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An exchange of comments with half_elf_lost got me thinking about some of my old UConn photos. So, with that motivation at work, I dig up three I like to go with one that has been hanging out on my web site since time immemorial. So:

Night photos William Benton Museum #1 and #2, and the old Central Heating. Also, from delving in the basement of Crandal B (not a particularly artsy photo, but a happy memory).



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Aug. 5th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
You have no idea how much I love the Benton, and the little slate path/garden that sat outside the entrance. The fountain there USED to work my first couple of years there, but then it was neglected and left to fill up with leaves.

Central heating always reminded me of Willy Wonka's factory, with roaches instead of chocolate.

And WHAT is in that door under Crandall? Was that one of the old storage rooms? We used to let students put all their UCONN furniture in storage so they could build bunks and stuff. When the rooms got full, we used to look the other way and kids would bring the stuff home, then return it at the end of the year.

Thanks for sharing. I love the memories!
Aug. 5th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
That fountain has been resurected several times .... I've seen it running on and off over the years. It's a wonderful sound, in a lovely space that you can only get with really old trees. :-)

And WHAT is in that door under Crandall?

Part of the basement (under the cafe) wasn't fully excavated. I was scrunched up on the ledge of the crawl space looking back toward the full basement part. The plumbers had a maintenance shop in the basement of Crandal B, so that stroage area will filled with lengths of pipe, pipe insulation, fixtures and all of that plumbing stuff.

...Alas, buy the time of my Junior year ('90), South Campus had gotten new bunk beds and DRL laid down the law: nothing could leave your room. We still made it work; the wooden legs got burried in the closet, and the metal frames tucked into the loft -- it just moved the mattress 1½" closer to the ceiling!
Aug. 5th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
DRL was a bunch of anal-retentive lunatics! Some of them are still there, making peoples' lives miserable.
Aug. 5th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
Crandal B
Maybe not truly Artsy but very real and raw... I like it as much as the others
Aug. 5th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Crandal B
Thank you!
Aug. 5th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Crandal B
Speaking of real, this one has been a favorite for a long time ... there's something about the girl's focus and the woman's apparent disinterest.
Aug. 5th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Crandal B
True example of

"that's not raw, this is RAW"
Aug. 5th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Crandal B
True 'dat. :-)
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