B is for Brooklyn

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in travels | 2 comments

Hi Ho, it’s on to another college tour we go!

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Brooklyn was the final destination last week of the accepted college visits: Pratt Institute.

We only glimpsed Manhattan from afar.

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Hotel le Bleu is not kidding.

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We found warmer lights at Rachel’s Taqueria on Fifth Avenue, plastered with vintage ephemera.

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We made it to the information session next morning at Pratt, barely, but enjoyed touring campus among the tulips.

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Pratt’s 17 acre campus is it’s greatest asset.

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Who doesn’t love paper fashion, on display in the library?

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A dispenser of pens caught my fancy. I dawdle over objects like this and missed whatever the guide was saying.

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The contemporary sculpture garden makes a dynamic contrast to all the venerable brick buildings.

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Near the dining hall, an exhibit of junior metalsmithing students is on display. Kristine Kim, your craft is impeccable!

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In the foundation classrooms, 2D design assignments warmed my heart. I did my share, and I’ve assigned my share.

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I can’t get enough of foundation drawings; they are the seed of future excellence.

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We visited Pratt in February 2014, but didn’t see inside the legendary Engine Room, the heart of Pratt’s facilities.

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Pratt has serious security but adorable vehicles.

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Our tour guide, Chloe, proudly showed us around her department.

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Spied this lovely in the halls.

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And this.

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We ran into a silkscreen class, where the faculty provided a quick history of the medium.

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We waltzed rather quickly through the Department of Digital Design, where Animation resides.

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This is Pratt’s newest addition. We had to dash for our 7 hour blast back to Maine.

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Whew. Touring the physical domain of any school is one thing. Mining the intangible depths of the creative soil is largely left to the imagination. Which one will make the best garden?

2 Comments

  1. Fun !! Will forward this pronto to RKR whose alma mater is Pratt.
    I don’t think he’s been back in years. Might not recognize it.

  2. Hey, did you send Marty out for donuts?

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