Boston , MA

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The city.

Boston is one of the oldest cities in this relatively "young" continent, founded by Puritan colonist in 1630. A relatively small city, many of the attractions are comfortably within walking distance from downtown Boston. In the street is well laid-out, so that the historic buildings and churches are carefully separated from modern skyscrappers without any of inharmonious feeling. The red line painted on the street guides you to the famous "freedom trial," with many historic sites of the American Revolution. The golden-domed building is the State House. The old little ship in the last pic marks the Boston Tea Party of 1773, which lit up the spark of American Revolution and eventually led to the independence of the United States.

 

Harvard University.

Needless for me to say, Harvard is one of the most famous and finest university in the world. The overall impression of the Harvard campus is archaic, fashionable, and almost a bit modest given the reputation of the school.

Museums in Harvard

Arthur M. Slackler Museum. Houses collections of Ancient, Asian, Islamic and Later Indian art.

Fogg Art Museum. Fogg is Harvard's oldest art museum in Harvard. It has wide collections of European and North American painting, prints, and photography.

Harvard Museum of Natural History. Amazing collections of gems, minerals, animal specimens, and fossils. Look at these beautiful minerals and the fossils of all kinds of monsters, you have to be stunned by the works of Mother Nature.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Comprehensive exhibition of human cultural history in six continents.

Semitic Museum. Collections of ancient Near Eastern art and archaeology.

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

One of the best engineering schools in the world. Chemical engineering and material science, as independent disciplines of engineering, were born here. The campus is actually not as shabby as some have told me. Probably the negative impression has to do with the fact that MIT is just walking distance from the stylish campus of Harvard.

 

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