Cambridge, Massachusetts is perhaps best known for the presence of Harvard University. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, having been founded only a few years after the city of Boston in 1636. Since that time it has always ranked as the country's most prestigious school.
The building shown here is Dunster House. Built in 1930 in the same neo-Georgian style as the rest of Harvard, it is one of the school's most prominent buildings, easily viewable from the Charles River which runs next to it. This shot was taken from the banks of the Charles, just over the John Weeks footbridge connecting Cambridge to Boston.
A larger version can be seen on Flickr, here.
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bbarna (820) 2013-01-03 5:20
Great shot! Very colourful, nice building. Boston is one of my favourite cites.
Noel_Byrne (27448) 2013-01-03 7:50
I love the contrast of the red dome against the blue sky, looks excellent. Also, it looks vaguely Russian in design, a beautiful peak for that fine building. The symbol on the gable end of the building is very interesting, and adds a lot of character to the place. Really like your composition.
All the best
SNOOP_Chan (4363) 2013-01-03 8:48
Hello Andrew, i like your photo here. Nice strong colors in contrast with the smooth blue sky. Well framed your building between the trees. Nice autumn postcard.
cargus (9602) 2013-01-03 10:34
An interesting architectural details,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
emka (86607) 2013-01-03 17:27
Hi Andrew, excellent shot of this elegant building. Superb colours in a sunny autumn day. Great pov you found.
bukitgolfb301 (37748) 2013-01-03 21:10
Hi dear Andrew
Very fresh and comfortable image, Andrew! Best match with the start of new year. Well cropped framework is also perfect, branches below stabilize this image very well. Thank you for you sharing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2013-01-03 22:27
great close-up of this fantastic architecture. light management is flawless and you have captured a fine sky here as well.. the angle of the shot is providing nice details, i love the depth and perspective. my compliments and tfs!
have a lovely weekend,
npecanhuk (70129) 2013-01-04 16:12
Very interesting and attractive architectural details1
Special regards to the management of light, colors, horizontal format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
batalay (36994) 2013-01-05 9:02
In this spectacular shot of Dunster House, I see the unmistakable decoration. When I was in the fifth form (11th grade) at St. Andrew's School in Delaware, the site of the 1989 film, Dead Poets Society, I came up to visit Harvard. A alumnus from St. Andrew's put me up in Dunster House.
You might know that the dorms, "houses," are named after past Harvard Presidents — Elliot, Dunster, Lowell... but there is no dorm honoring President Hoar (inaugurated in 1672).
Hansaphotos (7353) 2013-01-10 12:46
Sorry for my late reply. You show us here a somewhat peripheral and less known part of this well known university. The nicely decorated building with its red onion dome stands out well against the blue sky. A nice capture, thanks for sharing:) A late happy new year to you and your family!
Best regards, Erling
jmdias (59000) 2013-01-22 16:15
very interesting the contrast of colors and the shapes we have here. the addornment of the façade is interesting too. excellent light, framing and sharpness.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7511)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor AF-S 50 m/m f/1.8 G
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-03 4:58