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Architecture, Chocolate and Lobster Roll

The last few days I walked a lot around Boston and Cambridge as I had my brother visiting from Greece, so we did a little bit of sightseeing, shopping and of course dining! We started off by exploring MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), which I hadn’t visited since I came in Boston back in September, except for shooting briefly the Ray and Maria Stata Center. This particular building is designed by my favorite architect Frank Gehry and this time I took the opportunity to shoot it from many angles, so be prepared for a full on architecture post in the…

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Exploring Harvard Square

  Harvard Square in Cambridge was one of the first places I visited since arriving in Boston. I wanted to see that world famous university which stands here from the 17th century. Now the founders of the university won’t be happy when they find out that I was disappointed. You see, I kind of expected to see Gothic architecture, like Cambridge (UK) has. Well, Harvard hasn’t any Gothic architecture bar from the Memorial Hall, which has some Gothic elements. Needless to say, it’s my favorite building in the area!!! Ok, joking aside, I really enjoy walking through Harvard Yard. It is…

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Harvard Art Museums | Aspects of Style
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A Night at Harvard Art Museums

I’ve made a habit of attending museums after dark in the past few years. First it was  Musee d’Orsay , then the British Museum and now Harvard Art Museums. The latter was a special occasion though, as they re-opened just yesterday after undergoing major renovation led by renowned architect Renzo Piano. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see and hear his speak about the renovation, his concept and his willingness to create a public space within the museum itself. He calls this space “Piazza” and indeed the museums atrium, which also lets natural light come in, does…

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