Cambridge: Our 'Hood

We love our 'hood: Cambridge, MA - and Boston, MA too, just across the Charles River. There are so many wonderful restaurants, parks, nooks and crannies to explore. Here are a few of them.
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - one of the amazing museums just across the river, in Boston.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - one of the amazing museums just across the river, in Boston.

CITGO Sign: Kenmore Square, Boston, MA. Visible from Cambridge - an iconic Boston sign.

CITGO Sign: Kenmore Square, Boston, MA. Visible from Cambridge - an iconic Boston sign.

Stata Center - designed by Frank Gehry for MIT. We have some pretty cool buildings in Cambridge - both old and new. The Stata Center replaced Building 20, a famous MIT building in its own right (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/01/30/120130fa_fact_lehrer?currentPage=all).

Stata Center - designed by Frank Gehry for MIT. We have some pretty cool buildings in Cambridge - both old and new. The Stata Center replaced Building 20, a famous MIT building in its own right (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/01/30/120130fa_fact_lehrer?currentPage=all).

The first public swim in the Charles River in 50 years!

Charles River opens for first public swim since the 1950s

A Cambridge snapshot - taken on the way in to work one morning as the snow drifted gently down - a photo of the Cooper-Frost-Austin House. This house was built by Samuel Cooper, a selectman and deacon, and it's the oldest house in Cambridge (1690).

A Cambridge snapshot - taken on the way in to work one morning as the snow drifted gently down - a photo of the Cooper-Frost-Austin House. This house was built by Samuel Cooper, a selectman and deacon, and it's the oldest house in Cambridge (1690).

A beautiful night view of a Copley Square landmark: Old South Church, located across the street from the Boston Public Library in the Square's NW corner. According to the church's website: "the building, formally known as the “New” Old South Church, is the third home of the congregation, which was gathered in 1669. The building was completed in 1875. . . The Old South congregation baptized Benjamin Franklin on the day he was born in 1706."

A beautiful night view of a Copley Square landmark: Old South Church, located across the street from the Boston Public Library in the Square's NW corner. According to the church's website: "the building, formally known as the “New” Old South Church, is the third home of the congregation, which was gathered in 1669. The building was completed in 1875. . . The Old South congregation baptized Benjamin Franklin on the day he was born in 1706."

A glimpse up at the St. Paul's church tower just outside of Harvard Square has the power to magically and momentarily transport us to Bologna!

A glimpse up at the St. Paul's church tower just outside of Harvard Square has the power to magically and momentarily transport us to Bologna!

Getting a little nostalgic for the view of Boston from the Red Line as you cross Longfellow Bridge - currently the view is obstructed by construction fencing as the bridge gets an overhaul.

Getting a little nostalgic for the view of Boston from the Red Line as you cross Longfellow Bridge - currently the view is obstructed by construction fencing as the bridge gets an overhaul.

The John Harvard statue presides over Harvard Yard, just in front of University Hall. You can see the toe of his left shoe is golden - this is because it routinely gets rubbed for good luck! However, this well known Cambridge landmark hides a few truths. In fact, it's known as the "statue of three lies." As Harvard's blog tells us: "1. That isn’t John Harvard...2. John Harvard wasn’t the founder of Harvard University...[and] 3. Harvard wasn’t founded in 1638."

The John Harvard statue presides over Harvard Yard, just in front of University Hall. You can see the toe of his left shoe is golden - this is because it routinely gets rubbed for good luck! However, this well known Cambridge landmark hides a few truths. In fact, it's known as the "statue of three lies." As Harvard's blog tells us: "1. That isn’t John Harvard...2. John Harvard wasn’t the founder of Harvard University...[and] 3. Harvard wasn’t founded in 1638."

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