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Mark Jordan
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Mark Jordan

Rocky Rockport
Photo Essay

Rocky Rockport

A former granite quarry, Halibut Point offers respite from busy student life with self-guided walking trails and expanisve views of the Atlantic ocean.

Crashing Waves
Photo Essay

Crashing Waves

On a windy day like Sunday, waves can reach several feet high and break over the long barrier of rocks.

The Quarry
Photo Essay

The Quarry

Once a 20th century granite quarry called Babson Farm Quarry, the space now serves as a pool for ducks to swim and visitors to admire.

Ripples in the Quarry
Photo Essay

Ripples in the Quarry

A visitor threw a stick into the still, turquoise quarry, which created ripples that stretched across the pond.

Two on the Bluffs
Photo Essay

Two on the Bluffs

Sprayed by the roaring waves, a couples sits on the bluffs and watches the tide.

Three on the Bluffs
Photo Essay

Three on the Bluffs

Halibut Point is a popular spot for families, young and old.

Lunch in Rockport
Photo Essay

Lunch in Rockport

Local fish, in the form of fish and chips or a sandwich, is a must for lunch. Fresh catches dominate restaurant menus.

Bearskin Neck
Photo Essay

Bearskin Neck

Bearskin Neck is the principal attraction in Rockport because of its delicious food, quaint shops, and vistas of the docks and ocean.

Harvard in Rockport
Photo Essay

Harvard in Rockport

Either I drove in a circle for an hour, or this shop on Bearskin Neck is very confused.

Elephant Ear
Photo Essay

Elephant Ear

Bearskin Neck is host to local dessert shops, such as Tuck's Candy or The Fudgery, where you can also buy Elephant Ears: face-sized, crunchy, cinnamon-swirled fried dough.

Rolleiflex
Photo Essay

Photo Essay: Rockport

Just over an hour by car or commuter rail, Rockport, MA is an easy escape from the throes of daily Harvard life. Be overwhelmed by the crashing waves and sprawling rocks of Halibut Point State Park, enjoy scrumptious local fish, explore the culture on Bearskin Neck, and find your own adventure during a one day excursion. Getting the energy to leave the Harvard Bubble is the hard part, but your experience in Rockport will leave you refreshed, grounded, and stuffed.

Rolleiflex
Photo Essay

Rolleiflex

From the Rockport photoessay: A view of the ocean is seen through the viewfinder of a vintage dual-reflex Rolleiflex camera. The photographer looks down into the waist-level viewfinder to take a square, large format photograph.

Hey Professor: Kimberley Patton
Religion

Hey Professor: Kimberley Patton

Kimberley Patton '80, Professor of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion at the Harvard Divinity School, discusses the role of dreams in earlier, religious cultures.