The so-called "Pit," a sunken plaza beside the entrance to the Harvard T station, is a popular hangout for young people. In Harvard Square, people are as happy to congregate outside as indoors, and the language spoken next to you on the streets is as likely to be Japanese, French, or Farsi as it is English. "What's really wonderful here are the accents floating around," Howard says. "It's a very international place. You really think you're somewhere else. Cambridge is as European a city as we have."
(Globe Photo / Peter Vanderwarker)