Step through the Downes Memorial archway adjacent to the Chapel, and you enter a Quadrangle bounded on three sides by Trinity's most historic buildings, including the stunning Long Walk. On your left, stately trees and a carpet of grass lead to an elevated view of the athletic fields in the foreground and Hartford's residential South End beyond. First impressions? This is a place where creative learning and living is possible, an apt environment for a community of scholars. As some have suggested, the Long Walk is also a metaphor for "life's unending journey leading toward truth and wisdom." Does place matter? Spend a few moments on the Long Walk and let its historic beauty seep into your heart.