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Arrival in Boston

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22 June, 2009

On June 13, 2009 I left for boston MA. I arrived at around 2pm Boston time. We all arrived at Harvard Square excited and looking forward to the next six weeks. The walk to Ames Hall was exhausting as we had to drag our suitcases pretty far, well it seemed like that at the time.

The weekend was a relaxing one with catching up with sleep and doing a little exploring before the long week ahead. Monday morning was induction day, getting ID cards, seeing the GSD building and meeting the tutors and group that I'd be in for the next six weeks.

There were lectures each mornig with a different person coming in to talk. I found their were two very interesting lectures during the week one by William Strictman (architect) who talked about Greek architecture and it's many uses. The other one was by a man named Leland Cot who talked about making effective presentations which came in handy for our project for the week.

The days this week were intense with some being as long as 15 hours. The way I looked at it was get the work done and feel better about it all instead of doing last minute preperations and touch ups before the final critic which was on Friday.

Finally the dorm rooms are, to be honest, not what I expected - but reasonable enough to stay in.  I'll keep you posted about new projects, adventures etc.

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