Thursday, June 01, 2006

Bright College Years

A cathedral of scholarship - Sterling LIbrary. Beyond its obvious attributes, it has wonderful acoustics for singing groups, and the graffiti in the stacks goes back I don't know how far. I didn't check to see if my contributions were still there. Posted by Picasa

Every doorway is unique. Posted by Picasa

The women's table, designed by Maya Lin. It's inscribed with each year since women were allowed to attend, with the number attending in that year. I'm not sure this child gets the significance - hopefully it won't be an issue in any way by the time she's ready to matriculate. Posted by Picasa
Inside Beinecke Library it glows through the marble walls. Posted by Picasa

Is there something symbolic and interesting about this picture - the mix of old and new, perhaps? I appreciate the effort the school is making to environmentally sensitive. Posted by Picasa

Not quite sure who this fellow is - the inscriptions are illegible and apparently in Greek. He was presiding, somewhat ignominiously, over a giant tent set up for the reunion. Posted by Picasa

Nathan Hale, and the building he lived in, in1775. Posted by Picasa

Much of the campus was built in the 1930's with gothic cathedral-style carvings. When I went to school here I never looked at them very closely. Now that I've seen real gothic cathedrals in Europe I paid more attention, noticing the elaborate and beautiful workmanship and the fact that all the imagery is secular, not religious. Posted by Picasa


Blogger Sam said...

That is a gorgeous campus!

12:56 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

beautiful carvings that adore the passage way

11:26 PM  
Blogger Rauf said...

keen observation. please don't forget to tell your readers to click on the pictures for a full screen view. Its a pleasure.

6:11 AM  

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