Photos of Harvard play with patterns, perspectives

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In Allston, Joe Palma of Boston skates by “Quest Eternal,” a statue of a man reaching for the sky. As Palma propels himself into the air, he appears to push off the sculpture and mirror its form. In a Cabot Library window, brilliant foliage is reflected so clearly that boundaries between inside and out seem to dissolve. And in the right light, architectural details such as the Russell Hall ceiling are kaleidoscopic.

These are just a couple of examples of the unusual perspectives on campus you’ll find in the gallery below.

A woman throws autumn leaves into the air alongside one of two life-sized bronze sculptures that flanks the entrance to the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Is that a rhino hiding in plain sight? The life-sized bronze sculpture is one of two flanking the entrance to the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Katherine Lane Weems created “Bessie and Victoria” in the 1930s.

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