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Friday, October 23, 2009

Outside Vanderbilt Hall, in the Village

NYU Courtyard
Photo by myself at NYU on West 4th Street, in the Village.

Vanderbilt Hall is a part of NYU Law School, and it has its own courtyard. The brick and traditional ornament help create its academic image.

New York University owns several buildings in this area. It's difficult to imagine kids going to college in the middle of Manhattan, but there are several colleges located here.

By the way, the word 'campus' comes from the Latin word meaning 'field'. Learning institutions are by tradition unified areas set in the landscape. NYU's buildings are separated by streets and other buildings, but are generally located in one area.


A friend of mine went to NYU years ago. She said it was difficult, since as a student she didn't have much money. Yet here she was, thrown in an exciting city full of stores and lots of advertising.

I personally can't imagine going to school here and concentrate long enough to do homework!

Related posts: Night View, the Village, 184 3/4 West 4th Street and Downtown, 24/7.


TheRavingDave said...

Such a pretty picture!

WTakeuchi said...

Nice building. The image of the couple hugging each other is great.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I enjoy your Latin lesson and the imagery of attending such an urban university. I bet if you were taking classes that captured your mind and heart, you could walk out of classes/buildings totally lost in thought and ignoring the city in the process.

Virginia said...

Well for a moment I thought I was back in Paris with the two "smoochers" on the left! He could at least hang up the phone!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what this will lead to when the day is done and the stars are out. It is a nice place and good looking architecture.

Susu Paris Chic said...

What a perfect picture to put me on a good weekend mood! So romantic. I'd have loved going to this institution. My colleges in Finland and Florida were okay though too;)

sandra said...

Comme j'aimerais que ce soit mon homme et moi sur cette photo...

Ming the Merciless said...

I miss seeing the fashion and style or simply the way people dress on the street in NYC.