Monday, March 12, 2007

Central Square, MIT, Harvard Square; March 2007

Some photos from around Central Square, MIT, and Harvard Square, Cambridge MA.
Early March 2007.

You can't say we don't take Saint Patty's day very seriously here in the Boston area. This countdown started well in advance of the big GREEN day, displayed prominently in the window of a liquor store just outside the Central Square T station.

The MIT Prajnapaya (and others) sponsored the creation of the "Wheel of Life" sand mandala in the Simmons residence hall at MIT. The sand mandala can be viewed at
(this page also features some beautiful chanting by Tenzin Priyadarshi).
Surrounding the sand mandala were beautiful flower and natural object arrangements like the one shown above, by Faxon Green
The mandala was created over a period of about a week by Lobsang Samten, and dismantled in a "dissolution ceremony" on March 10 and poured into the Charles River. Talk about an excercise in letting go!

This very cool bike was spotted chained to a gate near Harvard yard. A famous Kronan bike, very cool, very heavy. Design originates with the Swedish army. I do wish all armies would limit their equipment to bicycles, picnic baskets, musical instruments and the like.

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1 comment:

Herman said...

Joe, Next time you're in Baltimore, I'll take you to my favorite authenic Irish bar.
P.S. Again,it's ok to use my aurora
photo on JTSVino.