Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A famous Boston Tour!

And so begin our summer tours of our most favorite city(and areas around. ) We got into the car last weekend and were very nervous.Where can we go?we thought,and then we said of course to Cambridge!! Now there is so much to see there that PL1+2 couldn't get everything and PL2 had to divide it into part one and two.Part 1 is alot of historical and part 2 will be to get a flavor of the city.....So sit back and off we go........





Oh for crying out loud PL2 slipped this in....It is in her words THE GREATEST hamberg place in the world.It is very funky and has LOTS of memorabilia from long ago and has THE BEST HAMBERGS,FRENCH FRIES AND ONION RINGS.

OK they threw this in too..This is the Harvard Book Store wherePL1+2 spend HOURS in..........

Oh for crying out loud...whose blog is this?This is the Grolier Poetry Book Store. Besides being a book store of poetry only, the owner used to have dog who ran the store for her and who was there all the time......(PL1 spends a lot of time here)

Get ready,you are going through one of the entrances to the famous Harvard Yard!!!( or to those who do not live in Massachewsitts) Hahvahd Yahd(where you can not pahk your cah because cahs are not allowed)



This is the yard which was inspired by Cambridge University in England in 1630(as the founders came from there)



This is a dorm right in the yard.PL2 says her dorm didn't look like that...








Another dorm. Actually kids were moving out that day Many many famous people in these dorms...Thoreau,Emerson,J.F.K............






Another dorm.......




This is the Widener library named after a Harvard alum who went down on the Titanic. His whole personal library is there. This library has the most UNBELIEVABLE books in the world there and is the largest stack library in the world(I asked to see some but was refused entry.......hurumph...)








They were getting ready for graduation with this tent outside(We don't know when graduation is..)and everyone sits outside..It is lovely.....








Emerson hall named after the famous Ralph Waldo Emerson.......



Administrative offices.....



This is the oldest building. During the revolution american soldiers were quartered there and Harvard College moved to the town of Dover to accomadate them









This is the statue of John Harvard. It is good luck to rub his shoe before finals(see the really shiny foot??)




This is Massachusetts Hall and Presidents Faust's office In1718 troops were quartered here






This is Memorial Hall It has a beautifull memorial to men who fell in the Civil War however only Harvard men and only those who fought who fought for the north !


This is an original pump where the students had to get their water!Can you imagine in the middle of our cold winters!!!!(see the kids moving out?)






....Check out this electric bus!!!!!(outside of the yard)






Leaving through another entrance you can see a bit of the Law School


Now we have left the Yard and thought you might like to see Radcliffe(which used to be the womens part but is now every body)


To get there you must go through the Cambridge Common and there you will see this..a monument to George Washington under a tree and it is where he assumed command of the Continental Army.PL2 tried to get the tree and the monument but as you see didn't.PL1 said it was the same tree...( if you really want to know the truth,part one the history part??Well PL1 provided us with all the historical info.In part 2 which is all the stores and food and stuff??PL2 was the expert there.....)






OK this is enough for part one......Stay tuned for part 2..... Radcliffe,stores,food, abit of what is still left of the old Cambridege from the 60's and indeed Click and Clack's office! Love ,your tour guides A+A at your service












26 comments:

Lacy said...

w00f's A and A, bute ti ful place....cant wait till tomorrow fur part 2...

b safe,
~rocky~

Gus said...

Wonderful Tour...beautiful day, Talented Guides. Muzzer is looking forward to the visit to Click and Clack's office (in a perverted sort of way!)

kisses
gussie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Agatha and Archie!
Thanks for the Boston tour! That let us know your place better!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, what a pawsome adventure you two had! I felt like I was there with you guys. Woohoo!

Butt shakes,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh what a pawsome tour. Thanks for showing us

~ Girl girl

Jackson said...

Hey pals, J1 is a big book shop and library fan, so she really enjoyed your photos! Pawsonally, I prefered the photo of the hamburger place. Hehehe! J x

Niamh said...

You two sure get around. I've never been to Boston but it looks like an excellent place to take a long walk. You should start your own tour company.

Your friend,
Niamh

Pearl & Opal & Harley said...

A & A, thanks for the tour of Harvard, Nanny always wanted to visit there and now she has. Great photos keep them coming.
Hugs, bellyrubs, smoochies
Pearl

Toffee said...

A & A!!

What an informative post! We love Cambridge too...almost as much as we love HAMBURGERS!!!! (ok almost as much as MOM loves hamburgers). Dad recently started working @ 1 Memorial drive so mom meets him for dinner in Harvard square on tuesday nights. We have heard of Bartley's but have never been...definitely this summer.

Thank you for offering to send an email to sponsor us for the Bone Zone. I put in requests to you and Sparky to cover my buttocks. I wanted to be able to vote for blog of the month but I need to be a member to vote, hence the request. Sparky sent the request so I think that I am set. THANK YOU for offering = )

I cannot wait for part II of Hahvahd!! I am drwoooling as I type...

woof!
toffee

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh how beautiful Harvard is...!!! Mumsie's niece graduated from Smith and she was amazed at how much the campuses looked alike. That water thingy was so cool...University of VA has some original dorm rooms WITHOUT HEAT that students fight to get...they do have fireplaces...BRRRRR!

Oh...and when Mumsie was a nursing student at Duke...there was/is a statue of Louis Pasteur...good luck for the students to rub his nose. Very shiny indeed. She took Sissy back to look at Duke and HAD to go rub Louis nose...after four years of nose rubbin' she was on a first name basis with The Man.

Scruffy sez if Archie doesn't stop laughin' he's gonna come up and and and...play ball with him.

That's Scruffy for ya...

Pens won last night Thank Dog...

Lacie

4xBs said...

hi A&A, thanks for that interesting tour. that's a very pretty and old campus. we think that a lot of famous people must have gone there since the buildings are named after them.

we can't wait to see Click & Clack's office. mom loves those guys!

woofs.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

that university is magficient... now ms owner was dreaming to be there...

BrandytheGreat said...

Yoohoo A and a! Looks like that was a sooper trip!

Asta said...

Agatha and Archie
That was a tewwific touw..one of these days I plan to come visit in pawson and get you to walk awound wif me..so you have tocawwy one of those umbwellas when you awe being touw guides?
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA
pee ess..Ihave to get back to nuwsing Daddi..his temp keeps going up ovew 100

Lenny said...

Fun tour! This is great!
My poppy went on a tour at Harvard and got in trouble for smoking. He was pretty grumpy about that.
Maybe I should send him your blog so he can finish the tour!

Your friend, Lenny

Maggie & Mitch said...

Boston is so beautiful! Our friend, Putter is moving into your area. Could you please welcome her, A+A because she's very shy. Thank you in advance!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Hero said...

I've never been to a city or on a campus. Now I know what exciting and beautiful things to expect. Thanks for the tour!

Hero

William Tell said...

Wow, A&A, you are fantastic tour guides and you have a very beautiful city to show us. I love all the history there!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Eric said...

Ooh, I'm wagging with excitement, that was a fab tour, really interesting. Cambridge looks so beautiful, thanks for doing such a very pawsome guide. I'm looking forward to part two. Where do I leave my tip for you????

Wiry wags, Eric

Pee s.. When the 2 leggededs went to Boston last year they said when they return next year they might stay in Cambridge . . .so Mom is very excited bout your tour guide! I'll come to Boston though and visit you pals, and Toffee.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

What great tour guides you are! How dare they deny entry of a WFT into a library? How disgusting! Have a great weekend!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Those picture almost made my human want to back to school, but then I bit her back to reality!!! When will you two get to teach a class there? I bet you would make great health teachers! Heheheh

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Sophie Brador said...

A&A, That's really cool, but not enough of you. Couldn't we get a shot of you with that shiny shoe. Even just one of you? I think Harvard stinks for not letting you check out the stacks. Clearly, they don't know who they are dealing with.

xo
SB

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow A&A love ta see Boston fer real.....Gram says someday....I wanted ya go ta Harvard but decided ta stay closer ta home...I see Gus mentioned Click 'n Clack.....Papa loves ta listen ta them too.......

Dewey Dewster here.....

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

WOW! You two are awesome tour guides!
Hugs,
Sitka

Joe Stains said...

what a great tour. I felt like I was almost there. I can't believe they wouldn't let you in that library!

Stanley said...

Hey, A&A!

Did your mama & dad meet at Hahrvahrd? If so, thank you, Harvard.

Thanks for the tour. Did you get to meet Click & Clack? My girl LOVES to listen to them (she's such a NERD)!

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley