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Sunday, October 22, 2006


Jeremy and I took a walk though Harvard Yard after going to the Head of the Charles Regatta today.

The Head of the Charles is the largest rowing race in the country (maybe the world?) and is held in Boston every year. I've been really excited to see it but was disappointed to find out that they race one at a time, not head to head. The crowd lazily watched the races while drinking cider. No one clapped or cheered once.

Harvard Yard proved to be a bit more exciting because I recognized it from movies. But even here I expected people to be more energetic. Possibly rooting eachother on while finishing complex math problems or people just giving eachother high fives and screaming "We go to Harvard!"

3 Comments:

Anonymous stetsko said...

In fact, unless you are discussing movies shot prior to Love Story, it is unlikely that you actually saw the Yard in film.

Harvard hasn't let film crews in the yard since the 70's. Except for external and aerial shots, everything "set" in the Yard was shot elsewhere: Radcliffe, HBS, the University of Minnesota.

Yes, I used to give tours. FYI, directly to the right of Sarah's picture is Massachusetts Hall, the oldest standing building at Harvard.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Stetsko went to Harvard!

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Claireese said...

Not everyone is as enthusiastic about Math as myself, I long for a satisfying high five after disecting a juicy differential equation

1:35 PM  

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