With school starting back up for most students in just a couple weeks, we thought it would be fun to take a look at one of our country’s most renown schools – Harvard. If you aren’t starting classes here, a trip to Cambridge as a tourist can really be fun.
Sited just outside of Boston, Cambridge is often described as a big bowtie, with Harvard as its ‘knot.’ There are many squares and streets to explore including Harvard Square, Central Square, Inman, Kendall and Porter Squares. Walk the same brick sidewalks that famous alums like Franklin Roosevelt, John Adams, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Damon, Barack Obama, and John Kennedy have strolled down over the years.
The architecture of Harvard is quite stunning, beautiful rooms like Annenberg Hall – a 9000 square foot room inspired by the great halls of Oxford and Cambridge, is just one example. Annenberg features a stenciled ceiling, hammerbeam trusses, and walnut paneling.
Another remarkable building is Sanders Theatre and Memorial Hall - built after the Civil War to memorialize Harvard graduates who had fallen defending the Union during the conflict. Completed about 1878 it’s known for its superior acoustics. Memorial Hall houses more stained glass than any building in the US that is not a church. The multi-purpose site has been used for graduations (until 1911) and many speakers including Bill Clinton and Martin Luther King, Jr have appeared there.
Do we have you in a back to school mood yet? How about winning a fabulous cinda b Courier Bag in Mod Tortoise? Our newest colorway, the On-Campus Collection in Mod Tortoise is a favorite of stylish co-eds on campuses across the country.
We’re giving away one Courier Bag in Mod Tortoise (shown below, a $118 value!)- to one lucky commenter. The Courier Bag is the perfect tote for books, business, and creative projects. It features a spacious laptop pocket (sized for up to standard 15.5″ laptops), large interior space for books or files, plenty of smaller interior pockets (zipped and slip), two front slip pockets, an adjustable shoulder strap, a coordinated, webbed handle and chic metal hardware.
To win, just comment below and then check back on Friday, August 10th. We’ll post the winner right here!
**UPDATE** ~ The Winner of the Courier Bag in Mod Tortoise is: