Category Archives: Connecticut

Travel theme: Liquid

It’s been raining a lot, even by Seattle standards. Recent rainfall has broken daily records, and my boots have sprung a leak. Still, never one to let anything dampen my spirits (pun intended) I am deciding to use the torrential … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 9-11 – Huge Teapots,Tiny Churches and Farewells

We woke refreshed after a leisurely evening and a good night’s sleep at the motel in Oneida. We didn’t have far to travel today so we took our time on the road, stopping off at the very next exit, still … Continue reading

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Yale

Yale University campus is an awful lot of fun, in an old and crumbly kind of way, despite the fact that, at least by European standards, it really isn’t old and crumbly at all. Founded in 1701 in Saybrook, Connecticut; the university … Continue reading

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A cathedral that’s not a cathedral

When is a cathedral not a cathedral? When it’s a library. Sterling Memorial Library at Yale, to be exact. This extraordinary structure was completed in 1931 and even though it was always intended to be a library, it was built … Continue reading

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Contrast

I visited the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library this weekend, and the interior is a study in contrasts. For more photos, see my previous post.

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Books as art at the Beinecke

I am a self-confessed bibliophile. I love everything there is about books, and the older the book is, the better it is, in my book – tragically weak pun intended. There is something utterly alluring about cracking open a well-worn … Continue reading

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