Photo by Salt Water New England

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Around Yale this Week





































































11 comments:

  1. What a great way to start Sunday morning! Superb photos. Thank you so much.

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  2. Very much information in all the pictures
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    one takes the time...real time news, local/campus economy, fashion, amounts of imports vs local growns, common sense...or not vs age.
    Thank you!
    PS) Lady Photographer-can imagine some of your thoughts as you clicked = what you posted. Many thanks!

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  3. Inspirational, as I get back to classes at Penn.

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  4. I was thinking where is the snow until I saw some of the later pictures - fairly mild winter in the NE so far...

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  5. Always great to see Yale!

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  6. Had dinner last evening with two of our teen grandkids and their dress mirrored that of the students in these pictures and this is in Sweet T land. I like the diversity shown in their clothing and otherwise. Sure, most seem to be in jeans or is that 5 pocket pants but there does seem to be room for individuality, not as in my college days wardrobe that I seem to cling to even now and maybe they will also, but I think not. The photography, the buildings, the people and the streetscapes...so enjoyable. Thank you.

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  7. In my day at Bucknell it was white bucks, grey flannels, blue button downs and true regimental stripped ties.....has that changed...?

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  8. Lululemon and Patagonia in place of the Yankee Doodle and Mory’s. Sad sign of the times.

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  9. Starting when we were 11 or 12 we hung around Broadway and York Streets. It’s hard to see how chain stores are an improvement over the local merchants which were our stomping grounds. We bought books and shirts at Yale Co-op, “dungarees“ and cheap moccasins at Broadway Army/Navy, shoes, of course, at Barrie’s. When we visited Barrie’s wearing our loafers or “gonga boots,” the staff would shine them for us, gratis... Eveready Whitlock and Joe LoPresti are long gone. We bought records at Cutlers and spied the sport jackets at J Press. We twirled the dials at David Dean Smith. Nobody chased us off. For crew neck sweaters we hiked over to Gamer on Chapel Street. At that point we were probably closer to Louis Lunch. But we always ate at the Doodle. There were only about a dozen seats at the counter. Who knows which future bold face name cooled his heels waiting for us “punks” to finish off our milkshakes. They were always served in the same container in which they were made. We were never in a hurry. We never thought about rushing to catch a bus back home up Whitney Avenue. We hitchhiked everywhere.

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    1. PS... and the money for those pricey Barrie’s? It was ours to burn. We earned it delivering the New Haven Register (365 days a year), mowing lawns, shoveling snow, raking leaves, and selling programs at Yale Bowl. That was maybe not the best job I ever had. But it was pretty darn good.

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    2. Anonymous, thank you for that beautiful glimpse into your life. It also left me yearning for the simpler and more contemplative experiences in my own life. I wonder if the young generations will have such rich memories and stories to tell of their experiences. After all, they can hardly be fully present in any given moment while curating their experiences for social media. I'd rather watch you eat your soup over lunch than photograph it for FB and I've never felt any desire to indulge in 140 character conversations so reading your words was truly a special treat this afternoon.

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