Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Harvard yard

this is harvard yard; the oldest part and center of the campus of harvard university. the oldest building still standing dates back from 1720. harvard yard was locked down for several weeks last year, when some students played "occupy boston" and had tents in the grassy area behind the people you see in the pic (as you can see in my old post here). it was then only accessible to those with a harvard id, and thus rather empty, while normally its a very touristy area! it is also the home of harvard freshmen (first year students); 13 of the 17 freshman dormitories are located in harvard yard (you see 2 of them in the pic). must be weird living in a tourist hotspot, although i think most harvard students actually enjoy this attention....
as you can see, also here the grass turned freshly green; it really makes everything around here very pretty (only now you are not allowed to walk on it anymore).

4 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Ah yes, the Occupy, they are all nearly vanished. In Amsterdam there is only a small wooden info-point left at the stock exchange place. Nice to see a piece of Havard, never seen before, such a famous university.

Kay said...

It looks like they're trying to revive the grass; you may be able to walk on it once it's flourishing again.

Nellies said...

"some students played "occupy boston" , haha that made me laugh out loud. great photo Cat, I love the sight of all this fresh green grass.

Julie Storry said...

Yes, I like the colour of the grass compared with the colour of the buildings. Note, too, that the people are all rugged up still, so not very warm over your way as yet.