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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Funny Face

I apologize for the long-winded introduction.  There's some history to the photo.  Sorry to bore you. 

I September of 1976, I transferred from the University of Delaware to Spring Garden College (SGC).  I didn't care for a 'big' school and SGC was definitely a better place for me.  At the time, SGC was a commuter school and had no dormitories.  Non-commuter students could rent rooms in houses or Beaver College, now Arcadia University, made dorm rooms available to SGC students.  I opted for the dorm route. 

Arcadia's campus is located on the estate of William Welsh Harrison and includes a full-blown castle called Grey Towers, built in the late 1800's. I will be posting a few outside shots of it and some of the other original buildings on campus in the coming weeks.  The castle houses both administrative offices and dorm rooms.

A visit to Grey Towers is an unbelievable experience;  living on campus gave my friends and I the opportunity to explore it and the campus in-depth.  What a blast!

This is one of the many gargoyles on the castle.  I have others to post.  This was on the shady side of the castle late in the afternoon.  I love this face.  It's held up very well considering it's 100+ years old. 








Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
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6 comments:

Marka said...

That's quite the face! And some people say that it's only kids that stick their tongues out. Those are people who have alot to learn.

David said...

Woody,
Is this were the Budwiser guys got "What's Up!!"? Please tell me they make warm lightweight cloths for BIG guys in something other than camo colors. First chance I get I will get to Cabelas or the closest Carhart dealer. Thanks for the kind words.

Martha in PA said...

Thanks for the local history lesson! I was so confused when I moved back from FL and kept hearing Arcadia Univ, I did not realize Beaver had been changed. I see that the castle has complimentary tours, we might just have to do that one day!!!

Woody said...

Marka, I was contemplating blowing this up REAL BIG and hanging it in my office window :-)

Woody said...

Thanks David!

Woody said...

Martha,

I found this on Arcadia's website. I was not aware the public tours were available. The phone number is the main school number.

Complimentary Acoustiguide audio tours are available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. everyday. Call 215-572-2900 for more information.