22 November 2011

off on my travels...a stroll around cambridge, ma

i'm in america again, visiting p in cape cod. on saturday, the night of my flight in to boston, we stayed in cambridge for a change, just over the river from boston itself. by some miracle we were out of the hotel by 9.00 on sunday morning. this is a record for us and only possible because i was still on uk time (five hours ahead).

we spent the day wandering around cambridge, the home of mit and harvard but not before that all important sunday brunch at the friendly toast, a 50s style diner with all kinds of 50s vintage furniture, pictures, knick knacks and paraphernalia. the photos i took were terrible so here's one from our visit to the friendly toast in portsmouth, maine. the cambridge one is mainly apple green. there are photos on the website. i had a costa rican breakfast.


all full up we started out wandering...we saw a red tree...


i sat in a huge chair...


saw a narrow, boarded up building right next to lots of glossy, shiny ones...


wandered around a farmers' market...


went into a tobacco, cigar and 'men's' shop...


marvelled at mit's own railway, presumably for bringing in their boundary-pushing pieces of kit...


wandered through mit's main building as there seemed to be some kind of open day...


saw mit's very own henry moore sculpture


strolled across the bridge to boston...


and sat in boston's park watching a surprising number of parents having photo shoots of their babies...it was very funny watching mums and dads trying to get their bundles of joy to look at the camera and smile...


overall a great day especially as it was lovely and warm and sunny, so we carried our coats around most of the day. i did do a bit of light shopping at the cambridge branch of black ink. the museum of useful things is also worth a look, which is stocked at black ink.


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