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New Haven: Hidden Treasures at Yale

A travel journal to New Haven by travel2000

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Quote: New Haven may be industrial and nondescript, but within the walls of Yale University lies a classic setting with beautiful architecture and gardens.

New Haven: Hidden Treasures at Yale

Overview

Campus2 Photo, New Haven, Connecticut
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Yale has a beautiful campus. Apart from the architecture and galleries, spend time strolling through the campus. Fall and Spring are my favourite months, as the trees and flowers are a perfect backdrop to the classic buildings and spires.Quick Tips: My first visit was in March- and it must've been during Spring Break as there were no students around. It was a cold and blustery day, adding a dramatic setting to the campus. There was ample parking, although I don’t know how the situation would differ during the school year. The campus seemed very friendly to visitors. Remember to bring along a good map or get directions from the internet (like Mapquest printouts.) New Haven has good an...Read More

World Language Center

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This is inside the Yale Bookstore, which sells anything and everything with Yale University printed on it (and books, of course, run by Barnes & Noble.) However, I was much more impressed by the foreign languages section (called the World Language Center.) Since we are all avid travelers here, I assume you would be as interested as I am in learning a foreign language. My current project is to learn Italian, and I found an array of Italian text books, novels, children’s books, flash cards. There is something for everyone, from beginners and native speakers. The head of the Language Center came over to introduce himself and told me that many people from around the world order from him.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 21, 2000

World Language Center
77 Broadway
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
(203) 776-3431

Yale Center for British Art

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Yale Center for British Art Photo, New Haven, Connecticut
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This museum was designed by Louis Kahn. This concrete, steel and glass building is striking and was finished after the architect’s death. Inside, the space is lit naturally through the slits of glass in the roof and large panes of glass throughout the structure. The interior is composed of luxurous but muted materials such as travertine marble and natural linen wallcoverings, This is a beautiful space, and of course, the artwork is worth looking at too. This museum houses an impressive array of British artwork. Check out the official website for information and photos: Yale Center for British Art.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 21, 2000

Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel St
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
(203) 432-2800

Yale University Art Gallery

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Yale University Art Gallery Photo, New Haven, Connecticut
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Across the street from the Yale Center for British Art is this delightful museum. This holds one of the finest American art collections in the world (although I hear that particular section is closed until beginning of 2001 due to renovations). In addition, there are Egyptian, Asian and European masterpieces here as well as sculpture, drawings and photographs.

This building is also designed by Louis Kahn, one of his first major commissions. However, I think the British Art building is definitely his stronger work.

Telephone: 203-432-0600

Opened Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. On Sunday, from 1 to 6 pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 21, 2000

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
+1 203 432 0600

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Photo, New Haven, Connecticut
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Designed by the ubiquitous architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). The building has a marble façade, framed and divided into proportional sections. Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi can be found in the courtyard, which in turn are framed by beautiful trees. Inside is a stunning library of glowing marble structure. It is simply amazing. Visitors are allowed Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. I would call 203-432-2977 to confirm hours first. There is a copy of the Gutenberg Bible inside, "the first Western book printed from movable type." For those of you who cannot make a trip inside the building, take this virtual tour: ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 21, 2000

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
121 Wall St
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
+1 203 432 2977

Yale University Visitor's Information Center

Attraction | "The Visitor's Information Center"

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This is in a cute building within Yale campus and has a good array of information. In the back room, there is a small photo exhibit of the history of Yale. The students on duty at the front desk can be a bit hurried, but ask nicely and you will be given accurate and good information. There are group tours of the campus, which includes the Rare Books Library and other main buildings. The tours are offered Monday to Friday, at 10:30 am, 2 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, at 1:30 pm only. Call 203-432-2977 to confirm times before you go.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 21, 2000

Yale University Visitor's Information Center
149 Elm Street
New Haven, Connecticut
(203) 432-2300

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Beware of getting lost in the surrounding areas. New Haven has pockets of good and bad neighbourhoods and the situation differs from street to street. Why not consult an online program like Mapquest for a print-out of directions before you embark on your drive. Also, check out these official sites: City of New Haven and Yale University.

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