After La Sagrada Familia, we made our way to Parc Guell, another project by architect Antoni Gaudi. He meant it to become a housing development complete with marketplace and public venue--a live-work-play community!Read More
Inside La Sagrada Familia, nearly every surface is white stone--smooth, cool, white, hard, and in complete contrast to the sandy exterior. The windows all around the building are made of stained glass--blues and greens to the east; oranges, reds, and yellows to the west. This way, as the sun moves throughout the day, the colors reflected inside the basilica change.Read More
Spring might finally have arrived in New Haven! And I feel about as busy as the birds have been the past few mornings. We have a little over one month left in our first year at Yale SOM and I'm certain it's going to fly by. As I mentioned last week, there's a lot of work and seriousness filling my time lately; what I want is a light-hearted space to document all of the fun we're having, too. So for the next several weeks, I'll be posting often with photographs and short notes about what we're up to as we wrap up our first school year at Yale.
To start, some of our favorite places in Barcelona. We traveled there for five days before Amar continued on a school trip to Serbia and Croatia. (You might have already seen a few of our favorite pictures here and here.)Read More
We traveled to Barcelona last week, and I think I slept off the last of the jet lag this morning. I'm only just starting to sift through our photos from the trip--you can expect a few Spain-related posts in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here is one of my favorite pictures so far...Read More
Truthfully, there isn't much that is frightening about St. Paul's Cathedral. The marble is bright and there doesn't seem to be a dark corner anywhere inside. Artwork meant to commemorate and inspire fills every space, from floor to ceiling.
But let's take a look at the statistics, shall we? See the stone balustrade (the fancy word for railing I learned just today) that curves along the base of the dome? That's called the Stone Gallery--it sits 170 feet above the cathedral floor and you have to climb 376 steps to get there.
We've been living in New Haven for one week, today, and so far, we've given one local pizza place a try, gone on a few walks to get to know the neighborhood, stocked the fridge and pantry, unpacked enough to live off of, and relaxed through the hottest parts of the day (in our top-floor apartment) with Season 1 of House on Netflix--I'm dreaming in diagnostics.
In a week-and-a-half, orientation begins and our calendar will be full every night until eight or nine in the evening, including weekends, so I keep reminding myself that relaxing for the time being is a good thing. I also have enough clean shirts to avoid unpacking the boxes and suitcases that surround me while I sleep for the next few days.
In the spirit of prolonged relaxation (read: procrastination), I though I'd share some photos from my favorite unscheduled stop on our California road trip two years ago. Someone gave us a tip to stop and see the sea lions, and we are so glad we did!Read More
We're down to our last few days of living in Boston, which means that packing-mode has just about taken over. I thought I would take a few minutes to revel in a bit of last-minute denial of the fact that the hall closet is still full of jackets and shoes, not to mention the untouched plates, bowls, and spoons in the kitchen cabinets, and update our Boston Bucket List.Read More
The weather here has been getting gradually and consistently warmer, and I think we will crest into the low nineties sometime early next week. While this may sound pleasant to those of you in Georgia, please remember that we don't have the luxury of a/c in our apartment--two weeks of temperatures in the mid-eighties outside means that we're hovering in the low eighties inside our apartment as well! Many sunny afternoons, I find myself parked in front of the oscillating fan thinking cool, breezy thoughts, like this one...Read More