This thread is dedicated to MTS.
It's getting to be walkin' around weather, so more photos. Central Square, about halfway between Harvard and MIT, is one of the main business districts of Cambridge and is the most downtown-ish. It has been sort of run down in recent history but is right in the middle of a gentrifying phase. It's a mix of all kinds of restaurants, somewhat trendy bars and music venues, and everyday businesses, and it remains well stocked with inebriated homeless people. A few of the shots at the beginning and end of this set are roughly in the vicinity of Central Square, but not necessarily what you would refer to as being in Central.
Typical residential street in this half of Cambridge, with requisite triple deckers.
This looked fancy.
Harvard Street, looking in the opposite direction from Harvard.
Fire! On Mass Ave, in the zone between Harvard and Central, but closer to Central territory.
Old photos show a lot more of this kind of signage around.
This is an okay bar, decorated with Soviet propaganda. I'm led to believe that it's an MIT hangout.
Sorry for the Pepsi truck; there was so much truck traffic that day!
Mass Ave back in the direction of Harvard
Toward Central Square proper. Somehow every main street in Cambridge seems to aim for the Hancock tower across the river.
Mass Ave and Prospect St. This intersection, basically, is Central Square. Red Line subway entrance there on the sidewalk. By the way, I think someone in another thread mentioned that Central station is designed the same as the subway stations in Cincinnati are/would have been.
Churchtastic, but looking into the sun.
This place isn't quite my replacement for the Mediterranean Cafe in Madison WI, but I like it. Awesome tiny building; I'm told it used to be some imitation White Castle.
The Middle East, as I understand it, enjoys some fame as a music venue.
Looking back toward central Central Square.
Central Square fringes. This street takes you to Kendall Square and biotech country.
Back the way I came.
Entering the adjacent Cambridgeport neighborhood. The flash seems to have fired here because my camera is an idiot.
Farther into the neighborhood, random residential scene.