Super huge photo fabulousness
Hey Kids! I took a lot of pictures for your visual pleasure. Check 'em out.
Our in-house cafe, the "Designer's Alcove." Legend has it that Paul Rudolph used to sleep here.
Reading in the cafe.
Maria has run this cafe for over 25 years. Don't mess with her, or else you won't get a cookie.
This is my friend Craig's psychedelic site plan. Isn't it awesome?
First years sit on the sixth floor around the "pit."
Some first years hard at work.
The first year lounge. We call it the "materials library." It really needs some new furniture.
Our life-line: Poland Spring.
A third year student TA's an undergrad class.
A classmate's analytical model. I love it.
The second year's lounge. This could also use some new furniture.
A secret society next to the A&A. I think it's called "Wolf's Head."
The passage between York and High streets, which separates Branford and Jonathan Edwards colleges. It's a nice place to eat lunch.
The corner of York and Broadway. There are a lot of stores along this block, including Gourmet Heaven, one of the only 24hr places in town.
Mr. Burrito Man. The chef from Roomba owns this burrito cart that makes a great burrito. Best I've had on the east coast.
Cross campus. That's what it's called.
The Women's Table by Maya Lin, a Yale graduate. Every tour of Yale stops here.
Sustainable New Haven. Too bad there are hardly any bike lanes. Not to mention that cars totally disregard your safety.
Sterling Library. Fear it. (But do go see the amusing gargoyles.)
Beinecke Library under construction. From SOM's glory days.
Another secret society, a recently resorted Moorish style thing. Very pretty.
The Health Services building. Not such a bad place, medically speaking. The shop director likes to tell new students that if you cut off your finger, go find it, because at Yale-New Haven hospital they'll sew it back on.
Silliman College, the biggest of the residential colleges. I have a lot of friends who lived here. This is also where the undergrad yoga club holds its classes. Namaste.
The real entrance to the A&A building is the first floor side door, not the second floor door, which is hidden in darkness at the top of a not-so-grand staircase. (The risers are too small.)
In all its glory.
Louis I. Kahn's first public commission, the Yale Art Gallery. They're renovating it but it just looks like it's been salted.
The Yale Rep.
Hull's Art Supply, where we spend half our money.
The Yale School of Art is kick-ass. It's too bad the artists and the architects aren't co-mingled anymore.
Thai Taste is yummy, and right around the corner.
The other half of our money goes to The Book Trader.
This is their courtyard.
Dawn is looking at a Happy Hour poster in one of our terrible elevators. (They break a lot.
) The first year students are responsible for buying beer, and everyone else is responsible for drinking it. It's a good system.
There is a plexiglas encased model on every floor of the A&A -- except 7, I think. I'm pretty sure they're all Corbu buildings, but I can't remember with certainty.
That's all for now...