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    Georgian architecture style

    by SLLiew Updated Jan 31, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Inside Davenport college, there in a larger outer courtyard, you will the typical Georgian style of red bricks with windows of white frames and green shutters. There is also graceful winding staircase with black iron banister.

    The inside courtyard is also Georgian in architecture style. This is give the college environment a traditional air of scholastic environment like that of Cambridge and Oxford.

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    Contemporary architecture style

    by SLLiew Updated Jan 31, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Both Morse College (named after the inventor of Morse Code) and Ezra Stiles (US 7th Presdent, a Yale 1746 graduate) were built on contemporary style by the famous architect Eero Saarinen.

    Eero used rubble mansonry with many split levels, sharp corners and angles that reminds him of the buildings of a hill town in northern Italy.

    The photo shows a popular passage way between the two colleges from York Street to Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

    Note: superimposed is a picture of early American hero Nathan Hale, Yake Class of 1773.

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    Gothic architecture style

    by SLLiew Updated Jan 31, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Ihe facade of the front of Davenport College main entrance at York Street is built of Gothic Revival Style. There is a church like steeple with stone masonry to depict that era.

    Gothic Revival style is used to complement the same architecture style of Saybrook College, Branford College and Jonathan Edwards College which are opposite of Davenport College on the same York Street.

    Interestingly the inside of Davenport College is all Georgian Style.

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    Famous sons and daughters of Yale

    by SLLiew Updated Jan 31, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Some famous sons and daughters were Henry Winkler of "Happy Days" and Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Jodie Foster.

    In politics, they are President George Bush Senior and George Bush Junior.

    President Bill Clinton attended Yale Law School and so did Hilary Clinton.

    John Kerry and Joe Lieberman were also Yalies.

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    Famous sculpture "Lipstick"

    by SLLiew Updated Jan 31, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Located at Morse College is the infamous "Lipstick" sculpture. It is "mounted" on a 'tank."

    It was full of symbolism but what does it stand for depends on whom you talk to.

    Note: superimposed with a picture of American revolutionary hero "Nathan Hale", Yale Class 1773.

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    Yale Law School

    by meteorologist1 Updated Aug 19, 2003

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    Yale Law School

    Fondest memory: Here is a close-up shot of a building that is Yale's Law School. Several U.S. presidents, including Bush and Clinton, have studied here. The law school is located on the main campus. The buildings here look pretty unique.

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    Take a walk around the Yale...

    by Judd Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a walk around the Yale University campus. While I didn't attend Yale (most New Havener's don't) it does have some incredible architecture. Stop by any of the local coffee shops, chances are you find students in there studying, reading or talking with friends.
    October is a great time to come to see the fall foliage. The leaves change colors from green to bright red, orange and yellow. People come from all over the US to visit New England in the fall, and once you see the scenery in person, you will know why. Picking apples at any of the nearby orchards is popular with the locals.
    Taking a drive along Route 1 through the shore line towns of Branford, Guilford, Madison and Clinton is very nice during the summer. Although a bit crowded with the beach traffic, there are some excellent seaford restaurants along the way.
    With all due respect to Chicago and New York, I think New Haven has the best pizza in the US. It seems there is a pizzeria on every corner, check out the restautant section for some of my favorites. The local places are usually the best, so don't be afraid to try one that I haven't been to as well!

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    Woolsey Hall is the location...

    by Judd Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Woolsey Hall is the location for numerous concerts, operas and performances. I've seen Beethoven's 9th performed here.

    Fondest memory: I like the building's exterior as well. If you're in town, you might want to take in an event or performance to see the interior.

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  • Greenspaces

    by zChris Written May 27, 2003

    Favorite thing: Yale's campus includes some immaculate greenspaces, in particular the lush yard of Old Campus, pictured here. It is a particular pleasure to wander through them on a crisp autumn morning or lazy spring afternoon, when the trees are at their most brilliant.

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  • Sacred Atmosphere

    by zChris Updated May 27, 2003

    Favorite thing: Though I'm neither religious or particularly patriotic, it's hard not to admire the sombre atmosphere of Yale's campus, which is so full of both ecumenical and national landmarks. Statues devoted to such American historical figures as Natahn Hale dot its lawns, while chapels and churches seem frequent. The university's unofficial motto, afterall, is "God, Country, and Yale"...probably not necessarily in that order.

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  • Gates

    by zChris Written May 27, 2003

    Favorite thing: Though their utility lies in keeping curious tourists like yourself and I from intruding upon the inner courtyards of Yale's famous residential colleges, Yale's gates are as unique and extraordinary as each one of its buildings. This specimen, though far from my favourite, is quite intricate, and guards the entrance to Trumbull College yard.

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    Parking

    by xxy1 Written Nov 10, 2002

    Favorite thing: Many people cite as the reason they don't visit cities is parking issues. My general tip is to park around the green (Central Park of New Haven) or north of the green. New Haven is small and parking here you'll only be a few blocks from everything.

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    I just moved here so I don't...

    by emmalola Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: I just moved here so I don't know a whole lot about New Haven.

    Fondest memory: So far the best memory has to be laughing and crying with friends while trying to survive grad school. But I suppose one could do that anywhere...

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    Take a walk around the Yale...

    by Judd Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a walk around the Yale University campus. Here is an example of one of the dorm buildings.

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    You can see the large mass...

    by Judd Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You can see the large mass that is known as East Rock Park from most of New Haven.

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