Tag Archives: Cambridge

small world

It’s been raining almost all day, but during the five minutes it stopped I went out to try out my new camera. It is quite a jump from my trusty old Olympus 5060C Wide Zoom, whose every quirk I know, … Continue reading

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trusty

Detail of a lathe at Sprout. I’ve always been fascinated by heavy machinery and this is the most massive beast Sprout has — a stark contrast to the tiny Arduinos we usually work on there.

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difficult shot

Tonight I went out with my colleagues to play pool at Flattop Johnny’s (we do that mainly as a farewell thing), and this is Karla going for a trick shot.

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solid

This was taken on Harvard Street at around 7:45 this morning. A couple of weeks ago, Max talked about this public dataset (here’s a map mashup) of fire-hydrant locations in Boston and now I notice them everywhere. It’s amazing how … Continue reading

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grill

That’s the south-western side of Simmons Hall, a dorm for MIT undergrads. From this side it sort of looks like a barbecue grill to me, which probably fits quite well to the emotional state of its inhabitants. I hadn’t noticed … Continue reading

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salt’n pepper

Enjoying the late afternoon sunshine on the Longfellow Bridge. The so-called Salt-and-Pepper Bridge got its nickname from the shape of its central towers. It is one of the bridges that connects Cambridge with Boston and it’s just around the corner … Continue reading

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harvard yard

Around 8:30 on Harvard Yard. What you see here is only a tiny part of Harvard University, but the Yard is its oldest “part”. I really like this place, especially at night when the tourists are gone and it becomes … Continue reading

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fresh pond

At Fresh Pond, shortly after noon. Fresh Pond is a water reservoir and park in Cambridge. When I arrived the sun had come out and shone brightly across the melting ice. Today was the first day that really felt like … Continue reading

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mass ave

At 9:30 on Massachusetts Avenue, close to Cambridge Common. I used to bike along this road twice a day during the first 4 weeks of my stay here. At night, Mass. Ave becomes a rather peaceful (un-)place, but during rush … Continue reading

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water colors

Taken today on 3rd Street. In case you are wondering about the sudden flood of updates: Pleuni and I have a foto challenge going. We try to take a foto each day and post it on Facebook. Let’s see how … Continue reading

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