Sunday, December 14, 2014


Spent about an hour this morning exploring Princeton University and very much enjoying myself.

For an institution to end up this beautiful it has to be very rich, but that is not enough. It also has to be rich at the right time. Places like Princeton and Yale that were very rich around 1900 ended up with buildings like these. Places that were very rich in the 1960s ended up with ghastly arrays of brutalist horrors.

I especially love courtyards and gates with glimpses into the spaces beyond.

And of course all the sculptural details.

A touch of student whimsy.

If only more of the world looked like this.

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