Wednesday saw us touring Harvard. Neither Sharon or I had ever been there and Ricki knows the place well. Before his death in 2003, her husband Bill, with whom I was an undergraduate history major at Cal, Berkeley, taught Civil War history there, and more recently Ricki has worked at the Widener library finishing his last project.
As a result it was a bittersweet tour for us all, but we got to see the school as Bill saw it and I got to pay homage to the man who more than anyone else, pointed me toward the study of history.
|Really nice image of Ricki and Sharon|
|John Harvard, note shiny spot on his left foot|
|The Widener Library|
|Ricki and Sharon in the Widener|
|A nice image of the new Renzo Piano addition to the Harvard Museums|
|The Wertheim collection provides the basis for the permanent exhibition. This ain't the Met, but the man's curatorial eye was amazing.|
|A Pelikan (above) and a pen box (below)|
|Memorial Hall. Bill was asked, at one point, to help decide if the memorial to Harvard's Union war dead should expand to Confederates, it was a difficult issue.|
|Harvard Square, long known to Car Talk fans|