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"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth." Diogenes Laertius

Dominated by Harvard University, Cambridge is technically part of the greater Boston metropolitan area. However, it is also a town. It's certainly worth a visit.

I personally enjoyed our visit to Longfellow National Historic Site on Brattle Street.
This home is where the famous American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, first rented and then lived. He wrote his famous poems here, and his friend Nathaniel Hawthorne visited him there. It was also fun to see the famous square bell tower of Christ Church. It's a plain, simple church but quite lovely still.

For a return to your college days, share the academic ambience of Harvard Square. The Harvard Cooperative Society dominates this square. Known as "the Coop", it sells books, posters, and clothes. There are also boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and clubs here.

Radcliffe College also resides in Cambridge. It was founded as a woman's college, and Harvard professors taught there. By the 1940s, that arrangement no longer existed. In 1999, Radcliffe became an institute for advanced study promoting scholarship of women's culture. The architecture of the buildings here are beautiful...Federal and Colonial Revival.%c*

M.I.T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)is also located here. It's a leading university in engineering and science. The architecture on this campus "wowed" me.

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  • Written Aug 16, 2007
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