Let's Take a Stroll Around Harvard University | Boston PHOTOGRAPHY / by Rachel Abrahams

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When we were in Boston, we didn't have a lot of time to sightsee but my husband and I both knew that Harvard University was definitely somewhere we couldn't miss during our visit. When we arrived at the school, it was surreal to be standing in a spot you have heard about your whole life/seen on TV & movies & watch it as a functioning university. The people strolling around wearing Harvard shirts/bags really were students there & not the wandering tourists (like myself). The school gets so much foot traffic though that they had to rope off all of the grassy areas. Otherwise, the herds of gawkers would trample their beautiful lawns into a mess.

The red of the brick and green of the grass were wonderful, but while editing I just thought "Let's try this in black and white" and it was game over. The lines in the brick just popped and I knew the rest of the pictures had to be in black and white, which is a rarity for me (the obsessed with BRIGHT & COLORFUL gal).

It was a quick walkaround but it was still incredible visually.

Did I mention the amount of brick? I tell ya - brick EVERYWHERE!