As a professor, I had to pay a visit to Harvard. I fell head over heels in love with the campus, especially the brick buildings. I bought a cup of coffee from the graduate student center and thought about what it would be like to go to school here.
Here's a picture of me in front of the library. I was a little disappointed that entry was restricted to students and faculty, as I believe knowledge should be accessible to everyone who seeks it.
I took a stroll around Boston Common, which was full of history. It's actually the oldest city park in the U.S., dating back to 1634!
...and a very cool memorial to Col. Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment, one of the first African-American units in the Civil War.
Dating back to 1660, the Old Granary Burial Ground is Boston's third oldest cemetery. Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere are all buried here.
I stopped for a drink and a bite to eat at the Omni Parker House, which featured in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence. 19th century writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Mark Twain hung out here. So did Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.
I loved strolling along the waterfront...
...with my favorite travel companion!
Read Traveling Teddy's story here.
I'm so glad to have befriended this beautiful city, and I look forward to returning one day...for work or pleasure!