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Petit Futé's opinion on HARVARD YARD

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Harvard Yard is the heart of the university campus, just off the subway: cross Massachusetts Avenue and you're there. Harvard Yard, that rectangular, tree-lined, brick-framed part of the campus (some by Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius) is home to classrooms and student residences. The entire campus covers 146 ha and in autumn the colours of the trees on a red brick background are magnificent.

John Harvard Statue. In front of the statue of the founder of the university, located in the centre of the Harvard Yard, there is always a crowd of people having their picture taken. They say it's good luck to touch your shoes! The statue, signed by Daniel Chester French, dates from 1884. It is said to be "the statue of the three lies". First of all because John Harvard would not have founded Harvard, but would have given money for its development. Then, because the university was created in 1636 and not in 1638, as it is engraved on the statue. Finally, because we don't really know what John Harvard looked like: the sculptor had taken a Harvard student as his model.

Memorial Church University. Also at Harvard Yard, this building was built in 1931 as a tribute to the men and women of Harvard who lost their lives during the First World War. It is possible to visit the church during the week or to attend Sunday mass with the students. Students are also allowed to marry there.

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