The 25 Gates of Harvard Yard

This Christmas, I walked along the fence that surrounds Harvard Yard and photographed each gate. All except two were locked. And though an ID is no longer required for entrance to the Yard, security guards still maintain their stations. They are ominous, defiant against the icy winds of Boston, keeping watch twenty-four hours a day.

Harvard Yard has remained locked and open only to those with a Harvard ID since the Occupy Harvard protesters pitched their tents in front of John Harvard's statue on November 9th, 2011. Recently, after an agreement with the University, the "Occupiers" removed all tents and only the geodesic dome (supplied by MIT students) remains. As a result of the agreement, Harvard has opened the Yard to the public during the day time.

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