Monday, March 30, 2009

3 in 1

As in 3 colleges in 1 day and 3 states in 1 day. After our phenomenal Rhinebeck breakfast, we headed a few miles up the road to our first of three college tours set for Tuesday. Three colleges in one day, what were we thinking....

First we visited Bard College in Annandale on Hudson, NY. Bard will go down as the school with the most eclectic variety of buildings. From an old stone church to a completely modern steel science building, Bard is definitely a keeper. If Joey decides to apply to Bard, it won't be the most difficult to get into, but it will be a good match for Joey. They had a decent art building and Bard is considered one of the most, if not THE most, liberal college campus in America. 

Although it was sunny, it was cold and windy in the little "town" of Annandale on Hudson. Its really not a town, its six houses and the college.

Second on our Tuesday college tour was Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Joey REALLY likes Vassar. Another good choice. Vassar has some of the most beautiful buildings including very old dormitories.

Really beautiful classroom buildings and THE most beautiful library I have ever seen.
including a pretty spectacular stained glass window. Who wouldn't want to study in this library.
Joey thought this building, the drama 
and film building, looks like something from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

After leaving Poughkeepsie, we drove for a couple of hours to Middletown, CT. We knew we would be too late for an official tour at Wesleyan, but we grabbed a map at the Admissions Building and headed out on our first (and only) self guided tour of the trip.

Wesleyan also has some gorgeous buildings
Joey really liked the contemporary concrete art studios:

Middletown has a pretty cute old downtown where Joey and I stopped for an ice cream sundae before getting back in the car and heading to our next stop: Providence, Rhode Island.

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