ricci...Did I forget to mention...Matt Damon and Ben Affleck grew up here?

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    When in Boston you have to go...

    by welshwonder Written Aug 26, 2002

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    When in Boston you have to go to check out Harvard which is a gorgeous university with beautiful grounds. Also make sure that you go to Salam, I really had to go from a historical perspective. I was expecting something quite eerie but unfortunately much of it was really tacky. Some of the museums have reinactments of what happened about the witch hunts and thats interesting.
    The Salam thing because it figured prominent in history, to see how something like that could happen.

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    Fogg Art Museum.

    by Dr._Aldakov Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Unlike standard Fine Arts Museum this one is much more interesting. Has very nice collection, altrhough isn't very big inside. Very interesting collection of impressionists from all over the world: even from Scandinavia which don't spoil the impression.
    Very different from typical huge city museums.

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    This is a picture of a church...

    by Raquelle Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is a picture of a church located just outside Havard University in Cambridge. Harvard is definitely a must see when visiting Boston. You can walk around the grounds of the campus and see the beautiful buildings that the students are privileged to be able to study at.
    As you can see from the picture there had been alot of snowfall over the previous few days.

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    The Ivy League

    by donovanel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, MIT...there are so many colleges all on top of one another here. Definitely a must see for anyone looking to attend college soon...Boston College was the first college I ever toured and helped me decide what factors were important when looking at other campuses.

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    Harvard University & Its Art Museum

    by blue_sky04 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    When I visited the Harvard University, I also visited the art museum there. The Sackler museum has very interesting collections.

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    Memorial Church

    by Tijavi Updated Mar 21, 2010

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    Probably the most photographed of Harvard's halls, the Memorial Church was built in 1931. Its iconic steeple was patterned after that of the Old North Church in Boston's North End.

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    Massachusetts Hall

    by Tijavi Updated Mar 20, 2010

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    To your left on entering the main gate, Massachusetts Hall is Harvard's oldest building, built in 1720.

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    Peabody Museum

    by el_ruso Written Aug 2, 2005

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    This is a museum devoted primarily to natural sciences. It is located on the grounds of Harvard University.

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    Cambridge

    by el_ruso Written Aug 2, 2005

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    The suburb of Cambridge is across the river. It is home to Harvard U, MIT, other sights. You can take the Red line here.

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    Harvard

    by stiab3 Written Feb 28, 2005

    Ivy League university and one of America's most famous. I visited out of curiousity more than anything else.

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    More than just books

    by Greenwood143 Written May 6, 2004

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    The Harvard Square / Harvard University is a great place to get interesting used books and nice discussions un cafes around the square.
    Great times just walking around the campus and the square.

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    HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Here were...

    by karinyeung Written Aug 25, 2002

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    HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Here were are posing as Harvard students walking to class... Heh heh... Only when you are young...

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