Yale: Part I

Sunday, September 27, 2009

So at some point of time, I decided to run away from New York and spend a week in Yale. So far it feels pretty surreal. The whole experience is very Harry-goes-to-Hogwarts-like.

I haven't gone for any classes yet, but I'm super super in love with the architecture~

(And just for clarification, I'm just dropping in for a week of classes)

Back of the Sheffield Sterling Strathcona building as the sun is setting

The Peabody Museum of Natural History

Divinity school (a divinity school!?)

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Sterling Memorial Library's hallway.

One of the reading rooms inside the library. It's so beautiful omg T_T

Detail from Berkeley College's dining hall.

Our common room.

Made me feel like I was on a movie set as we chatted into the night. I... I think I've used the word love too many times in this post already... but yeah, I love. ;_;

Also visited the Yale University Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art, took some pictures with my Lumix, but I forgot to bring the USB cable so I'm waiting for my back up to arrive next week in New York. I think those will be in a later post if I manage to get around to them. :D

And a last pic backtracking a few days prior taken in New York City.

It was the day before I left for Yale. A collaboration with Arissa for her fashion blog Monoxious. It's kinda crazy that we fly around so much these days, our only opportunities to hang out are while overseas.

On a totally unrelated note, does anyone have a good salon/hairdresser to recommend in NYC? My hair is kinda growing out and I really need to touch up the roots. I've always done the colours in Tokyo so I'm not sure if it's easy to achieve the same tones here since Japan has so many brands that seem to be used domestically only. I'm a bit skeptical about random walk-ins, so would really appreciate if someone can introduce a good place (that's hopefully not going to cost toooooo much). Thank you. =D


Luna et Soleil said...

They could've filmed HP there and it would've blended in so well.

Great photos.

Rhea said...

Huh...? Your a Yale student, when did u apply, what are u studying? Okay I'm major-ly confused since I recently started reading this blog and thought you were continuing with photography for now??

riverstyx said...

Oooooh awesome! :D love that architecture! I can just see people waving wands around ;)

Meahow said...

The school is absolutely gorgeous, and totally leaves my community college in the dust XD Truly epic~

Saskia said...

My God, how beautiful!

Fenia said...

A very good hair salon in Manhattan is on Vanderbilt and 45th street near the Roosevelt hotel. I really don't remember the name right now but it is exactly on the address I mention [it's the only one there]. For 12 years now I go there when i fly to N.Y. and I'm completely satisfied with it.
have fun, N.Y. is beautiful!!!

Mark said...

A great japanese hairdressers in NY is Tomoko Shima in the UES (http://www.yelp.com/biz/tomoko-shima-hair-salon-new-york). It's a small intimate place with only 2 chairs but Tomoko is great.

TabzChewy said...

I can see why you love! ;U; I go to the Uni. of Mich. and I think the only buildings that might come close are the law library and the "virgin vault" dorm that no one but residents have access to XD

I hope you enjoy your stay in Yale/NY! Maybe if you can, you can try stopping by Cornell in Ithaca? XD As an Ivy League tour

Samantha Nandez said...

You're a girl of my heart, architecture (particularly gothic, medieval, etc.) I absolutely adore. I almost became an architect at one point. Yale looks amazing! When I went to Oxford, I felt the same way seeing the schools.

esha. said...

brilliant as always.

Grace SoYoung Lee said...

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maniacse said...

wow, nice! i like this buildings! this is school? i dont believe! i want to go there!

Anonymous said...

wowwwwww, yale is like the best for photography. atleast i think so. its sooo hard to get in there! are you there for a short course or something? :)


Namtan said...

wow~ it's just so beautiful. is called gothic architecture? yale has got such very beautiful places.

Liang said...

Gorgeous photos. I'm inspired now to go try and attempt some shots at my University now :]

Anyways, thanks for sharing your work! Take care of yourself :]

satoshitomiyama said...

Awesome cool:) really nice place and Photography. i have good inspire from u take a "library" photo!!

C4M30 said...

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They used your picture, the one called Obsession I.

I just wanted to give you a heads up so you can take legal action if you wanted. ^^ You can contact me on my dA page--my username is C4M30.

I hope that art thief gets what they deserve!!! ><

Debudante said...

This may be coming a tad late but Shizen Hair Salon is amazing... I've been going to the owner for 3 years now. He has a salon in Japan too so you'll get the best standards for hair cutting and color :)