So, how to get to school in a little more detail...
|You can see the funky wind sculpture thing (three red metal sails) on the roof of the station. That's at the end of my street :-)|
Porter is a subway stop, however, that is especially, literally "down there". You have to do some serious climbing to get in or out. Take these photos below...
|The first escalator, this one (climbing back up at a moderate but not hurried pace) is ~30 steps.|
|Three stops to get from Porter to Kendall/MIT|
If you're a normal person, you ride the T, but if you're sneaky, observant and/or smart, eventually you learn which end of the platform to stand on to get off closest to where you need to go. For coming to MIT/Sloan, I always try and stand near the front of the train because that let's me off closest to the exit near the business school.
This whole thing reminds me of the freshmen seminar I took called "You Can Get There From Here." As long as you wake up early enough, it's pretty true.